Dean A Mote
|Father: Willie Jack Mote|
|Mother: Joan Marie ( Wolfe ) Mote|
|Marital Status: Single|
|Resided in: White and Carroll County, Indiana, most all of his life.|
|Funeral Date: Saturday, March 21, 2020|
|Funeral Location: 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 21, 2020, Memorial Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date here at the Miller - Roscka Funeral Home of Monticello, Indiana.|
|Clergy: James Wolfe|
|Burial will take place:
Private for the Family. |
|Visitation will be:
A Gathering of Family and Friends will be from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 21, 2019, at the Miller - Roscka Funeral Home of Monticello, Indiana. |
Dean Mote did not define success by his career achievements. Knowing and loving members of his extended family was the success story of his life. Among Dean’s last known conversations with a much-loved relative, one of his cousins, was a phone call. He called to sing “Happy Birthday.” When Dean chose to sing his birthday wishes, he did so with great gusto. That enthusiasm was just one hint of how much he treasured his extended family and friends. Time together with those who were dear to him, whether on the phone or in person, brought joy to his life—a life that had experienced more than its share of pain.
Dean Alvin Mote was born on December 23, 1959 in San Antonio, Texas and passed away at the age of 59 on Friday, December 13, 2019 in Idaville, Indiana.
He was preceded in death by his younger brother Denny, and his mother Joan Marie (Wolfe) Mote. He is survived by his father Willie. Dean is also survived by several aunts, two uncles, and many cousins. Dean lived in Indiana, in White and Carroll Counties, most of his life. As a child Dean enjoyed camping, as well as raising rabbits and chickens. He was a 1978 graduate of Twin Lakes High School. Dean played the Alto Sax in the high school band and was on the wrestling team. He started working as a “car crusher” and “junior mechanic” at a young age at Willie Mote’s Salvage Yard. Through those years he honed his skills as an auto mechanic and became well known for his trade as the owner of Dean’s Performance Center in Idaville, Indiana. From the time Dean was a child, his heart was weighed down with a good deal of pain from this broken world. He spoke of that pain often in phone conversations with relatives. He longed for life with no pain, no sorrow, no suffering. In his later years, he found rest and hope in the grace of Jesus Christ. Life was still difficult and painful, but through his faith in Jesus, he possessed a durable hope that carried him through our broken world, and a peace that he could not put into words. It’s been said, and Dean would agree, that obstacles in the path are not obstacles, they are the path. Dean’s obstacles prodded and goaded him toward his Savior who has prepared a place for him where God himself will wipe every tear from his eyes. A place where there will be “no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” Family and Friends will Gather from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 21, 2019, at the Miller-Roscka Funeral Home of Monticello, Indiana. A Memorial Celebration of Dean’s Life will begin at 11:00 a.m. immediately following the time of visitation. A private burial will take place at a later date. Envelopes are available at the funeral home for contributions in Dean’s memory. Memorial contributions may be given to One Simple Wish, 1977 North Olden Avenue, Suite #292, Trenton, NJ, 08618 (please mark the envelope for Indiana), or to the Boys and Girls Club Scholarship Fund. |
|Memorial Information: Memorials may be given to One Simple Wish, 1977 North Olden Avenue, Suiite #292, Trenton, NJ, 08618, please mark for Indiana, or to the Boy and Girls Club Scholarship Fund. Envelopes will be available here at the funeral home.|
|Survivors include: |
Willie J. (wife Lillie) Mote of Mexico;
Numerous Family members in Indiana, California, and Georgia.
|Preceded in Death: |
Joan Marie Wolfe
Dennis Alan "Denny" Mote.
|Arrangements by: |
Miller - Roscka Funeral Home, 6368 E. US 24, Monticello, Indiana, 47960 (574) 583-8488.