Originally published Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 07:30p.m.

Leonard “Dean” Honsinger, passed away in Kingman, Arizona on Oct. 12, 2018. He was born Feb. 7, 1938 in Erick, Oklahoma and moved to Kingman in the early 1970s. He was a great father, son, husband and teacher in the community.

Everyone called him “Coach” in Kingman, where he resided for over 50 years and retired from teaching and coaching at Kingman High School. He taught chemistry, biology and science, but loved coaching kids in football and golf and was athletic director at times. He tried to instill a positive attitude in students “to never give up” in whatever they’re doing.

He enjoyed fishing, playing golf, and volunteering at the hospital for over 10 years.

He graduated and played football at South Western Oklahoma State University with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in science, where he met his wife Helen of 58 years. They had two sons; Craig and Barry. He has two sisters; Joy (his favorite), who resides and farms outside of Sweetwater, Oklahoma, and Lena Faye (deceased). His parents, Cecil and Wynona Honsinger, are both deceased in Erick, Oklahoma.

There will be a memorial service at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22 at Sutton Funeral. Instead of gifts or flowers, please donate to help fight Alzheimer’s:

Alzheimer’s Association

340 E Palm Lane St., # 230

Phoenix, AZ 85004

In honor of Leonard “Dean” Honsinger.