William (Bill) Dunne

Bill Dunne, the son of Gerald and Peggy Lee (Rhoades) Dunne, was born January 16, 1956 at the Greene County Hospital in Jefferson, Iowa. He passed from this life on April 20, 2020 at the Accura Healthcare of Ames Nursing Home in Ames, Iowa. He lived his life to the age of 64 years, 3 months and 4 days.

Bill was raised on his parent’s farm near Churdan and graduated from the Paton-Churdan High School in 1975. For most of his life, Bill worked as a millwright, maintaining machinery in grain elevators. He made his home in Badger and worked for New Co-op in the extended Fort Dodge area for over 20 years, retiring in 2018. He was devoted to his family and friends and especially enjoyed spending time with his daughter and family. He was an avid marksman and said to be an exceptional dancer. He also enjoyed taking pictures of sunsets from the top of grain elevators.

Bill is survived by his daughter and her husband, Keely and Caleb Avery of Ames, brother David and his wife, Renee, of Scranton, two sisters and their husbands; Jane and Walter Prestige and Sue and Ron Wanger, both of Battle Ground, WA. and several cousins, nephews and nieces. Those who preceded him in death were his parents and brother, Richard.

Private family graveside services were held at 10:30 A.M. Saturday, May 2, 2020, at the Highland Township Cemetery in Churdan with Rev. Julie Poulsen offering words of comfort. A public celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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