Dean Edwin


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Dean Edwin Hermanson

Feb 23 1927 - Mar 06 2005

Mr. Dean E. (Edwin) Hermanson born February 23, 1927 in Sioux City, Iowa, quietly slipped from this life and joined his Lord and Savior on March 6, 2005 in Dallas, Texas. Dean graduated from East High School in Sioux City, Iowa. During WWII, Dean could not wait to do his duty and help defend his country. He enlisted in the Army Air Force in 1944 and served in 1945 and 1946. He attended Morningside College in Sioux City before graduating from Iowa State University with a degree in General Engineering. Mr. Hermanson held various positions with the Aluminum Co. of America in Los Angeles, Zenith Radio in Sioux City, Iowa, U.S. Industries in Los Angeles and Longview before joining Continental Emsco/LTV Energy Products in Garland for 31 years where he retired as Director of Engineering. He then formed a consulting company, Hermanson and Hermanson engineering and was active in the oil field for another 6 years. He was a participant in The American Society of Mechanical Engineers where he received the National Oil Drop Award for Distinguished and Meritorious Engineering Achievement, The Ralph James Award and was selected as the ASME North Texas Mechanical Engineer of the Year, The American Petroleum Institute where he received the Certificate of Appreciation for his activities and the National Association of Corrosion Engineers. He was awarded multiple patents during his career, was a Registered Professional Engineer and a Registered Corrosion Specialist, Grade P. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Richardson and the Pathfinders Sunday School Class. Dean’s life was marked by a variety of interests as he appreciated sports, enjoyed The Arts and traveled extensively throughout the world. Along with all his professional accomplishments, Dean was a true gentleman- he was kind and caring, and was full of goodness and gentleness. He was a great listener, confidant and encourager with a passion for adventure! He was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Mary Ann and is now survived by Rae Taylor Hermanson, his daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Jerry Bogue of Paso Robles, California, and his sister, Helen Harlow of Brea, California, also survived him. A service of thanks and celebration of his life will be held 11:00 AM, Wednesday, March 9, 2005 in the First United Methodist Church, 534 W. Beltline. In lieu of flowers, please commit an act of kindness, repair a friendship, or contribute to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville, Dallas, Texas 75231.
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