Dean Edward Bellin was born Feb. 18, 1949, in Blackwell, to Carol Jean (Clark) Bellin and Merble O'dean Bellin of Deer Creek.
He enlisted in the United States Naval Reserve for a six year enlistment, and was honorably discharged in 1973 as a Second Class Commissary man.
From January 1981 to January 1992, he served as Deputy Sheriff for the Grant County Sheriff's Department. From January 1994 to August 2014, he served as the Chief of Police of Wakita, retiring from a career of 38 years in law enforcement.
Dean was preceded in death by his grandparents: Edward O. and Gladys (Patterson) Bellin and John Clarence and Lottie Marie (Terrell) Clark; step-son, Justin Burlie; and nephew, Shane Warren.
Survivors include his wife, Judy Bellin; sons: Ryan Bellin and Aaron Bellin; step-sons: James Burlie and Vernis Burlie; his parents, Merble and Carol Bellin; sister, Tammie Warren and husband, Kevin; brother, Lugene Bellin; grandsons: Preston, Jack and Chance Bellin and Tyler Stewart; two great-granddaughters: Zoe and Zella Stewart; numerous other relatives, brothers in law enforcement, and many friends.
The memorial service is 10 a.m. Friday, May 19, 2017, at the Christian Church in Wakita. Registry 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, at Prairie Rose Funeral Home, Anthony, Kan.
Memorials in memory of Dean may be made to the Wakita Cemetery, and may be sent in care of Prairie Rose Funeral Homes, 602 E. Main St., Anthony, KS 67003.
Published on May 16, 2017