John Raymond Dunn
1934 - 2021
John Raymond Dunn

John Raymond Dunn aka ("Beepa" "Lolo" "Grandpa" "Grandpa Brown" or "Bucko") was born to eternal life on May 15, 2021 at 86 years young. He was born on the 8th of September in 1934. He is preceded in death by his loving mother Dorothy,(nee Scherkenbach) and father James and brother James. He attended St. Boniface Grade School and Marquette University High School. He graduated from Marquette University in 1959.

He married the love of his life, Margot (nee Andis) on August 11, 1959.

John served his country in the US Army and US Army reserves.

He started his career working for a short time at Marquette University, and then became an investment advisor at Loewi and Company, remaining with the same company for 40 plus years through various name changes. He was highly respected at the firm, in his industry, and among his clients.

John was a larger than life man who lit up every room he entered. His love of life, family and God was present in all he did. He loved gathering with family and friends, and was often the life of the party. John had a passion for travel with friends and family. He often planned trips for his entire family, carving out time for his children and grandchildren to celebrate with him and Margot.

No rain, sleet or snow could keep him from any type of event his children or grandchildren had. His enthusiasm for attending Marquette basketball games was known by all who sat anywhere near his section. A large pillar in the community, John was involved in multiple charitable organizations giving of his time, talent and treasure.

He will be greatly missed by his dedicated and adoring wife Margot (nee Andis) of nearly 62 years, his children Jim (Sherri), John (Margie), Anne (David) Pagel, Chris (Bridget), Mary (Alvaro) Garcia-Velez, and Daniel (Amy). His 19 grandchildren, Jack, Haley, Megan, Ellie, Margot, Sid, Grace, Madeline, David, George, Finn, John, Margot, Sofi, Andy, Cecilia, Daniel, Mary and Kate all loved him so dearly. They will lovingly think of him each time they play gin rummy and call on Woofda. He will also be well-remembered by his brother-in-law, Matt, his wife Rita, their children and many, many dear friends.

A special thank you to the caring staff at Elmbrook Hospital.

Visitation will take place on Thursday, May 20th, 2021 from 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. at Becker Ritter Funeral Home. The Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, May 21, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Jude the Apostle Parish, 734 Glenview Avenue, Wauwatosa, WI 53213.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to: Marquette University High School, Marquette University, St. Jude the Apostle Church and the Jesuit Retreat House.

Published by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel from May 18 to May 19, 2021.
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Dear Margot. Saddened to read of Johns passing. I am in Florida for a few more weeks. Our friendship continued for many years....DSHA, MUHS and now Emerald Woods. Gods blessings to you and your family...will keep you in my prayers.
Janet Treacy
May 25, 2021
I'm so sorry for your loss. Please know I'm thinking of you and your family and sending you my deepest sympathies.
Doris Veras
May 19, 2021
Please accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of your Dad and Husband, I always enjoyed seeing your Dad at events, and will never forget our Fathers Day fishing trip on Lake Michigan, all the Dad's were fishing, and all of us girls were getting sea sick, it was quite a day!! He will be missed.
Sara & Chris Barger
May 19, 2021
So very sorry, Margo. Ron and I were so lucky to have you and John as friends. Ron used to call him "Dunner" and so enjoyed being with him. I will be making a donation to Marquette High School in his name. All of our grandsons have graduated from Marquette. Stay well.
Jeanne Jaskolski
May 19, 2021
My heart goes out to you and the family. May the angels lead John to Paradise and the Saints and Martyrs welcome him to the New Jerusalem.
Zita Powell
May 18, 2021
John was simply a wonderful individual. I worked with him at Loewi et al. Cannot ever forget his wonderful smile and sense of humor. He will be missed by all.
Joe DeMichiel
May 18, 2021
Dear Margot, So sorry to read of John's death. I lost Roland two years ago and it was really difficult. After some time passes and you would like to call me or stop over I'll give you my number: 262 367 8861. Sandy
Sandy Meyer Groddy
May 18, 2021
Dear Margot & family, My thoughts and prayers are with you south the passing of John. I have fond memories of John, significantly his love and dedication to you Margot and to your children and grandchildren. I recall too how he was so attentive to his mom and your dad as they aged. Not only was John dedicated to you as family, but lived his faith with his service to the St. Jude faith community and beyond. He surely was welcomed into the Kingdom. It is our faith during this Easter season we are summoned to believe that John´s"life is simply changed not ended." I hold you all in prayer. In the Risen Christ, Fr. Marvin T Knighton
Fr Marvin T Knighton
May 18, 2021
Dear Margot and Family, I am very sad to hear about John and sorry about your loss. The Lord saw that John was getting tired. He put his arms around John, and said "Come into my kingdom. I only take the best.." I will often think about the great memories of one of my favorite friends, John. My prayers are with all of you. Stay healthy, ,and God Bless. Tom Zalewski
Tom Zalewski
May 18, 2021
Our family was blessed with the LOVE - LAUGHTER & GREAT JOY for life of our true friend and supporter John R Dunn In loving memory of a wonderful person who will be loved and missed always.
Paul D Christensen and family
May 17, 2021
The Dunn family holds a special place in my heart. I spent a lot of time at your household when I was young. Playing basketball, having lunch, watching Jim and John fight, and as we got older doing things we probably shouldn´t. When it comes to Father John, I remember him playing with us in the open lot down the block. I remember him taking us to ball games. I remember to not mess with him because while a nice man, he could draw the line. I recall him attending my parents funerals. I recall him not feeling well, but he made it any way. He and my mom who were political opposites shared an interesting mutual respect - or at least I like to think that. "Mrs Dunn", which you will always be to me, We send our sympathies and a congratulations for the last 62 years of what it looks like a life well lived. May there be many more. Thank you for all you have done. And to John, Ann, Mary, Chris and Dan may your journey into the post-"Mr Dunn" world find happiness and great memories of your father. Unfortunately, I will not be able to there for his service. I suspect it will be a special day of tears and laughter that you will remember forever. Don´t let Jim go longer than 3 minutes :)
Tom Koenig
May 17, 2021
My deepest sympathy to you, Margot, and to your family. John was uniquely special and a gift to us all. He made us all laugh and enjoy the present moment. I will always be grateful to his caring & support for my husband, Patrick, during his journey in the final months of his life. John's kindness to all is exemplary. We are all so fortunate to have known him and to cherish you. Peace to you. Judy Miller
Judith Fitzgerald Miller
May 17, 2021
Memories of the times we shared Uncle John are treasures that I carry always in my heart. You were the most fun loving person I have known and your spirit was ageless. You were the best Godfather a girl could have. You live on in the faces and goodness of your children and your grandchildren. I always tell Chris he reminds me so much of you. You have been such a blessing and will be missed by all that knew you! Our sorrow is only lessened knowing you are with our lord Jesus and reunited with everyone you loved who passed before you. I am guessing it is quite the party in heaven.
Debra Wagner
May 17, 2021
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