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  • Dean L. Lochhead

    Dean L. Lochhead

updated: 3/8/2018 8:58 AM

Dean L. Lochhead, 84, of Chester, Illinois, passed away at 11:03 p.m., Sunday, March 4, 2018 at Perry County Memorial Hospital, Perryville, Missouri.

He was born to the late James H. and Hilda (nee Knigge) Lochhead on July 30, 1933 in Chester. He married Maxine R. Zgonina on September 25, 1954 at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in St. Louis, Missouri; she preceded him in death on January 11, 2014.

Dean had worked as a mechanic and had been the owner of James H. Lochhead & Sons in Chester from 1953 to 1995.

He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Chester. Dean was a 4th Degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus #3790. He was a life member of the V.F.W. Post #3553. Dean was also a member of the American Legion Post #487 and the Eagles Club Aerie #3252. He was on the Chester Fire Department for 14 years. Dean also enjoyed antique car shows and he had been an usher at the church. He was an Army Veteran and served in the Korean War.

Survivors include three children, Michael (Susan) Lochhead of Chester, Janet Lochhead of Chester and David Lochhead (Shelly Melching) of Chester; one brother, Dale Lochhead of Perryville, MO; four grandchildren, Tony (Jennifer) Lochhead, Heather (Charles) Passe, Amanda Lochhead, and Sarah Lochhead; five great grandchildren, Ava Lochhead, Riley Lochhead, Kallie Mueller, Harper Cameron and Cooper Dean Passe; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; infant daughter, Louise; one brother, Donald (Marcella) Lochhead; and sister-in-law, Bonnie Lochhead.

Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday, March 9, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Chester, with the Very Reverend Eugene H. Wojcik, V.F. officiating. Interment will be at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Chester.

Visitation will be 4 p.m. -- 8 p.m. Thursday and 7:30 a.m.-9:45 a.m. Friday at Pechacek-McClure Funeral Home, Chester.

Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Catholic School.

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