In 1983, the three of them ventured back to South Dakota, leasing a place call the Ridge on HWY 34 going to Pierre.When their lease ended, they moved back to Belle Fourche and founded Moms Drive Inn in Sturgis in 1986.After the death of his wife, Marlene, he retired to just manage his trailer court.In 1998, he married Elmie Bartel and in 2005, he sold the trailer court and moved to Watertown, NY.
Teddy Ann grew up and went to school in Sturgis and Lead-Deadwood area before she met and married Ronnie Varns on October 14, 1972.
Dean is survived by his five children, Rosa Herman, Rapid City, Velva (Rod) Retzlaff, Newell, Sonja (John) Welke, Sturgis, Arnold Vetter, Rapid City, and Jacky (Bob) Good, Spotsylvania, VA; sister, Joyce (Walt) Ballard; brother-in-law, Ace (Karen) Inghram; sister-law, Cathy Inghram; and 17 grandchildren, Monica (Jayme) Mc Gee, Eric (Denise) Quenzer, Jenna (Colonta) White, Jon Nelson, Timmey (Ana) Johnston, James Johnston, Mirrisa Retzlaff, Alysia Retzlaff, Jennifer (Steve) Froning, Lori (Dennis) Hansen, Glenda Welke, Matthew Welke, Gary (Alicia) Vetter, Bryan Vetter, Nicole Dean, Matthew Shaw, and Jade (John) Ritchie.
He is also survived by 41 great-grandchildren (4th generation); 4 great-great-grandchildren (5th generation); and many nieces and nephews.
You could never find a greater sister bond than you could between Teddy Ann, Carrie, and Delores.
Everyone that knew Teddy Ann knew how strong willed and stubborn she was.