March 10, 1931 ~ June 25, 2022

Born in: Peru, IN
Resided in: Elwood, IN

Dean Wallace Worsley, age 91, of Elwood, passed away at St. Vincent Mercy Hospital on June 25, 2022, surrounded by family. He was born in Peru, IN to the late Sidney and Freida (Schmidt) Worsley.

In his early years, Dean worked on the railroads. He later served in the United States Army and worked as a medic in Korea. He dabbled in many things throughout his 91 years, including insurance sales, sports editor for local newspapers, owning several businesses, and retired as the Madison County VA officer. He was a member of the Mormon Church for over 30 years.

When his children were younger, Dean loved to coach little league and was a huge part of building Peru, IN little league baseball program. He also worked in the circus industry in Peru, IN. He was a true jack of all trades.

Dean was known for his great, big bear hugs. He was a loving, caring, man but he also would tell you like it is and had no filter. He was straight forward in every sense of the word. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and friend who will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Dean is survived by his children Theresa Jackel (Dave), David Worsley (Cindy), Kathy Bean, and Mark Worsley (Terry); grandchildren Matt Jackel (Jamie), Andy Jackel (Whitney), Kristin Grigsby (Brad), Derek Worsley (Alyssa), Sydnee Macallister (Pat), Kelsee White (Brock), Troy Alan Worsley, and Kevin Worsley (Aftyn); 14 great-grandchildren; sister Lorraine Perdue; and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents listed above, wife of 50 years Marty Worsley, and brother Don Worsley.

Cremation was chosen through Legacy Cremation and Funeral Service – Anderson.

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  1. May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will be here to walk beside you in your journey of grief.

    Eddie Beagles and the staff of Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services

  2. So many memories growing up together. The Worsley family will always hold a special place in our hearts. Thoughts and prayers to all the kids for comfort. Hugs from Houston.
    Linda Davenport

  3. Dean was a great person and is remembered fondly. I loved your family growing up. So many memories! My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  4. Deeply in our thoughts and prayers. The Fuller family absolutely loved Mr. Worsley.
    Mom really enjoyed his visits. RIH Mr. Worsley!

  5. I have happy memories of Uncle Dean’s visits to Utah. He was always welcoming and supportive of me as an addition to the Worsley clan. Much love to you all.

  6. Worsley Family,

    So sorry to hear about Mr. Worsley passing. I have fond memories of his passion and support of Elwood Panther athletics. My best to your entire family at this difficult Time.

    Chip Morris

  7. Dean,
    I only heard of your passing today. I was very saddened to hear this. You always brought a light to my life when I’d see you come in at my work. You were so sweet while giving me hell. You made me laugh every time I seen you. I hope you knew how much you meant to me.

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