Harold “Tex” Dean
I have lived in Iowa since 1961. I have a son and daughter from my first marriage. I have been married to my third wife, Nancy, for 19 years. I graduated from Buena Vista College in Storm Lake, Iowa in 1963. Buena Vista classmates nicknamed me “Tex” when they heard I was from Texas – so in Iowa I’m still known as “Tex”. I was a band director in the public schools for 36 years. I am in my seventh year of retirement and love every minute of it. I play drums with quite a few bands and work on an average of 3-4 nights a week. I some times play in surrounding states such as So. Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin. My wife and I moved into a brand new home six weeks ago. We are busy trying to get our old house sold and still looking for things in the new house. I had a bout with prostate cancer three years ago and had my prostate surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. I feel very fortunate.
– Harold Dean