Earl Dean Lemon, 82, of DeSoto passed away Feb. 14, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. Earl was born in Winterset on Nov. 8, 1934 and was raised in Adel. He was a Veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was married to his wife Rose Ann for 62 years.

He is survived by his wife, Rose Ann (Penick); children: Kevin Lemon, Keith and Bev Lemon, Cheryl Fieguth, Crystal and Don Laird, Carla Lemon and Cecilia Cox, 11 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his son Kenneth.

A luncheon will be held on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017 at the Veterans Reception Center 910 Main Street, Van Meter, IA 50261 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Blank Childrens Hospital.