Arthur L. Dunlavy, age 89, of Council Bluffs, passed away February 26, 2013, at Jennie Edmundson Hospital.
Arthur was born June 29, 1923, in Raymond, S.D., to the late Roy and Iantha E. (Harbour) Dunlavy. He graduated Abraham Lincoln High School in 1941 and proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII. Arthur married Virginia Johnson on June 21, 1944, in Council Bluffs. They were blessed with four daughters. Arthur worked for the Daily Nonpareil for 46 ½ years, retiring in 1988, as foreman in the Mailroom. After his retirement, Arthur continued working part-time at the Nonpareil, retiring fully in 1993. Arthur was a member of New Horizon Presbyterian Church, where he served as a deacon for many years; past-member of the American Legion; member of AARP and was noble grand at the Odd Fellows.
In addition to his parents, Arthur was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia in 2001; and son-in-law, Kenneth Jessen in 2004.
Arthur is survived by his daughters, Susan (Byron) Mass, of Silver City, Iowa, Kathleen Jessen, Roberta (Dan) Engle, Deborah (Ray) Johnston, all of Council Bluffs; 7 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren; sisters, Lucille Dunlavy, Jean Ridgway, Isabel Regan, all of Council Bluffs; many nieces and nephews.
Visitation with the family, Sunday, 3 to 5 p.m., at New Horizon Presbyterian Church. Funeral service, Monday, 11 a.m., at the church with Reverend Paul Masters officiating. Interment Cedar Lawn Cemetery with military rites tendered by VFW Post #737. A lunch will follow at New Horizon Presbyterian Church. Memorials are suggested to the church.
This obituary was originally published in The Daily Nonpareil.