Bedene Funeral Home
517 E. Washington
Arma, KS 66712

Hardy W Dunn

1925 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences
Hardy W Dunn Obituary
Hardy W. Dunn, 87, of Pittsburg, Kansas died at 10:05 p.m. Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at Via Christi Hospital at Pittsburg, Kansas.
Mr. Dunn was born October 11, 1925 near Cherokee, Kansas, the son of Hardie and Josephine Dunn. He attended a one-room elementary school near Croweburg, Kansas and attended Arcadia High School graduating in 1942. He helped on the family farm until entering the Army in January of 1944. He took Basic Training in Camp Blanding, Florida and was assigned as cadre upon completion of training. He transferred to the K-9 Corps in 1945. The K-9 training was in Ft. Robinson, Nebraska. While attached to the 82nd Airborne Division in Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, he was involved in getting the 49th Infantry Scout Dog Platoon assigned to glider training while Platoon Sergeant. This was one of the earlier K-9 units to be airborne.
He left the service in 1946, and returned to the family farm, then became a welder at McNally Manufacturing Company in Pittsburg. He was recalled to active duty during the Korean War in October of 1950 with the Aviation Engineers, and served 22 months at Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri, Walters Air Base, Texas, and Dobbins Air Base, Georgia. He was First Sergeant at the time of his separartion. He attended Pittsburg State Teachers College, and received a degree in education in 1956. He began teaching in the Business Department at Wichita North High School in 1956, and remained there until his retirement in 1988. He received a graduate degree at Wichita State in 1966 (the same year that son, Greg, graduated from high school). At the time of retirement he was chairman of the business education department at North High. He married Jessie Irene Eggen on March 30, 1947. A son, Gregory Allen, was born October 12, 1948. He was a member of the Asbury United Methodist Church. Hardy was active in the Wichita Running Club, and won several gold medals at the Kansas Senior Olympics, until heart problems made it necessary to curtail activities. He later became active in table tennis competition, and won gold metals in that sport at the Kansas Senior Olympics as well.
Survivors include his wife, Jessie, of the home, son Greg and wife Sharon of Collinsville, Oklahoma, a brother, Allen Dunn of San Francisco, California, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Ray Dunn, and two sisters, Verona Tyler and Ruby Erickson.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, August 12, 2013 at the Bedene Funeral Home at Arma, Kansas with the Rev. Charles Cable officiating. Burial will be at the National Cemetery at Fr. Scott, Kansas. The Ft. Riley Burial Detail will conduct graveside flag folding services. Friends may call 9-10 a.m. Monday at the Bedene Chapel prior to the services. Arrangements are under the direction to the Bedene Funeral Home, 517 E. Washington, Box 621, Arma, Kansas 66712.
Published in Morning Sun from Aug. 9 to Aug. 10, 2013
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