Dean Wade Mitchell, age 94, died on Monday December 12, 2011 at Calvin Community. Dean was born May 22, 1917 in Woodward, Iowa and spent most of his life in the Des Moines area. He was a retired CEO of Farm Bureau Insurance Companies. After receiving his Law Degree from Drake University in 1940 he practiced law for one year prior to entering the insurance industry. He remained a member of the American, Iowa and Polk County Bar Associations. He earned his Chartered Life Underwriter designation in 1964. Dean was past president of the Iowa Insurance Institute and the Federation Insurance Counsel, which named him “Man of the Year” in 1976. He has served as chairman of the National Association of Independent Insurers and was inducted into The Iowa Insurance Hall of Fame in 1998.