Ronald “Dean” Gasaway, 70, died on Thursday (Dec. 22, 2011) at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. 


Ronald “Dean” Gasaway, 70, died on Thursday (Dec. 22, 2011) at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.  
He was born on July 5, 1941, in Great Bend to Daniel and Virginia (Whitehead) Gasaway. On August 26, 1966, he married Sharon Doyle in Kay County, Okla., and she survives of the home.  
Dean served his country in the U.S. Army and National Guard and was retired from Boeing Wichita in the Material Procurement Department. He also was a member and former manager of the Newton American Legion. Golfing and spending time with his loving family and friends were pastimes he enjoyed. He also enjoyed traveling with his wife and family.
Dean is survived by his wife, Sharon of the home; son, Robert Gasaway of Park City; daughter, Stephanie and her husband, Andy Fewin of Chapman; granddaughter, Hannah Fewin of Chapman; grandson, Zackary Fewin of Chapman; brothers, Max Gasaway of Battlefield, Mo., and Glen Gasaway of Emporia; and sister, Joan Young of Branson.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A celebration of Dean’s life will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Petersen Funeral Home Chapel in Newton, with Pastor Bobby Massey presiding. Viewing and visitation with family will be from 10 a.m. to service time on Tuesday at the funeral home.   
Memorials are suggested to Caring Hands Humane Society or The American Heart Association, in care of the funeral home.