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Dean Luther Chandler II of Mesick passed away Sunday, August 07, 2022. He was 32. Dean was born July 19, 1990 in Cadillac, Michigan to Dean Luther Chandler (Cindy) and Carrie Ann Geeting (Dave). He was the second child to arrive after the death of his older brother Carl Dean Chandler.



Dean graduated from Mesick Consolidated High School in 2008, shortly after he enlisted in the United States Army. Dean’s first duty station was with the 82nd Airborne as an Infantryman. He served a tour in Iraq and a tour in Afghanistan under the 82nd Airborne Division. He would later PCS to serve with the 101st Airborne Division prior to his honorable discharge. He married Jacqueline Dalrymple (Ian) in 2009 and welcomed his first daughter Ryleigh Chandler in November of 2010. He married Trish Sahlberg in 2014 and they welcomed a son Hunter Chandler in May of 2015. Prior to his second marriage, his second daughter, Kiyah, was born in July of 2014.  In August of 2021 he married his current wife Tamara, together they welcomed his fourth child, and third daughter Charlee Chandler.

Dean loved to turn a wrench, he rarely came home clean, and never drove a vehicle you couldn’t hear from a mile away. He enjoyed having a good time standing around a campfire reminiscing with his closest friends and family. Dean enjoyed a good book series, movies, and sitting in a tattoo chair. Dean was very proud to have served his country, and followed in his father's footsteps. He was a man who loved his family, and friends to no end.



Dean is survived by his loving wife Tamara: children Ryleigh, Kiyah, Hunter, Charlee, and stepchildren Tyler, Autumn, and Hunter. His Parents Dean Chandler and Carrie Geeting, and their spouses Cindy Chandler and Dave Geeting: His siblings Elizabeth, Mckenzie, Keyrsten, Keyan, and step siblings Jeep, Carlie, Cody, Ashleigh and Jake. His grandparents Gilbert and Jeannie Hall, Sandra Furtner, Dick Spencer, and Luella Sab. Aunts, Uncles, nieces, nephews, and countless cousins. His two best friends Alex and Travis, who he would refer to as his brothers.

He is preceded in death by his brother Carl Dean Chandler. Grandmother Ila Spencer, Grandfathers Carl Chandler, Gary Furtner, and Paul Sabo. His Nana and Papa, Albert and Mary Daniels.

A memorial luncheon will be held at Amvets Post 120 at 2:00pm in Mesick, MI on Sunday August 14, 2022.

Posted by Bonnie Groat on August 14, 2022
You've always been my friend, but the best memory I have is shortly after my son passed away you were the person I leaned on most and you did everything you could to make me smile and not let my sadness overwhelme me and for that you'll home a special place in my heart. When you see my little guys give him a hug for me. Love you buddy
Posted by Katelyn Simerson on August 12, 2022
Dean was one heck of a guy. I remember my first day of high school, Mrs. Freets math class. Mrs. Freet had decided to make every student personally aware of their shortcomings, at least when it came to math(she was stern, but overall a fair teacher, she was building backbones on us 9th graders) but Dean noticed she had taken it a bit to far for some students, myself included... Dean made it his mission to make everyone smile in that math class. He made us laugh until we thought our stomachs were bursting with laughter. I'll forever remember that day, when he stood up for us, and made us all feel welcome. Thank you Dean, rest easy, and fly high.
Posted by Tommy Baldwin on August 12, 2022
Dean

Hey man I just get told what happened and I just can't believe that you're gone you are my best my favorite cousin we hanged out a lot when we were kids and now we can't do that I'm going to miss you I already miss you so much I love you I'm going to miss man
Posted by Karen Beekman on August 11, 2022
Dean,
Such a young soul gone to soon! You may not know me well! But I remember you very well as a young child! You were such a cute little bugger and full of energy and ambition! You were such a ham! My heart aches for your family on your passing! We never understand why things happen, but apparently your soul was needed in a better place! Only god knows why! You are now that guardian angel your family and friends will depend on! Rest easy young man high in the heavens above, your time on earth has been completed and you now begin your new journey in the afterlife! May your memories live in the hearts of all those you have touched forever! RIH!
Posted by Jared Gehmann on August 11, 2022
Dean,

You were my first best friend in the Army and I’ll never forget all the missions and experiences we had together in Iraq. You always treated me like a brother and although we disagreed about things at times, you were always kind and spoke from the heart. You were always the person who would volunteer to take on the crappy/difficult tasks at work that nobody else wanted. You were always ready to drop what you were doing and help a friend in need even if it meant sacrificing something you were working toward. Never once did you back out when Nicole and I needed help with something.

I remember hanging out in the trucks on
mission pause and just talking about life, home, our girls and future hopes and goals.

Upon return from Iraq, you and Jackie were an absolute blessing for Nicole and me at a very trying and unpredictable time in our life. We all learned to “do life” together and spent nearly every weekend hanging out our first few years in the Army. Just two young couples leaning on each other and struggling to survive. I miss those days so much.

I hit up some of the soldiers we served with and they can’t believe you’re gone so soon. There are lots of broken hearts and fond memories from people whose lives you touched.

Fate would have it that Little Ry and Jackie are at my house for the first time in about 10 years at the time of your passing. When I look at Ry all I see is you bro. She always has a family here when she needs it.

Only God knows why things turn out the way they do. Sometimes he just takes the best souls early on. I hope to see you again in another place. Rest easy brother.

Always your friend,

Jared
Posted by William Hall on August 11, 2022
May you rest in peace the few times we talk I'll remember you as. A. Gentle
Kind man. Rest in peace Dean thinking ki nd thoughts for your family and kids great uncle bill
Posted by Robin Mongar on August 11, 2022
Dean your life on earth was cut way to short. Your time here was great with many memories and fun filled times. You are a great piece of my life from me babysitting you and just hanging with all the family. Your tribute lives on in many thats for sure. I will miss you dearly. R.I.P. my sweet young man. Love you dearly. Aunt robin mongar

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Posted by Bonnie Groat on August 14, 2022
You've always been my friend, but the best memory I have is shortly after my son passed away you were the person I leaned on most and you did everything you could to make me smile and not let my sadness overwhelme me and for that you'll home a special place in my heart. When you see my little guys give him a hug for me. Love you buddy
Posted by Katelyn Simerson on August 12, 2022
Dean was one heck of a guy. I remember my first day of high school, Mrs. Freets math class. Mrs. Freet had decided to make every student personally aware of their shortcomings, at least when it came to math(she was stern, but overall a fair teacher, she was building backbones on us 9th graders) but Dean noticed she had taken it a bit to far for some students, myself included... Dean made it his mission to make everyone smile in that math class. He made us laugh until we thought our stomachs were bursting with laughter. I'll forever remember that day, when he stood up for us, and made us all feel welcome. Thank you Dean, rest easy, and fly high.
Posted by Tommy Baldwin on August 12, 2022
Dean

Hey man I just get told what happened and I just can't believe that you're gone you are my best my favorite cousin we hanged out a lot when we were kids and now we can't do that I'm going to miss you I already miss you so much I love you I'm going to miss man
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Dean Luther Chandler II of Mesick passed away Sunday, August 07, 2022. He was 32. Dean was born July 19, 1990 in Cadillac, Michigan to Dean Luther Chandler (Cindy) and Carrie Ann Geeting (Dave). He was the second child to arrive after the death of his older brother Carl Dean Chandler.



Dean graduated from Mesick Consolidated High School in 2008, shortly after he enlisted in the United States Army. Dean’s first duty station was with the 82nd Airborne as an Infantryman. He served a tour in Iraq and a tour in Afghanistan under the 82nd Airborne Division. He would later PCS to serve with the 101st Airborne Division prior to his honorable discharge. He married Jacqueline Dalrymple (Ian) in 2009 and welcomed his first daughter Ryleigh Chandler in November of 2010. He married Trish Sahlberg in 2014 and they welcomed a son Hunter Chandler in May of 2015. Prior to his second marriage, his second daughter, Kiyah, was born in July of 2014.  In August of 2021 he married his current wife Tamara, together they welcomed his fourth child, and third daughter Charlee Chandler.

Dean loved to turn a wrench, he rarely came home clean, and never drove a vehicle you couldn’t hear from a mile away. He enjoyed having a good time standing around a campfire reminiscing with his closest friends and family. Dean enjoyed a good book series, movies, and sitting in a tattoo chair. Dean was very proud to have served his country, and followed in his father's footsteps. He was a man who loved his family, and friends to no end.



Dean is survived by his loving wife Tamara: children Ryleigh, Kiyah, Hunter, Charlee, and stepchildren Tyler, Autumn, and Hunter. His Parents Dean Chandler and Carrie Geeting, and their spouses Cindy Chandler and Dave Geeting: His siblings Elizabeth, Mckenzie, Keyrsten, Keyan, and step siblings Jeep, Carlie, Cody, Ashleigh and Jake. His grandparents Gilbert and Jeannie Hall, Sandra Furtner, and Dick Spencer. Aunts, Uncles, nieces, nephews, and countless cousins. His two best friends Alex and Travis, who he would refer to as his brothers.

He is preceded in death by his brother Carl Dean Chandler. Grandmother Ila Spencer, Grandfathers Carl Chandler and Gary Furtner. His Nana and Papa, Albert and Mary Daniels.

A graveside service, including military honors will be held at Yuma Cemetery on Sunday August 14, 2022 at 1:00pm, followed by a memorial luncheon at Amvets Post 120 at 2:00pm.

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