Norman Dean White, 85, of Springfield, Ill., formerly of Morrisonville, Ill., passed away at 5:50 p.m. on Sunday, January 31, 2021 at Taylorville Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation.
Dean, as he was known, was born April 18, 1935 in Taylorville, the son of Carl and Bonnie (Bethard) White. He was a 1954 graduate of Morrisonville High School. Upon his graduation, he married Marilyn “Joyce” Millburg, and together they had six children. They later divorced.
Dean was the founder, owner, and operator of Dean White Construction & Redi-Mix in Morrisonville for over 30 years, and was well known for being a talented carpenter for over 50 years. Dean built and remodeled numerous homes and buildings in the Morrisonville and surrounding Central Illinois area, as well as in Texas where he spent several years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Dennis Dean White in 2015; his twin sister, Norma Jean (White) Allison; brother, Wayne White; and infant sister, Clara White.
Dean is survived by his dear companion, Shirley McGlassen of Springfield; three daughters, Bonnie (husband, Kevin) Wood of Raymond, Karen (husband, Patrick) Millburg of Venice, Fla., and Sandy (husband, Dale) Himstedt of Morrisonville; two sons, Daniel (wife, Angie) White of Bluffton, S.C., and Darren (wife, Marla) White of Bluffton, S.C.; grandchildren, Dana Wood Morris, Brian Wood, Russell White, Duane White, Jamie Himstedt Sample, Laura Himstedt Henry, Jeff Himstedt, Miles White, Seth White, Abigail White, and Mitchell White; 16 great-grandchildren; and the mother of his children, Joyce White of Morrisonville.
A private family graveside ceremony will be held at Morrisonville Cemetery at a later date.
The family has entrusted Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home in Morrisonville with ceremonies. Please visit www.assalleyfuneralhomes.com to offer condolences to the family.