Dean Stone, age 55, of New York Mills, passed away on December 23, 2023, at Astera Health in Wadena, Minnesota. Celebration of Life is tentatively planned for Spring 2024 with details forthcoming.

Dean was born on January 30, 1968, to Duane and Alice (Hoyhtya) Stone in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He attended high school in Cambridge, Minnesota, graduating with the class of 1986. Dean made his home in Wadena and later in New York Mills. He worked in manufacturing, most recently employed at Lund Boats in New York Mills.

Dean was an avid hunter and fisher and had an appreciation for the Second Amendment.  He had a passion for wildlife and the outdoors, often boating and fishing on the Otter Tail area lakes.  Dean was also skilled at woodworking and building.  He was a member of the Deer Creek Rod and Gun Club in Deer Creek.  Dean valued family and friendships and will be dearly missed.

Preceding Dean in death are Duane and Alice Stone (parents) and Craig Stone (brother).

Dean is survived by daughter Beth Semlar, brother Scott (Melanie) Stone, aunt Mary Ann Anderson (Rudy), cousins Trent Anderson (Shari), Kim Goodwin (Hoyhtya) and Scott Goodwin, Jeff Hoyhtya, Eric Hoyhtya, Adam Hoyhtya (Lea), Michael Hoyhtya (Amanda), Corinne Libby (Hoyhtya) and Brock Libby, Ron Hoyhtya (Michelle), Mark Hoyhtya (Kathryn), Kevin Hoyhtya (Kathy), Darlo Martin-Rogge (Mike), and close friends Jerry Anderson and Jennifer Miller.

Please visit to leave memorials and condolences on Dean’s Tribute Wall.

Arrangements provided by Karvonen Funeral & Cremation Service of New York Mills.