NICEVILLE, Fla. -- Dean M. Fletcher, 82, of Niceville, passed away Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010.

He was born April 16, 1928, in Newcomerstown, Ohio.

He is survived by his wife, Margery Fletcher of Niceville; daughters, Jana (Danny) Godfrey and Carol (Doug) Marshman; granddaughter, Karla Haege; and great-granddaughters, Hailey and Abbiegail Howard.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Archie Fletcher Sr. and Anna Treasure Scott; brother, Archie Fletcher Jr.; and sister, Pat McCleary.

Dean attended Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio, and Muskingum College in New Concord, Ohio. He retired from the Department of Army after 38 years and gave service to the U.S. Army and Army Reserves for 42 years as a CW4.

A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association. Address checks to: American Heart Association. Mail to: Twin Cities Woman's Club, P.O. Box 722, Niceville, FL 33588-0722.

The Twin Cities Cremation Services and Funeral Home in Niceville is assisting the family.

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