Dean (Cowboy) Center

Dean E. (Cowboy) Center, of Hanover, passed away on September 17, 2017 at the age of 88. He was born on August 19, 1929 to Cleve and Eleanor Center. Dean was a lifelong farmer who took pride in being a good steward of his land. As a champion calf roper, Dean could never be caught without his cowboy hat on. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching the Detroit Tigers and Michigan State Spartans. Most of his mornings were spent meeting for a cup of coffee with his local friends in Hanover. He was a lifelong member of the Big 9 Sportsman’s Club.

Dean is survived by his beloved partner, Dorothy Kerr; son, Scott Center; daughters, Cindy (Greg) Hotchkin and Kim (Bob) Czmer; 9 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren; special friend, Charlie Chamberlin; the Kerr family was also a special part of Dean’s life. He is preceded in death by his parents, 3 sisters, and 1 brother.

Due to Dean’s wishes cremation has taken place and there will be no services.

Lauer Family Funeral Homes in Concord has been entrusted to care for the family.

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  • Cheryl Bumpus Posted September 24, 2017 1:14 am

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family. Dean will always be rembered. The Cornstubble Family

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