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Dean R. Gentle, 34, of Salt Lake City, Utah, formerly of Rushville, Illinois, passed away at 12:15 p.m. Friday, February 16, 1996, at the University Hospital in Salt Lake City.

He was born August 26, 1961 in Rushville to Rodney and Barbara Rebman Gentle. He married Lori Prather July 24, 1983 in Rushville. She survives, along with one daughter, Addi Rae Gentle, at home; his parents, Elvis and Barbara Wilson of Houston, Texas; Rod Gentle of Beardstown, Ill.; one sister, Tanya Kerns of Irving, Texas; his grandmother, Rachel Rebman of Rushville; one stepsister, Jennifer Wilson of Irving, Texas; two stepbrothers, David Wilson of Irving, Texas; and Shannon Wilson, serving in the U.S. Navy.He worked as a printer for Publishers Press in Salt Lake City. Dean was a loving and caring husband, father and son. He loved to hunt, fish and snow ski in the Utah Mountains. He also enjoyed sky diving.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 21, 1996 at the Worthington Funeral home in Rushville with Reverend Robert Belew officiating. Burial, Rushville City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the Addi Rae Gentle Education Fund, c/o Rushville State Bank, P.O. Box 50, Rushville, IL 62681.

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