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Margaret Ellen Dunne

Burlington, Iowa

May 20, 1927 – Mar 30, 2013 (Age 85)


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Prugh-Thielen Funeral Home & Crematory Obituary

Margaret Ellen Dunne, 85, of Burlington, died at 9:45 PM, Saturday, March 30, 2013, at the Blair House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born May 20, 1927, in Burlington, she was the daughter of John Joseph and Marie Marguerite Champagne Dunne. Margaret was a secretary at several area companies and retired as secretary from the former St. Patrick's Catholic Church. She then was a nanny to her great niece and nephew. She graduated from St. Paul's High School in 1945. She was a member of SS. Mary and Patrick Catholic Church, West Burlington and a member of the choir. She also sang in the Des Moines County Resurrection Choir. Survivors include two sisters, Kathleen McLean of Bel Air, MD, and Joan (Leonard) Buch of Fairfield, IA; and numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, Rev. John Dunne, James Dunne and Bernard Dunne, and two sisters Adrienne Dunne and Anne Snyder. Visitation will be from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM Friday, April 5, 2013 at Thielen Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 9:30 AM until 10:30 AM Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Thielen Funeral Home. The funeral service for Miss Dunne will be 10:30 AM Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Thielen Funeral Home with Rev. Father Bruce A. DeRammelaere officiating. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Memorials have been established for Burlington Notre Dame Schools and Great River Hospice.

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