Harry Dean Rockwell, 80

Published 9:40 am Friday, September 18, 2015

Harry Dean Rockwell, 80, of rural Brownsdale, Minnesota, died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, at his home.

Harry Dean Rockwell

Harry Dean Rockwell

He was born Nov. 8, 1934, in Red Rock Township, Mower County, Minnesota, to Paul H. and Gertrude M. (Dibble) Rockwell. He was the youngest of six siblings. Harry grew up on his parents’ farm southeast of Brownsdale and attended School District No. 42 in Red Rock Township. An Austin High School graduate, Harry served his country beginning in August 1957 in the U.S. Army, stationed in Lebanon. Following his honorable discharge in August 1959, he returned to rural Brownsdale to farm with his older brother and sister-in-law, Guy and Marcella Rockwell. Harry loved the farm, and committed his life to running it with his brother. He enjoyed flowers, fishing, motorcycle riding, and especially loved the time he spent with his family and loved ones. Harry was like a second father to Alvin Rockwell, Sue Amick, and Merna Thompson. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Survivors include his brothers: Guy (Marcella) Rockwell of rural Brownsdale, Minnesota, and Ross (Lois) Rockwell of Austin, Minnesota; sister-in-law Della Rockwell of San Diego, California; nieces, nephews; cousins; great nieces, and great nephews.

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He was preceded in death by his parents Paul and Gertrude Rockwell; his sister Norrine; his two brothers: Paul and Fay; brother-in-law Harold Monsen; and sister-in-law Wanda Rockwell.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 21, 2015, at the United Methodist Church in Brownsdale with the Rev. Sharon Goetzinger officiating. Friends may call at the church one hour prior to the service on Monday. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Brownsdale. American Legion Post 91 and V.F.W. Post 1216 will be conducting military honors. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.