Dean Leslie Kessinger, 55

January 26, 1965 - December 6, 2020

Hastings resident, Dean Leslie Kessinger, 55, passed away Sunday, December 6, 2020, at his home.

Memorial service will be held at a later date in Colorado. Apfel Funeral Home, Hastings is in care of the family. Condolences may be sent to the family from

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Dean was born January 26, 1965, to Juan and Irene (Truillo) Garcia in Denver, CO. He graduated from Denver High School, Denver, CO. He attended culinary school in 2012 at Central Community College, Hastings Campus. Dean was a chef at various restaurants.

Dean volunteered for Special Olympics. He enjoyed taking individuals on vacations for shared living providers. His hobbies included, horticulture, cooking, geology, fishing, and collecting antiques.

He is survived by his partner, Brian Kirstine of Hastings, father, Juan Garcia of Denver, CO,

Sister, Debbie Taylor of Broomville, CO, two brothers, Dwayne (Donna) Kessinger of Arvada, CO and Darrell Kessinger of Hastings, and his beloved dogs, Arty, Odie, and Sammy.

He was preceded in death by his mother Irene Garcia.