August 17, 2023
Dewayne D. Barleen, 86, of St. Paul, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2023, at Brookefield Park in St. Paul, just one day short of his 87th birthday.
Dewayne was born on Aug. 9, 1936, at Republic, Kansas, the son of Claire James and Bluebell (Persinger) Barleen. He received his education in Republic, Superior, Byron, Hardy, Lovewell, College View at Lincoln, Nebraska, and graduated from Hickman Public School in 1954. After graduating, he moved to Kansas, living with his relatives and worked for C.O.B. on the Lovewell Dam and Canals.
He was united in marriage to Colleen Wilton on July 15, 1955, at B...