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Shaun Bethune

October 3, 1960 ~ October 6, 2018 (age 58)

Shaun Bethune, age 58, of Centerville, Iowa, passed away Saturday, October 06, 2018 at his home.

He was born in Wichita, Kansas on October 3, 1960, the son of Sammy and Gwen (Anderson) Bethune.  In 1979 Shaun graduated from Fremont High School, in Fremont, Iowa.  He was later united in marriage to Dyann Gross Rafferty on August 16, 1993.

Shaun enjoyed many hobbies throughout his life.  He loved the outdoors, especially camping and trout fishing in Northeast Iowa.  Shaun also enjoyed playing the guitar.  He was notably known as an avid Beatles fan.  Moreover, on top of knowing every Beatles song ever created, Shaun possessed a significant amount of knowledge about the group, including an overabundance of trivia.

Most recently, Shaun held the position of maintenance supervisor for municipal housing in Centerville for nearly sixteen years. 

Shaun is survived by his wife, Dyann Bethune of Centerville, Iowa; his mother, Gwen Garr of Fremont, Iowa; a son, Joshua Bethune of Des Moines, Iowa; step children, Aaron Rafferty of Oxford, Wisconsin, Sarah Rafferty of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; three grandchildren, Sarah Davis Spiker, Maxwell Hayes, and Carter Myers; eight siblings, Samuel (Sharon) Bethune of Lincoln, Nebraska, Steve (Arlene) Bethune of Denver, Iowa, Sandy Eckley of Fremont, Iowa, Scott (Beverly) Bethune of Ottumwa, Iowa, Sue (Aaron) Tonderum of Kelley, Iowa, Sherri (Loren) Navratil of Ankeny, Iowa, Shannon (Mary) Bethune of Fremont, Iowa, and Christina Garr-Kime of Fremont, Iowa; as well as many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Sammy Mack Bethune; his step father, Charles Garr, and three nephews, Caleb Bethune, Brendan Bethune, and Jeremy Bethune.

Cremation has been accorded.  A Celebration of Life service will be planned for the near future.  In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Shaun’s name to a charity of your choice and may be mailed to Lange Funeral Home and Crematory, 1900 S. 18th St., Centerville, Iowa, 52544.  Condolences may be expressed online at   


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