R. Dean Brockway, 58, of Wapello passed away on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at his home in rural Wapello. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 30 2021, at the Snyder and Hollenbaugh Funeral and Cremation Services of Wapello. Burial will be in Wapello Cemetery. Friends may call after 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at the funeral home where the family will be present from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. A memorial has been established for the family in Dean’s name. Sympathy notes may be left for the family at www.sandhfuneralservice.com.
Ronald Dean Brockway was born on December 20, 1962 in Burlington, Iowa the son of Ronald and Margaret “Peggy” (Hartsock) Brockway. On January 18, 1986, Dean was united in marriage to Misty Rae Boulton at the Louisa Center Church. Dean graduated from Wapello High School in 1981 and farmed in the area all of his life. He loved being a farmer almost as much as his passion for hunting, fishing, trap shooting, sporting clays, snowmobiling, and riding motorcycles.
Dean will be deeply missed by his wife, Misty Rae; sons, Logan Dean Brockway and his wife, Ashley and Holden Ray Brockway and Abby Kerr; grandsons, Abel Dean and Arthur Logan Brockway; sister, Pamela Jackson and her husband, Ronald; mother, Peggy Brockway; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ray and Roberta Boulton; brother-in-law, Randy Boulton and his wife, Cindi; sisters-in-laws, Rae Nita Black and her husband, Bill and Rae Laneia Boulton; several nieces and nephews; cousins; many good friends and his faithful dog, Cooper aka Poochie.
Dean was preceded in death by his father, Ronald; grandparents, Arthur and Mae Brockway and Clayton and Karen Hartsock and brother-in-law, Doug Boulton.
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