Dean was born on Sept. 15, 1947, in Powell to Richard and Mildred Schmidt. He graduated from Powell High School in 1966.
He went on to Southwestern Oklahoma State University where he graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration in 1970. It was there he met his wife, Karen (Cox) Schmidt and they were married on June 10, 1969.
They moved to Billings for a couple of years to manage his uncle’s restaurant, Sandy’s Drive-in. They returned to Powell in 1972, and Dean worked for C.R. Anthony’s, First National Bank, and then became a Farmer’s Insurance agent with his dad until 1992.
He returned to school and received a Master of Education in Psychometry in 1994. He completed his career as a school psychologist for the Oklahoma State Department of Education, and then Duncan Public Schools.
Dean was a devoted father to his two children Amy (Roberts) and Dirk Schmidt.
Dean was involved with the Powell Valley Chamber of Commerce, Administrative Board of United Methodist Church and the Powell Daycare Association.
Dean was preceded in death by his parents Richard and Mildred Schmidt.
Dean is survived by his wife, Karen Schmidt; daughter Amy Roberts (Ken); son Dirk Schmidt (Cassie); and three grandchildren, KiAnne and Kooper Roberts and Samuel Schmidt. Dean is also survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Bill Greaham.
Memorial services will be held summer of 2018 in Powell. Notification will be posted at a later date.
Condolences may be sent to the family at 6209 Sawgrass Place, Bartlesville, OK, 74006. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 778, Powell WY 82435.