Dean Carson Adair

Born: Sat., Jul. 4, 1931
Died: Tue., Jul. 9, 2013


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Thu., Jul. 11, 2013
Location: Cleveland Rd. Location

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Thu., Jul. 11, 2013
Location: Cleveland Rd. Location

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Dean C. Adair

July 4, 1931 – July 9, 2013



Dean Carson Adair, 82, of South Bend died unexpectedly Tuesday, July 9, 2013 in his residence.  Mr. Adair was born July 4, 1931 in Wolf Lake, IN to the late Juanita (Keister) and Donald L. Adair and had lived in the South Bend area most of his life. 


On August 10, 1974 in South Bend he married the love of his life, Lorraine (Miller) who survives.  Also surviving are three sons, Mark Adair (Valerie) of Norman, OK, Eric Adair (Peggy) of Indianapolis, IN and Kyle Adair of Buchanan, MI; and eight grandchildren, Madison, Grace, Elizabeth, Daniel, Abby, Sarah, Sydney, and Randi Adair.  He was preceded in death by a son, Kevin Dean Adair.


Dean retired from South Bend Federal Savings and Loan where he served many years as president.  He was active with the Izaak Walton League and South Bend Jaycees, was a Paul Harris Fellow and longtime member of the South Bend Rotary Club, served on the Salvation Army Board, and was a charter member of The Summit Club.  He was a Civil War buff and spoke to various groups and students around the area.  Although Dean didn’t have many hobbies, his favorite one was spoiling his grandchildren.


Funeral services celebrating Dean’s life will be held at 1:00 p.m. today, July 11th in the Welsheimer Family Funeral Home, 521 N. William St.  Committal services and entombment will follow in St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park, Granger.  The family will receive friends in the funeral home today from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service.


In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 130 Red Coach Dr., Mishawaka, IN, 46545.  Family and friends may leave e-mail condolences at



Charitable donations may be made in Dean's memory to the following organization:

American Cancer Society, Great Lakes Division, Northwest Indiana Office
130 Red Coach Drive, Mishawaka, IN 46545

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Jay Anthony
   Posted Thu July 11, 2013
Dear Lorraine & Family - My deepest condolences to you all. You will be in my prayers.

Dan J. McAvoy
   Posted Thu July 11, 2013
Dean, or I grew up calling him “Mr. Adair”, was influential in allowing me to be successful today. Dean was a life time family friend, who was not short on providing his opinions and definitely not shy about doing so either. He faced many challenges in his life and once he was focused he accomplished what needed to be done and it was done well. Dean’s focus and determination taught me that even faced with challenging situations, a successful outcome can be achieved once one puts in the effort. Over the years we shared many laughs and I am proud and fortunate to have had Dean be a part of my life. It is easy to see why his son Mark remains my best friend today. Much love to Lorraine.

Gay Jones-Cundiff
   Posted Thu July 11, 2013

I will always remember your Dad's love fo life and sense of humor.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

"Add ice and you'll have water"

Mark & Julie Hooton
   Posted Thu July 11, 2013
Mark, we are so sorry to hear your loss of your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Mark & Julie Hooton

mary ellen singleton
   Posted Fri July 12, 2013
Dear Lorraine and Family. So sorry to hear about Dean .Lorraine you have my deepest condolences to you and your family..