Dean L Southworth
Dean L. Southworth of Fort Myers Beach, FL passed away peacefully on December 1, 2020 following recent health challenges. He was 93 years old.
Dean was born in Shell Lake, WI on July 4, 1927 the proud son of Ursula (Melton) and Edward P. Southworth. Yes, Dean truly was a fire cracker! He was a Veteran of the United States Army who served during the Korean War. Dean worked in the Research and Development Department of Kraft Foods as part of the team that helped to develop such consumer favorites as Cheez-Whiz and Kraft Mac N Cheese Dinner. For 30 plus years, he was a resident of Glenview, IL, member of Community Church and The Scottish Rite of Freemasonry.
He leaves to cherish his loving memory his wife, Kimberly S. (Koprowski) Southworth and son Terry A. Southworth, his sister Karen Thiel of Barrington, IL, nieces Patti DeSpain, Sheryl Dolgin, Christy Rizzo, and nephew Tim Harris.
In 1987 Dean retired to Fort Myers Beach involving himself in The American Legion, Araba Shrine, Chapel by the Sea, Civic Association, and Kiwanis Club.
Dean was preceded in death by his wife Betty (Burgdorf) Southworth. A Memorial Service is being planned by the family for a later date. Please check with a family member or Fort Myers Memorial Gardens www.FortMyersMemorial.com
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of Dean to one of his favorite community organizations. The family suggests either Chapel by the Sea Presbyterian Church, 100 Chapel St, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931, (239) 463-3173; Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908, (239) 482-4673 or the Fort Myers Beach Kiwanis Club, 11050 Summerlin Square Drive, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931, (239) 454-8090.