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Robert I. Dunn

Robert I. Dunn, age 90, of Marion, Illinois, passed away on Saturday, September 5, 2020 at 8:36 a.m. at Herrin Hospital.

Robert was born on January 15, 1930 in Williamson County, the only child of Carl Thomas and Hilda Elma (Kobler) Dunn.  He married Dolores J. Beal on May 19, 1951 in Harrisburg and she survives.  Robert worked for over 40 years for E. Blankenship and Co. in inventory control.  He was proud veteran of the United States Army. Robert was a member of First Baptist Church of Marion.  Robert was an excellent husband and great father to his children.

Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Dolores Dunn of Marion; one son, Keith Dunn of Marion; one grandson, Robert M. Dunn and wife, Crystal of Carterville; and one great-granddaughter, Mackenzie Dunn.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter, Teresa Dunn.

Graveside funeral services will be held in Rose Hill Cemetery in Marion on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Dr. Bob Dickerson officiating.  A time of visitation will be held at Blue Funeral Home in Marion on Thursday from 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m.

Due to health concerns related to the COVID-19 virus, those attending are asked to follow social distancing guidelines and to wear a face mask.

For those who prefer, memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Marion and will be accepted at Blue Funeral Home, P.O. Box 411, Marion, Illinois 62959.


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