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Joseph James Dunn I

GREAT FALLS —Joseph James Dunn I, of Great Falls, was killed in the line of duty working as Sheriff Deputy on August 14, 2014.

Let God be glorified through Joseph on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Four Season's Arena. Burial with military honors will be at Highland Cemetery. Schnider Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Joe was born on June 13, 1981 in Missoula, Montana to Jim and Linda Dunn. He was a combat veteran in the U.S. Marine Corps.

After his military service and a few tours in Iraq as a civilian contractor, he married his first and only love, Robynn Lynn Tholander on March 1, 2008 in Big Sky, MT. They have two beautiful children, Joey, his "little deputy," and Shiloh, his "pretty princess," whom he adored more than anything in the world. Words cannot express the kind of husband and father he was. His sense of humor always brought out the best in people. His love for Jesus Christ and his family defined who he was.

Joe was a very humble man. He always gave others the higher place not being comfortable with a lot of attention. He was rich in generosity; you could not out give Joe. His quiet, disarming presence made quite an impression on all that had the privilege of knowing him. Joe had a lot of titles: husband, father, son, brother, uncle, friend and sheriff's deputy all of which he excelled at!

Aside from his character, he was a character, who managed to find humor in everything, bringing joy and laughter to many. But the greatest joy in his life was Robynn, Joey "Bear" and Shiloh "Bear". He spent all of his free time doing family things including camping, grilling and travelling.

Joe is survived by his father, James Dunn; mother, Linda Dunn; wife, Robynn; son, Joseph II; daughter, Shiloh; brother, Nick and his wife, Sharon; sister, Kristi Faust and her husband, Timothy; nephews, Ryan, Dylan, Jeremiah, Thorsten, Josiah, Kade; nieces, Caitlin, Asia, Madison, Delilah, Audrey; father-in-law, Don Tholander; mother-in-law, Sue Fisher Tholander; brothers-in-law, Erik Tholander and Mark Tholander; sister-in-law, Holly Tholander.

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Published in Great Falls Tribune on Aug. 17, 2014
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