Dean J. Englund, age 68, of Isanti passed away unexpectedly at home February 13, 2018. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, February 19th at Long Lake Lutheran Church, 3921 277th Ave NW, Isanti. A memorial visitation will be held from 3:00 – 6:00 P.M. Sunday, February 18th AT LONG LAKE LUTHERAN CHURCH and also one hour prior to the service Monday at the church. Interment Long Lake Community Cemetery.
Dean Jerome Englund was born in Minneapolis, MN on September 2, 1949, to Aleck and Harriet (Chilman) Englund. He grew up in St. Paul Park, MN, and graduated from Park High School in 1967. On June 15, 1974, he was united in marriage to Jacqualyn Blaisdell.
Dean worked as a sheet metal worker for many years. After retirement, he began blacksmithing as a hobby and became very proficient at it! This hobby brought Dean much enjoyment and opportunities to meet many new people. With their vintage shingle mill and his custom branding iron, he and his brother, Dale, created many shingle souvenirs for the Englund Threshing Show and other shows. Dean also enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding his Harley, Boundary Waters trips and was a great storyteller. Dean was a caring, compassionate family man and friend to all. He was always ready and willing to lend a helping hand. He will be deeply missed.
Dean died unexpectedly at his home Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at the age of 68 years, 5 months and 11 days. He was preceded in death by his parents; son Bart Simonson; grandson Nathan Dean Englund.
He is survived by his loving wife, Jackie; sons Brett Simonson and Jeremy (Tiffany) Englund; grandchildren David (Rhea) Simonson, Torah, Joshua & Adalyn Englund, Heather, Chris, Tyler, Skyler, Starley and Haven; brother Dale (Gerry) Englund; sisters Sharon (Dennis) Stanius, Marlene (Rick) Mitchell, Gloria (Jarold) Hempler, Renee (Tim) Merkouris, Brenda (Keith) Plaisance; many nieces & nephews, other relatives and friends.