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PARIS, Ill. - George Albert Dunn, 89, passed away at 10:33 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, at Paris Community Hospital. He was born Feb. 27, 1928, the son of Albert and Margaret Mercer Dunn. As his mother, Margaret, died following childbirth, George was raised with love by Albert and Mary E. Conner Dunn.
George graduated from Scotland High School in 1946 and was engaged in farming in Edgar and Brouilletts Creek townships throughout his life. He married Mary Elizabeth Fulton on June 17, 1950, and she preceded him in death in February 2008.
Mr. Dunn is survived by his son, James Francis Dunn of Chrisman, Ill.; his daughter, Janice (Paul W.) Schultz of Poway, Calif.; and his sister, Cecelia Ann (Earl D.) Grubb of Chrisman. George was a proud grandfather of Michael (Heather) Dunn of Paris, Mark (Ali) Dunn of West Lafayette, Ind., Kurt (Jennifer) Schultz of Lake Oswego, Ore., and Kathryn Schultz of San Diego; and five great-grandchildren also brightened his life, Sean Dunn, Ada and Edie Dunn, and Benjamin and Elliot Schultz.
He was a life-long member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Paris and he enjoyed recalling his service to the Unit 4/Crestwood School Board of Education in the 1960s. George especially enjoyed attending local sporting events, and he and Mary Eliz were honored to be Paris Tiger "Fans of the Year," 1998-1999. Up to very recent weeks, George read the local newspapers voraciously, monitored the grain markets daily, and kept bird food and a salt-lick for the deer behind his apartment at Brookstone Estates of Paris, where he resided since September 2011. Occasionally he typed notes and memories to the family on his typewriter. He valued and appreciated his Edgar County heritage and his many friends.
Visitation will be held from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. CST Saturday, March 4, 2017, at Stewart and Carroll Funeral Home. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 4, 2017, at St. Mary's Catholic Church with the Rev. Fr. Ronald Hilt officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Cemetery or St. Mary's Church. For further information and online condolences, please see:
Published on March 1, 2017
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