Halvern Florian Dehn
July 14, 1924 – January 8, 2023
Dehn, Halvern Florian Dad was a farm boy with a gentle heart from Rogers, Minnesota. With deep commitment to his country, he enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1943 at the age of nineteen. Embodying the Semper Fi promise, he endured WWII, and survived the battle of Iwo Jima. Nicknamed “The Fiddler”, Dad played his violin to entertain his fellow soldiers throughout the war. Three days after returning from the war, Dad met a pretty girl in a green plaid skirt and saddle shoes at a town dance. Patty became the mother of his five children and the love of his life. From that day on, every decision or sacrifice Dad made was dictated by his devotion to his family and his unwavering faith in God. Kind and thoughtful, Dad was a devoted father and grandfather whose integrity guided him to lead by example. Ever-handsome, sharp as a tack, and a loyal friend, Dad was able to live independently at home for more than 98 years. Dad was our hero. It is with immeasurable gratitude that we cherish the beautiful memories of him and the life he lived. His essence will live on in each of us and we will miss him immensely. Hal is preceded in death by his son Stephen Dehn and survived by his children, Stephanie Muller, Scott Dehn, Jane Hoch, Colleen Kracklauer; and grandchildren, Travis Rund, Harrison Rund, Christian Rund, Nicholas Shemesh, and Stephanie Shemesh. A funeral mass will be held at Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Rogers, MN on Thursday, January 26th at 11:00 am. Burial will follow at Fort Snelling National Cemetery on Friday, January 27th at 1:45 pm.