Dean Franklin Tisthammer - age: 86
(March 01, 1934 to May 15, 2020
Dean Franklin Tisthammer, 86, of Visalia, California passed away peacefully with his wife of 65 years, Betty, by his side. Dean was born in Albion, Nebraska to Anna (Helm) Tisthammer and Martin Tisthammer on March 1, 1934. He graduated from Lindsay High School in California in the early 1950’s. Dean was a talented salesman representing a number of successful companies such as Lindsay Packing House, Picture Tube Co., Zenith, and AgriSales. It was said that Dean, “could sell an ice cube to an Eskimo.” He took great pride in his work and relationships with his customers. Dean and Betty also successfully ran a vineyard in Fresno for many years. Dean was the loving father to Debbie (Quinn) and Phillip Tisthammer (1956-2001) and leaves behind his grandchildren; Rayna, Josh, Myrna, Rhett and Kyle as well as his great-grandchildren whom he adored; Ethan, Tysie, Kenzlie, Mason, Axten, Brooklynn, Brynlie, Ellerie, Genevieve and Olin. He is also survived by his sister, Louise. Dean enjoyed sports, gambling, 49er football, motorcycles, Mexican food, and chocolate milkshakes. Dean was a charming, tall and handsome man. He will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him. Service will be held at a later date. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.evansmillerguinnchapel.com. Services entrusted to Evans Miller Guinn Chapel.