Freddie Dean Harger, 92, of Springdale, Ark., passed away Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023. 

He was born Jan. 8, 1931, in Greenwood, Neb., to Freddie Ivan Harger and Verda Bell Casey Harger. 

Dean was a Veteran of the Korean War with six bronze stars and a survival of the Chasin Reservoir. He was a retired barber that loved knife making, hunting, and a host of hobbies. Dean claimed he had the best childhood growing up in Aurora, Ark., riding horses with his friends in the mountain and walking to the Aurora Church with his grandpa.

Dean was preceded in death by his parents.  

He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Shirley Lively Harger; son, Freddie Harger and wife, Karen; grandchildren, Candace Harger and Ryan Harger of Siloam Springs, Ark.; son, Tracy Harger of Springdale, Ark.; sister, Donna Steele of Springdale, Ark.; niece, Robin Thomas of Fayetteville, Ark.; and nephew, Rock Steele of Springdale, Ark.