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Obituary: Dean Asher, Columbus

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Dean Asher, 82, of Columbus, passed away on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, of a hemorrhagic stroke at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born in Bartholomew County, Indiana, on January 2, 1932, he was the fourth of five children born to the late Jesse and Zelma (Jackson) Asher. He wed Maddline “Mickie” Asher on May 29, 1958, in Taylorsville.

Drafted into the Marine Corps in 1952, he was a proud veteran of the Korean War. Following his tour in the service, he returned to Golden Foundry where he had first started working in 1950, before eventually retiring in 1997.

A loving friend and devoted family man, he never missed an opportunity to lend a helping hand. What he lacked in formal education he more than made up for with his wisdom, compassion and hard work.

Aside from Mickie, his loving wife of 56 years, he is survived by one daughter, Marcie (Vint) Moore of Indianapolis; son, Jack Asher of Greenville, South Carolina; two grandsons, Joshua Asher and Logan Moore; as well as one great-grandson, Wyatt Asher.

A private family service was held at Garland Brook Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to Love Chapel, a local food bank located at 311 Center St. Columbus, IN 47201.

Arrangements were entrusted to Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home.

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