Dean Bundy, age 89 of Balaton, passed away Saturday, July 31, 2021 at Murray County Medical Center in Slayton.  Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 5, 2021 at Balaton United Methodist Church.  Visitation will be held 5:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesday at the church with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m.  Visitation will continue for one hour prior to the service on Thursday.  Burial is in Lakeside Cemetery at Balaton.  Stephens Funeral Service – Tracy Area Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Dean Allen Bundy was born March 12, 1932 in Oelwein, Iowa to Alpha and Tempe (McCann) Bundy.  He received his education from Spirit Lake High School in Spirit Lake, IA.  Dean joined the Army and entered active duty during the Korean War from 1952-1954.  He received his training from Fort Sill, OK, and served in Battery E, 2D, Field Artillery.  He continued to serve as a member of the Garvin American Legion since 1970.  Dean married Hazel Marietta Bennett on March 25, 1959.  They lived and farmed around Spirit Lake and Milford, IA until 1966 when they moved to rural Balaton and continued to farm.  Dean enjoyed the farming community and working outdoors on his farm.  His rough exterior was visible to some, but his heart was filled with love.  He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.  He will be missed dearly and as God calls us home one by one, the chain begins to link again. He will be holding hands and hugging our loved ones already in heaven and this will be our comfort.

Dean is survived by his children: David (Peggy) Bundy of Balaton, Jan Bundy (Pat Johnson) of Sioux Falls, SD, Pearl Somers of Sherman, TX, Roger (Martha) Terry of The Colony, TX, Larry (Linda) Webber of Spirit Lake, IA, Lola Webber-Bundy of Cottonwood; 18 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; 20 great-great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-great-grandchild.  He is also survived by his brother Wilbur Bundy of Spirit Lake, IA, sister Rose Wheeler of Balaton; and many nieces and nephews.  He is preceded in death by his parents Alpha and Tempe Bundy, wife Hazel, daughter Linda Julien, grandsons: Russell Somers, James Johnson, and Cody Bundy, brother Elmer Bundy and sister Alice Blum.