Obituaries detail

Rollie Dean Pruyn, Age: 84
Mar 24, 1936 - Nov 17, 2020


Dean Pruyn, with his family by his side, peacefully surrendered his battle with Parkinson's Disease on November 17th, 2020. He fought the disease for many years, never once complaining. Dean was a kind, friendly man who had a twinkle in his eye when he smiled. He was the ultimate jokester who could make anyone laugh. Dean never met a dog he wouldn't pet and a cookie he wouldn't eat. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather and will be greatly missed. 




Dean was preceded in death by his parents, Rollie and Ione Pruyn. 




Dean will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 63 years, Marilyn; children, Michael Pruyn, Mark Pruyn, and Valerie Young (Cliff); grandchildren, Chris Denker (Melissa), Danielle Froelich (Taylor), Jordan Pruyn, Cordell Pruyn, Chelsea Young, and Cameron Nelson; great-grandchildren, Paisley Denker, Greyson Denker, and Lorelai Froelich.






Memorial Donations may be made to Village Hospice 400 NW Murray Rd. Lee’s Summit ,Mo. 64081 or Parkinson Foundation of The Heartland 8900 State Line Rd. #320 Leawood, Kansas 66206 in lieu of flowers


Additional Service:
No Services Planned


Sarah Garoutte Nov 18 ,2020

Friend of family ,Inola ,Oklahoma

I was Sarah Wallace. I grew up in Lee's Summit Christian Church. I have many fond memories of him. Especially from a bus trip, he kept that his running all the way to Washington DC and back. I have good memories of the entire family. He will be missed

JUDI JEWELL Nov 18 ,2020

Friend ,Lees Summit ,Missouri

I will always remember him walking around the Genesis gym. I think of you all during this virus and pray for your health. I miss volunteering at JKV. Be safe and I hope one day we can have coconut shrimp! God bless you Marilyn and be with you.

Pam DiPardo Nov 19 ,2020

Friend/neighbor ,Lee’s summit ,Missouri

Marilyn and family, Please accept my sincere condolences in the passing of Dean. A kind and gentle guy who was one of my favorites. He will be missed. Prayers coming your way.

Wayne & Jan Vinyard Nov 21 ,2020

Friends ,Lee’s Summit ,Missouri

May you be comforted by memories of all the good times. Love Wayne & Jan Vinyard

Maryann Jonas Nov 21 ,2020

Former Co-worker ,Lee's Summit ,Missouri

When I first began working at the Lee's Summit Branch of the Mid-Continent Library Dean helped me learn the duties of a page...I will always be grateful for his help. The Pryun family is in my prayers

Bette Smith Nov 22 ,2020

Friend ,Cedar Rapids ,Iowa

So sorry to hear of Dean's passing. I worked with Dean at the Lee's Summit Library and what a wonderful man. He was so friendly and funny. I'm thinking of you Marilyn. You took such good care of him. My sincere condolences.

Pam DiPardo Nov 22 ,2020

Friend/neighbor ,Lees summit ,Missouri

Sending my sincere condolences to Marilyn and the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Dean was a wonderful guy and will be missed. Pam DiPardo