Dean F. Jonsson
October 22, 1951 ~ July 20, 2022
Dean Frederick Jonsson was born in Crystal City, Texas, on October 22, 1951, the third child and second son of Charles and Clarice Hollan Jonsson. He grew up in that South Texas town where his grandparents Frank and Lena Jonsson were founding members of the community. As a young boy he also lived for a year with his parents and siblings in Cuatro Cienega, Coahuila, Mexico in 1957-58. Dean graduated from Crystal City High School in 1970 and enrolled at Texas A&M University at Kingsville. He was in the ROTC and graduated from the university as a Lieutenant with a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture in 1975. His career in the Army took him to Germany as well as posts in the US. After retiring from the military as a Captain, he attended truck driving school where he met Helen. After they were married in 1990, they drove together coast to coast for 2 years before moving to San Antonio. There he attended business school and was employed by Cornerstone Church for 8 years before starting his own home repair business. He was a good and faithful Christian, active in his church and always willing to help his neighbors and anyone who needed assistance. Dean was a loving husband to Helen and stepfather to Lance and Bambie. And he was dearly loved by his grandchildren Dylan and Jessica. Dean was pre-deceased by his mother and father, his older brother Charles and younger brother Alan. He is survived by his wife Helen, stepdaughter, Bambie, her husband, John Shipman, and stepson, Lance Cuffin, his wife Amy, and grandchildren, Dylan and Jessica Cuffin. He is also survived by his older sister Gwyn Jonsson Creagan, her husband James Creagan and nephews Kevin and Sean Creagan. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to: Thrizewell Cancer Foundation @ 210 593-5949 or National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation @ 1-800-859-6723.