Lloyd Dean Krepps, 83, died Wednesday, July 7, 2010 in Olathe.
Dean, the name he was known by, was born May 14, 1927 in Buffalo to Eula Doris Eagle and Lloyd Krepps. He grew up in Buffalo and graduated from Buffalo High School.
Shortly after graduating from high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Merchant Marines. Later, during the Korean Conflict, he served in the U.S. Army.
For more than 30 years Dean was employed by the Kansas Department of Transportation in the Chanute area and Johnson County.
Dean was an avid sportsman. Earlier in his life he spent much of his leisure time hunting and fishing. He especially enjoyed all types of competitive sports — as a participant in his younger years and later as a spectator. When it came to competitive sports, he enjoyed all of them.
After his retirement, he lived for several years in Santa Maria, Calif. Wherever he lived or worked he seemed to gain close friends. After moving back to Kansas, Dean remained in contact with his friends in California.
Dean was an exemplary uncle. He was the type of uncle who seemed to be there to provide whatever was needed from various types of support to a good role model. It should be noted; being the wonderful uncle was reciprocal. His life, even in the later years, was enriched by those whose lives he had enriched.
Surviving nephew and nieces are Gary Rex Scott, Vicki Dean Franklin, Pamela Day Mahan and Cheryl Ann Kingsford.
He was preceded in death by his two sisters Frances Marie Hempen and Wyona Delyte Scott and by another person, he also considered beloved — his niece, by marriage, Denise Hein Scott.
Also preceding Dean in death was his loving companion of 37 years, Phyllis Milligan. This relationship, at the time it began, was good for both of them. Over the years, her two sons Jerry and Roger and her grandchildren became close to Dean, and they, along with his nephew and nieces and their children, mourn his death.
Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. today, July 10, 2010 at the Buffalo Cemetery.