Dean Franz Obituary (1960 – 2021) – Marysville, WA

Dean Rocky Franz, 61, of Lake Stevens, Washington, died on November 14, 2021.
He was born on Monday April 4th, 1960 in Rapid City, South Dakota.

Dean graduated from Cedar Lake Academy and received a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from Walla Walla University. On Sunday, December 16, 1984, Dean married the love of his life, Debe, and they had one child, Derek. Dean had a career in civil engineering, working for Parsons, Tetra Tech and Perteet.

He was a proud member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the American Public Works Association (APWA), the Rotary Club of Lake Stevens, and the Snohomish County Committee to Improve Transportation (SCCIT). Dean was passionate about many things such as photography, hiking, camping, serving others, and practicing his beliefs.

He is survived by his loving wife Debe; Son, Derek (Christina); Parents, Ken and Norma; Sister Julene (Andy) and nephew Mason. A service for Dean will be held on Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 10:30 am at Elim Lutheran Church in Lake Stevens, WA.

If you’d like to show your love through donations rather than flowers, our family suggests donating to one of their favorite charities.
Lake Stevens Rotary Endowment Fund, which provides high school graduate scholarships. Dean served as the chair of the Scholarship Committee for many years. @lakestevensrotary
Cocoon House, an Everett nonprofit that provides housing and assistance to young people at risk. Dean supported Cocoon House in a number of ways and believed in their @cocoonhouse mission
Samaritan’s Purse, an international humanitarian aid organization that sponsored Dean. @samaritanspurse

At, happy memories and condolences can be shared for the Franz family.

April 4, 1960 – November 14, 2021

Published by The Herald (Everett) November 26-27, 2021.