Edward Dunifin, Sr., 77 / Sept. 23, 1933 — June 7, 2011

Published 3:06 pm Monday, August 29, 2011

Edward Dunifin, Sr., 77, of Cassopolis and formerly of Niles, died June 7, 2011 at his residence surrounded by his family.

He was born Sept. 23, 1933 in Berrien County to Floyd and Inza (Weaver) Dunifin.

He married Joan Young in South Bend, Ind. on Oct. 22, 1951.

Ed retired as a heavy equipment driver. He loved the outdoors, was a jack-of-all-trades and used the CB handle, “Fix-it-Man.”

He is survived by his wife Joan (Young) Dunifin, Cassopolis; three daughters, Diane (David) Scinico, Niles, Debra Bowker, Texas and Tina (Gary) Solloway, Cassopolis; two sons, Edward (Karen) Dunifin Jr., Niles and Patrick Dunifin in Afghanistan; 15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one sister, Berniece (Harry) Black of MIshawaka and one brother, Robert Dunifin of Niles.

He was preceded in death by one grandson, Don Temple; three sisters; Dorothy, Doris and Betty; and two brothers, Harold and Donald.

Family and friends will gather on Monday, Aug. 29, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Cassopolis for a graveside service.

The family prefers memorial contributions be made to Hospice at Home, 4017 Chamberlain Rd., Buchanan, MI 49107.

Online condolences may be posted at wagnercares.com.

When I Die

When I die please don’t cry

Think of me like a butterfly

Close your eyes and imagine being there,

see my body as a cocoon

My soul like an angel to fly away soon,

to a loving heaven that’s warm and secure

Full of love and no pain to endure!

Close your eyes and imagine being there

Serene and safe without a care

Don’t cry for me when I am gone

I’ll be bathed in GOD’S love


In loving memory of Edward Dunifin, Sr.