Obituary: Dean Stemen


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Dean Stemen, 87, of Noblesville, died Aug. 26, 2014 at Kindred Transitional Care and Rehab – Bridgewater in Carmel. Born Nov. 2, 1926 in Grover Hill, Ohio, he was the son of Clarence and Vemba (Baker) Stemen.

He proudly served his country in the United States Army during World War II. In 1958, he opened D&D Brake Sales, worked in automotive parts sales throughout his career, and retired from Big A Auto Parts. After retirement, he operated local businesses Mufflers & More and Southwest Style. He was a 50-year member of the Noblesville Masonic Lodge No. 57, the Scottish Rite and the Murat Shrine. Belonging to the Shrine 500 Club, he also held memberships in the Grover Hill, Ohio VFW, and the Huntsinger American Legion No. 45.

Survivors include his daughter, Sue Stemen (Mark Merkle); sons, Scott (Dana) Stemen and Tom (Marybeth) Stemen; and grandchildren, Alex and Victoria Merkle, Grace Stemen, Toni Suster, and Elliot, Owen and Charlie Stemen.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death in 1993 by his wife, Joan Stemen; brothers, Ken, Louie and Ollie Stemen; and sister, Roberta Sperry.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Aug. 30 at Randall & Roberts Funeral Center, 1685 Westfield Rd., Noblesville, with visitation starting at 10 a.m. The Rev. John Davis will officiate. Burial will be at Crownland Cemetery in Noblesville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Noblesville Masonic Lodge No. 57, PO Box 176, Noblesville, 46061-0176; or the charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be made at

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