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Dr. Dean Allen Dohrman

06/02/1959 - 02/02/2024


Obituary For Dr. Dean Allen Dohrman

Dr. Dean Allen Dohrman, 64, of La Monte, MO, passed away on Friday, February 2, 2024, at E.W. Thompson Health and Rehabilitation Center in Sedalia. Born on June 2, 1959, in Warrensburg, MO, he was the son of the late Floyd Henry Dohrman and Opal Maurine (Lynde) Dohrman.

Dean's life was a journey marked by dedication and service. His early years were spent in farming and cattle raising during high school through the 1980s. Dean commenced his academic pursuits at State Fair Community College in Sedalia, continued at CMSU in Warrensburg, and achieved his PhD at UMKC. Selected for the Presidential Management Program, he served five years at the Department of Agriculture in Kansas City. As an Economics instructor at CMSU and various colleges, Dean imparted knowledge in economics and history. He also supervised online courses for Colorado State University.

From 2005 to 2012, Dean served as the Pettis County Assessor, demonstrating his commitment to public service. Elected to the Missouri House of Representatives in 2013, he dedicated eight years to the people of Missouri. Notably, Dean chaired the higher education committee and played a vital role in Military Affairs, focusing on Whiteman Air Force Base and Ft. Leonard Wood. His legislative accomplishments included the establishment of the military office of advocates and the "Boots to Business" bill, providing low-interest loans for veterans.

Dean's involvement extended to community leadership, serving as Treasurer of the 4th Congressional District for eight years. Locally, he organized and hosted the McKinley Day and Freedom Rally, elevating Pettis County to fourth place in the state. An avid author, Dean penned "Insidious Changes" and was a proud member of Pachyderm, T.A.R.G.E.T, and the Sedalia Lions Club. He received numerous awards for his contributions and served on various boards.

A passionate advocate for veterans, Dean coordinated Honor Flights to Washington D.C. for World War II veterans and championed the establishment of "Old Drum" as the State dog. He cherished his family, loved traveling, enjoyed sports, and found joy in serving his community and the state.

Dean is survived by his sister, Kathryn Gerling of Sedalia; step-daughter, Laura Burlingame, and her husband Tyler, of La Monte; grandson, Brooks Allen, and several cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, February 9, 2024, at Rea Funeral Chapel, with Mark Mohler officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be from 11:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. at Rea Funeral Chapel, 3510 W. 16th St. Sedalia.

Dean will be laid to rest at La Monte Cemetery, La Monte, MO. Pallbearers include Mark Dohrman, Jim Kernell, Robert Lynde, Todd Lynde, William Lynde, and Jeff McClasky.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Missouri State Veterans Home, Warrensburg, MO, in care of Rea Funeral Chapel. Dean's legacy of service and dedication will forever be remembered by those who had the privilege of knowing him.


9 Feb


11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Rea Funeral Chapel 3510 W. 16th St. Sedalia, MO 65301 Get Directions »
9 Feb

Funeral Service

01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Rea Funeral Chapel 3510 W. 16th St. Sedalia, MO 65301 Get Directions »
9 Feb

Burial / Interment

02:30 PM - 03:00 PM

La Monte Cemetery La Monte, MO 65337 Get Directions »
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  • 02/11/2024

    What a remarkable life of service! Certainly he was welcomed into eternity with these words 'Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness!' Matt 25-21

  • 02/09/2024

    You will be missed. Rest in Peace my friend.

  • 02/08/2024

    Dean was a true patriot and lover of history. He always had a smile on his face, a funny story, a music video, or a TV clip to share that brought a smile and laughter to those in the room. Sometimes, he'd do an impersonation of a famous person! Dean was a dear, dear friend to me. We had several political discussions and solved the world's problems "if only they would listen to us." Other conversations were about life, and how fast it goes by. He was an honest, thoughtful, kind, and caring man. While the world lost a great man, heaven gained a beautiful soul.

  • 02/08/2024

    Dean was a wonderful friend to myself and so many other people. He served our community so well. We will all miss him tremendously. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and many friends.

  • 02/06/2024

    Rest in Eternal Peace, gentleman.

  • 02/06/2024

    It was a true pleasure to serve with Representative Dean Dohrman. He will always be remembered for his character, his wisdom, and his charismatic smile. May he forever rest in peace in Heaven.

  • 02/04/2024

    Dean Dohrman was a great friend of mine. He help me with getting Jim the Wonder Dog the Missouri State WonderDog. I helped some with his campaign. Dean gave me his latest book which I will treasure Dinna Huston

  • 02/03/2024

    Prayers for all the family and friends. Dean was always very nice to us. He was willing to listen to different ideas and thoughts. God bless.

  • 02/03/2024

    Dean's passing is felt by all of us who knew him well. He was outspoken in his views, a scholar of world history, an educator, a writer, a representative who always put the people first, and above all a true friend. I will miss you. We, who knew him well, will find it difficult to fill the conservative void his passing has left.


  • The Peace Lily

    The Peace Lily was sent for Dr. Dean Allen Dohrman - February 06, 2024

  • Peace & Serenity Dishgarden

    Pamela Burlingame sent Peace & Serenity Dishgarden for Dr. Dean Allen Dohrman - February 04, 2024

    Praying for peace and comfort to Dean's family. May he rest in peace. Show Me Honor Flight Board Members

  • Splendid Memories Bouquet

    Dylan Bryant sent Splendid Memories Bouquet for Dr. Dean Allen Dohrman - February 02, 2024

    Dean, You were a tremendous boss, mentor, and friend. You will be deeply missed. -Dylan, Danyale, and rest of the Bryant family.

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