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Dean Robert Satchwell


August 24, 2017

Dean Robert Satchwell

Dean passed away on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017 at Spokane, Wash. He was born on Sept. 21, 1952 in Spirit Lake, Idaho to Donald E. Satchwell and Dorothy P. (Simpson) Satchwell.

Dean grew up on the family farm on the Rathdrum Prairie at Post Falls, Idaho. He graduated from Post Falls High School.

Dean enjoyed years of farming, but his chosen profession was to become a peace officer.He attended numerous certified law enforcement courses throughout his 32-year career in Washtucna, Ritzville and Othello with the Adams County (Washington) Sheriff's Department. After retirement, Dean worked at the Bonners Ferry (Idaho) Police Department and the Boundary County and Bonner County (Idaho) Sheriff's Department. While living in Fairbanks, Alaska he worked at the Sportsman Warehouse and Yukon Title.

Dean married Janet C. Camp in Cheney, Wash. and they recently celebrated their 39th wedding anniversary. Dean enjoyed skiing, hunting and fishing, "do-it-yourself" projects, photography, making intarsia wood projects for family and friends, picking huckleberries and hiking and taking drives in the mountains.

He is survived by his spouse Janet of Oakesdale, Wash.; his mother Dorothy Satchwell of Post Falls; siblings Donald R. (Terri) Satchwell of Marlton, N.J., Donna (Robert) Felgenhauer of Oakesdale and DeImna (Mark) Heiken of Fort Benton, Mont.; in-laws Richard and Mary Ellen Camp of Spangle, Carolyn (Allen) Dyer, Simi Valley, Calif.; two nieces, five nephews and several grand-nieces and nephews.

Dean was preceded in death by his father Donald E. Satchwell and his grandparents.

A celebration of Dean's life will be held at Spokane County Fire District 3, Station 31 at 10 S. Presley Dr., Cheney on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.

Our families request you pay tribute to Dean by holding the door open for other people, showing up to help others with projects large and small, driving without distractions, and livinwg your life with wisdom and compassion. Thank you Dean, we honor your pride, integrity and guts.


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