Donald "Bud"-Dunn-Obituary

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Donald "Bud" Leroy Dunn

Welch, Oklahoma

Jan 25, 1944 – Oct 2, 2021 (Age 77)


January 25, 1944
October 2, 2021
Welch, Oklahoma


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Thomas Funeral Home - Welch Obituary

Donald Leroy “Bud” Dunn, 77, of rural Welch, Okla., passed away October 2, 2021 at Mercy Hospital in Joplin, after an illness.

He was born January 25, 1944 in Parsons, Kans. to Pete Frederick Dunn and Emma (Kepner) Dunn. He attended school through the 11th grade and then began his work career. On July 3, 1962, he married the love of his life, the former Bertha Pease, in a ceremony in Miami, Okla.

He dearly loved his job as a farmer. He found great satisfaction is being outdoors and tending to his crops.  Being a farmer, spare time was hard to come by. But, when time allowed, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping.

He is preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Dewayne Dunn; three brothers; and one sister.

He is survived by his loving wife, Bertha of the home; three children, Buddy Dunn and wife Jessica, Brenda Adler and husband Jimmy, and Barbara Tirrell and husband Charles, all of Chetopa, Kans.; six siblings, Mick Burns, Roy Oakley, Rick Oakley, Raymond Oakley, Diane Johnson, and Mary Wheeler; 15 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; and 6 great-great grandchildren, with two more on the way; numerous nieces and nephews; as well as a host of friends.

The family will receive friends Tuesday evening, October 5, 2021, from 6-8 p.m., at the Thomas & Chenoweth Funeral Home in Welch. A graveside service will be held Thursday, October 7, 2021, at 2 p.m. at Oakhill Cemetery, Chetopa, Kans.

Casket bearers will be Kevin Vanderpool, Kody Vanderpool, Robert Vanderpool, Kyle Goff, Scott Dunn, and Charles Tirrell. Honorary casket bearers will be Buddy Dunn, Kris Vanderpool, and Kent Vanderpool.


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So sorry for your loss. He was a great man. He will truly be missed. May God wrap his arms around you and comfort you.