James K. Dunn


James K. Dunn, 89, passed away Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, in Franklin. He was a resident of New Whiteland and a lifelong resident of Johnson County.

Jim was born Aug. 10, 1925, in Franklin to Glen and Norris (Kerlin) Dunn.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving during World War II.

Jim was employed with Exxon Mobil Heating Oil for 22 years then worked at AFNB as a courier, Clark-Pleasant Community School Corp. and later with Mr. D’s grocery in Whiteland as a stock person until its closing.

He was a member of Whiteland United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and Jubilee Masonic Lodge No. 746, all in Whiteland.

He was an avid bicyclist, riding all around Johnson County. He was a baseball coach in Whiteland for many years. He was an Indianapolis Colts, Indiana Pacers and New York Yankees fan.

He enjoyed bowling, people, his friends and most of all family reunions and playing the card game Rook.

Jim was a devoted father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

He is survived by three children, David (Lori) Dunn of Indianapolis, Janet (Holly Bourne) Dunn D.V.M. of California and Elaine (Ralph) Clark of New Palestine; sister, Ila Deen (Dick) Olson of Maryland; three brothers, Richard (Marilyn) Dunn of Rushville, Kenneth Dunn of Columbus and Hugh Dunn of Franklin; five grandchildren, Aaron Dunn, Kristen Cowden, Matthew Cowden, Joshua Cowden and Ethan Dunn; and four great-grandchildren, Aiden Dunn, Avery Dunn, Sam Howell and Adrian Cowden.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, J. Michael Dunn.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Jessen Funeral Home, Whiteland Chapel, 729 U.S. 31 North. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or www.support.woundedwarriorproject.org.

Information: 535-6880, www.jessenfuneralhome.com