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Lester “Dean” Beutler

12/07/1939 - 02/21/2020
Service Date: 02/28/2020
Service Time: 10:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints- 925 North Harris Drive, Mesa, Arizona
Visitation Date: 02/28/2020
Visitation Time: 9:00 AM
Visitation Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints- 925 North Harris Drive, Mesa, Arizona
Interment: City of Mesa

Dean Beutler was surrounded by his loving family as he peacefully passed away on February 21, 2020 in Mesa, Arizona. A Phoenix native, he was born on December 7, 1939 to Lotta Lee Parsons Beutler and Benjamin Leo Beutler. Dean was 80 at the time of his passing. Throughout his life, Dean enjoyed meeting people. He regularly expressed compassion for those whom he met who were struggling in their lives and he looked for ways to help out in whatever manner he felt that he could. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing, and had a number of various interests and experiences in his professional life. Dean is survived by his wife Jean Shumway Beutler and their six children; Eric (Julie) Beutler, Mike (Shelly) Beutler, Ryan Beutler, David (Angelique) Beutler, Amy (Mike)Trent, and Bart Beutler, 38 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren, his sister Benna England, and his brother Jim (Peggy) Beutler.

Funeral Services will be Friday, February 28th at the Mesa Central Stake Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 925 N Harris Dr, Mesa, AZ 85203.  A viewing will be held at 9:00 AM, followed by a 10:00 funeral service.


  • John and Gloria Erdmann

    So sorry for your loss. Mike’s father looks like he was an amazing family man with an awesome family. Our prayers are with you and your family.

  • James Wilks and Family

    You are in our prayers. Our thoughts and hearts are with you at this time. Gentle and kind memories of a good man.

  • Dean will be remembered for his powerful testimony which he shared often and the many acts of kindness that he did. We are saddened to lose him but forever enriched by having known him. Condolences to Jean and family. You are in our prayers.

  • We are very grateful for the opportunity to have known Dean, he will certainly be missed. He was truly a blessing in our lives and in the lives of our family. We will always remember his smile and the kind, quiet way he reached out in service to us and many others. His strong testimony, which he was always willing to share, has been a strength to all who knew him. We send our love and prayers to you, Jean, and your entire family!

  • Sorry to learn of your loss. May the lord bless you with peace and comfort. I didn’t realize we were the same age. Larry will be gone 5 years this fall.

  • I’m so sorry he passed Mike . Losing a dad who has been such a sterling parent and generous human being is a great loss that only memories can embrace in the future. How blessed you are to call him yours.

  • Jeff and Linda Pickles

    We were saddened by the new of Dean’s passing. He will always be remembered as one who loved his sweet wife, Jean, one who loved the temple, and one who had a strong testimony of our Savior. He will be missed! Much love to Jean and their family! ♥♥

  • Mel and Gail Tietjen

    The Cannons told me of Dean’s passing and I was saddened at the news. My condolences on behalf of the Tietjen family for the loss of this dear spirit. I would have been at the service if I had known, but since my move, I don’t hear much. Mel considered Dean to be one of his very best and dearest friends. I’m sure they will find each other and find joy in their reunion. Much love and prayers of comfort to Jean and family. ❤️🙏

  • Kenny Thatcher

    Very sorry to have missed the services and wish to express condolences to the families. Dean was a loving and caring man. As my YM leader years ago his love and care for his wife and family was a great example for me. I thoroughly enjoyed our short visits for the past couple of years when he and Jeanie came to the Temple. He reminded me of how the love for the savior and service to others was so important and blessed us. What a legacy of love he left.

  • Very sorry for your loss. Had no idea that he was ill. Saw you both in the temple recently and he seemed his same old friendly self. Dean and I were kindred spirits. Both born in 1939 and enjoyed sharing similar experiences growing up. He grew up in Phoenix and I grew up in Mesa and had many similar experiences. We both enjoyed the Mexican food from Carolina’s. I will miss him. I hate that I missed the services. I was not aware until I saw the program in the temple on Friday.

  • I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of Dean! As one of my dad’s best friends, I grew up knowing Dean for most of my life. Just the thought of him brings a smile to my face, he was always such a character! 🙂 Dean was a great man and a great friend and had a rock solid testimony of the gospel! Jean, on behalf of my family, our hearts and prayers go out to you. Dean, until we meet again, it was a true pleasure! Give my dad a hard time up there for me! 🙂

  • My heart is saddened to find out this late that my lifelong friend, Dean passed away in February. I’m sick to not have been able to say goodbye. My best wishes to you Jean and your children. Dean never talked to me without saying how much he loved his eternal companion. He loved working and attending the temple with you. I will miss him so much. I loved that guy. May God bless you always.

  • Dennis and Joan Shears

    Dear Jean
    Joan and I have always thought the world of you and Dean.
    Better friends could not exist.
    Better business partners do not exist.
    Though miles separated us, our love and respect for you and Dean never waned.
    You were Dean’s “rock” and you will forever be an inspiration to us.
    Den and Joany

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