Vernie D. Dean, 87, of Stanford, IL, died Sunday October 20, 2013 at Asta Care Center in Bloomington.;Vernie was born January 11, 1926 in Olney to Frank and Olive Bullard Dean. He married Ruby H. Gaede November 10, 1948. She preceded him in death August 13, 2013. Also preceding Vernie in death were one daughter, Becky, one son, David, one sister, Dorothy Bowen, three brothers, James Dean, Donald Dean, Willard Dean.;Vernie is survived by two daughters, Barbara (Robert) Holland of McLean, Lori (Tim) Smith of Danvers, Three sons, Gary (Diane Otte) Dean of Normal, Jeff (Melissa Zepeda) Dean of Queen Creek, AZ, Greg (Melissa) Dean of Fairbury, 15 grandchildren, Josh, Kristi, Buck, Brandy, Becky, Bonnie, T.J., Laci, Taylor, Shelby, Zachry, Aimee, Jacob, Brooke, Kaitlin, seven great-grandchildren, Rylie, Lola, Evan, Dylan, Oliver, Jayden, Ellie, and one brother Dale (Diana) Dean of Lafollette, TN.;Vernie was a WWII Army veteran. He was a medic. He was 50 year member of American Legion Post 573 in McLean, a 50 year member of AF&AM. Vernie enjoyed woodworking. He loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren dearly.;Services will be 10:00 AM Thursday October 24, 2013 at Haensel Funeral Home in Minier. The Rev. Skeet Stribling will officiate. Visitation will be 5-7 PM Wednesday October 23, at Haensel Funeral Home. Burial will be at Funks Grove Cemetery, McLean. Military rites will be at the grave. Memorials may be made to his American Legion Post.