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Gerald Patrick Dunn - 8511/21/1930 - 7/30/2016
WALNUT - Gerald Patrick Dunn, 85 of Walnut and formerly of Harmon (Hamiton Twp), died Saturday July 30, 2016 at Heritage Manor Walnut. Gerald was born on November 13, 1930 at Angier Hospital in Sublette, IL the son of James J. and Genevieve (Fitzpatrick) Dunn. He was united in marriage to Anita Becker on August 31, 1963 in St. Patrick’s Church in Maytown. Gerald was a 4th generation Dunn to live and farm on the family owned Centenial farm in Hamilton Twp until his retirement. He lived his entire life in the same house, grain farming and raising livestock. He attended Daven school in East Grove Twp in Lee County and was a 1948 graduate of Amboy High School, where he served as president of his FFA class his senior year, and showing Duroc hogs and Hereford cattle at fairs. Gerald also held a pilot’s license for small planes. He had served in the 44th Infantry Division of the Illinois National Guard for 9 years. Gerald held various positions on the drainage district board for 44 years in Hamilton Twp. He was active in his church, St. John's Catholic Church, where he had served as a lector at Mass and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He also was a member of the Senior Citizens of Walnut and Royal Neighbors of America. Those left to remember him are his wife, Anita; his son, Martin Dunn of Cape Coral, FL; his daughters: Patty (John) Schiera of Lake Thunderbird, Peggy (Gary - Poke) Clark of Princeton, IL and Kathy (Rob) Riley of Ohio, IL; 7 grandchildren; 2 step grandchildren; 1 step great grandson; his brother Robert Dunn of San Francisco, CA; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Sr. Elizabeth Dunn, Order of St. Benedict; and his brother James "Jay" Dunn. Visitation will be held on Wednesday August 3, 2016 from 4-7 PM at the Garland Funeral Home in Walnut with the Rosary being recited at 3:30 PM. Visitation will also take place on Thursday from 9 - 9:45 AM at St. John's Catholic Church in Walnut. Followed by the Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in the Church with the Reverend Thomas Shaw, Pastor officiating. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery in Ohio, IL. A memorial will be established. View Gerald Patrick Dunn's Guestbook
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