Dean L. Jines, 72, of Columbia City, passed away at 9:37 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.
Born March 7, 1939, in Wabash, he was the son of Leslie T. Jines and Anna (Ridenour) Brooks.
He was raised in Wabash County where he graduated from Wabash City Schools.
From 1956-1962, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps.
On May 10, 1958, he married Vonnie L. Boardman in Wabash.
In 1973, he and his family moved to Whitley County, moving to Auburn in 1990 and Fort Wayne in 1993.
He returned to Columbia City in 1997.
He worked for T&T Plumbing & Heating, Inc, LaOtto. He also worked at Scott Food Stores, Fort Wayne, Ford Meter Box, Wabash, and Flow Tech, Columbia City.
He was a member of Trinity Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Columbia City.
Survivors include his wife, Vonnie L. Jines of Columbia City; son, Dennis D. (Marcia) Jines of Columbia City; daughter, Denise D. (Todd) Porter of Columbia City; six grandchildren, Drew (fiancee, Amanda) Jines, Seth (Kirsten) Jines, Brent Jines, Austin Porter, Carley Porter and Madison Porter; brothers, Jack L. Jines of Tampa, Fla., and DeWayne Brooks of Peru.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Richard Lee and Douglas Brooks.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, from 3 to 8 p.m. at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City.
The funeral service will be held Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with Reverend Ross O’Dell and Pastor Judy Follis officiating.
In lieu of flowers, please send memorials in memory of Mr. Jines to Trinity Evangelical Presbyterian Church or Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home.
Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Please visit www.demoneygrimes.com  to send family condolences or sign the guest register book.