Dean Junior Adcock was born August 24, 1927 to Cecil and Ruth Williams Adcock near Meadville, Nebraska, and passed away August 19, 1987.
He spent most of his childhood years in rural Brown and Keya Paha counties, learning to love the country life.
He served in the Army Air Corps from April 1946 to September 1947. He was stationed in Hawaii and Japan where he was a radio operator.
Dean was married to Madonna Marie Stone February 28, 1949, and to this union two children were born. In the early years of their marriage Dean worked for Ralph Keim, and they lived in the Mabelo area. Later he worked for Art Schlueter on their ranch south of Wood Lake, Nebraska. In 1962 Dean started working for Knight Bros. Construction Company when work began on Merritt Dam. He eventually became a superintendent for Knight Bros. He was working on a road job near Brownlee at the time of his death.
In 1968 Dean and Madonna bought some land west of Ainsworth and began a farm-ranch operation which was his life-long dream.
He was a member of the Ainsworth Elks Lodge #1790 and a lifetime member of the V.F.W.
Dean enjoyed flying, hunting and he especially enjoyed his grandchildren.
Dean was preceded in death by his father, Cecil Adcock and his step-father, Merle Hedrick. He is survived by his wife, Madonna; one daughter, Nadine and her husband, Bobby Baxter; son Dan and wife, Denise, all of Ainsworth; six grandchildren; mother, Ruth Hedrick; and mother-in-law Freida Soles both of Ainsworth; sister Doris Stern of Johnstown; and four brothers, Donald (Bud), Concordia, Kansas; Richard, Rockford, Illinois; Dale, Huntsville, Alabama, and Merle Hedrick Jr., Ainsworth; nieces and nephews and many friends.
Madonna Marie Stone Adcock
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