Dean Lee Laune
Date of Birth
September 17, 1935
Deshler, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
December 29, 2019
Ashland, Nebraska
Funeral Service Directions

Thursday, January 2, 2020 ~ 10:30 a.m.
United Methodist Church ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Interment at Ashland Cemetery ~ Ashland, Nebraska

Visitation Directions

Wednesday, January 1, 2020 ~ 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Marcy Mortuary ~ Ashland, Nebraska


Ashland United Methodist Church or ALS Foundation

Dean Lee Laune, 84, of Ashland, NE, entered into rest, surrounded by his family, on Sunday, December 29, 2019 at his home in Ashland, NE.  He was born September 17, 1935 in Deshler, NE to Charles and Mary (Graul) Laune.  Dean graduated from Ashland-Greenwood High School and University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  On June 10, 1956, Dean was united in marriage to Violetan Hurst at the United Methodist Church in Ashland.

Following college Dean started working with his father at Laune Implement in Ashland.  In 1974, he opened Laune Sales, where he continued to work the rest of his life.  He was a member of Ashland United Methodist Church, Men in Mission, Gideons and the Ashland Chamber of Commerce.

Dean enjoyed watching and filming his grandchildren’s sporting events.  He loved bowling, square dancing, basketball, fishing and he always enjoyed his work.

He is survived by wife of 63 years, Violetan Laune; children, Steven D. (Kayla) Laune of Ashland, NE, Annette L. (Paul) Smith of Omaha, NE and Thomas D. (Andrea) Laune of Franklin, TN; grandchildren, Naomi Barent, Trent (Megan) Laune, Monica (Tyler) Payne, Kirsten Laune, Louis (Alanna) Smith, Charles Smith, Gregory Smith, Clara Laune and Jonathan Laune; great-grandchildren, Delain Barent, Elyse Barent, Landry Barent, Kooper Payne and Kayden Payne; sister, Joy Vanderpool of Texas; brother, Allyn “Pete” Laune of Ashland, NE; many other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by parents, Charles and Mary Laune; siblings, Charlene Box, Mary Lou Moss and Charles “Roger” Laune.

Condolences for Dean Lee Laune
  1. Carol McCall
    • December 30, 2019 - 7 months ago

    You have my deepest sympathy for your loss. Prayers for your family at this difficult time. Dean convinced my husband to start square dancing, besides working for Dean. Many years of memories together.

  2. • December 31, 2019 - 7 months ago

    I did not know Dean or other members of his family other than Steve. Steve was the last manager I worked for at Mutual of Omaha and was a pleasure to work with. My condolence to Steve and Kayla and the rest of the Laune families.

  3. Anonymous
    • January 1, 2020 - 6 months ago

    Lois Johnson, so sorry to hear of Dean’s passing. Our prayers are with you, Violetan and your family. God Bless.

  4. • January 1, 2020 - 6 months ago

    He was a great person. Our sympathies are with you and your family.

  5. Vana Rogers
    • January 1, 2020 - 6 months ago

    Thinking of you with deepest sympathy. Always in your hearts — all the many great memories.

  6. Angel Gill
    • January 2, 2020 - 6 months ago

    Deepest sympathy for your loss. Prayers for peace and comfort for the family.

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