Richard H. Dunnuck, Sr. / 1928-2009Published 12:57am Saturday, October 17, 2009
Richard H. Dunnuck, Sr., 80, of Redfield Road, Niles, died at 9:41 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009, at Memorial Hospital, South Bend, Ind., following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 10 a.m. at Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church in Niles, with the Rev. Carl W. Bassett, officiating.
Entombment will follow in the Nativity Mausoleum at Chapel Hills Memorial Gardens in Osceola, Ind.
The family will receive family and friends from 4:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, at Halbritter Funeral Home, Niles.
He was born on Dec. 14, 1928, in South Bend, Ind., to Royce and Blanche (Walters) Dunnuck. He lived in Niles for 43 year, coming from North Liberty, Ind.
He retired after 38 years of service to Bendix Corporation in South Bend, Ind.
He was a member of Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church in Niles. He served as chairman of the board of AAA Federal Credit Union in South Bend, Ind.
He has also served on the Brandywine School board from 1981-85, the Berrien County Juvenile Board and the Four Flags Apple Festival Committee.
He was a past recipient of the Brandywine Citizen of the Year award.
He was a dedicated adult volunteer to the Boy Scouts of America, serving as Scoutmaster for 50 years with Troop 316 at Sumption Prairie, South Bend, Ind. and Troop 550 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Niles. Twenty scouts earned the rank of Eagle Scout under his leadership and he earned the Silver Beaver award.
He was on the Wood Lake Property Committee for 35 years and served as chairman for 25 years.
He was the director of Will Welber Family Camp for 25 years, ending in 2006.
On Nov. 9, 1947, at Saint Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mishawaka, Ind., he married the former Betty Jean Hoffman, with whom he celebrate their 60th anniversary in 2007.
He is survived by his wife, Betty J. Dunnuck; their children, Richard H. (Ruth) Dunnuck, Jr. of Julian, N.C., Vickie (John) Barker of Niles, Peggy (Glen) Lehman of Mebane, N.C., Michael (Christine) Dunnuck of Conklin and Otto (Dawn) Dunnuck II of Niles; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; siblings, Otto Dunnuck, Royce “Ed” Dunnuck, William Dunnuck, all of Niles, Paul Dunnuck of Rolling Prairie, Ind., Robert Dunnuck of Wyoming, Arthur Dunnuck of Florida, Barbara Guthrie of West Virginia, Judy barrett of Pennsylvania and Becky Schelkopf of Buchanan and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Jennifer Antisdel, who died on Aug. 7, 1997.
Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church.
Arrangements were by Halbritter Funeral Home, Niles.