Dean E. Metcalf, 78, of Springfield, IL died at St. John’s Hospital at 7:36 p.m. Thursday, September 22, 2011. He was born on September 13, 1933 in Hutchinson, KS to Floyd E. and Ina M. Curry Metcalf. He married Joan Sambol on July 20, 1957. His parents, one brother: Gaylon and one sister: Donna Burgwin preceded him in death.
Mr. Metcalf was an Air Force Veteran serving during the Korean War. He was a member of the 22nd Fighter Bomber Squadron based in Bitburg, Germany. Dean was a member of Christ the King Church.
Dean was survived by his wife, Joan, his six children: Gregory Dean (Michelle) Metcalf of Springfield, Deanne (Scott) Bell of McHenry, IL, Michel “Mich” Metcalf, Christopher Metcalf, Daniel Metcalf, and Todd (Jill) Metcalf all of Springfield; eight grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, two sisters: Jackie (Cliff) Gould of AZ and Deborah (Don) Chard of Manhattan, KS; two brothers: Phillip Metcalf of TX, and Jerry (Jayne) Metcalf of Edmund, OK and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorial Mass: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at Christ the King Church with Monsignor David Lantz officiating. Burial will be at Camp Butler National Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to Christ the King Parish or the American Cancer Society.