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Harlan "Dean" Boortz, 75, passed away on Thursday, June 29, 2017. He was preceded in death by his father, Willie Boortz, mother, Elda Boortz, brother, Milton Boortz, and sister-in-law, Janie Boortz. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Tayrien Boortz; son, Jeff Boortz; daughter, Shari Batsell; son-in-law, Andy Batsell; grandsons, Cole, Brad, and Trey Batsell; brother-in-law, George New; sister-in-law, Mosella New; nephews, Michael Vayo, Darren Boortz, Doug Boortz, Randy Sonnenburg, and Gary Sonnenburg; aunt, Marie Sonnenburg; cousins, Lee Boortz and wife, Nancy, Paulette Wilkins and husband, Frank, Barbara Holman, Beth Ann Floyd, Charlotte Wolf, Patti Smith, Dianne Griffan, Mike Sonnenburg and wife, Ruth, and Francis Leggett.

His favorite passion was golf shared with his "outlaw" friends and many member-guest tournaments invited to by close friend, Ray Henderson. When not playing golf, he enjoyed being with his family most of all. Family was everything to Dean and all of us will miss him.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M., Saturday, July 1, 2017, at Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be at 11:00 A.M., Sunday, July 2, 2017, in the Chapel of Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home. Private interment will follow at Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Memorial Park.