Richard “Dick” Dunnum (1936-2019)
Richard “Dick” Dunnum, age 83, of Kenosha passed away on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on April 27, 1936 in Westby, WI to Kenneth and Stella (Jensen) Dunnum. Dick attended school at Westby and Viroqua High Schools. He grew up playing baseball and basketball. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and served 3 years in Japan, Okinawa and Virginia. Dick married Thelma Schroeder on the Marine Corps birthday at the Yorktown School of Warfare. He worked at American Motors, first in final Assembly and then in the security department. After his retirement from Chrysler, Dick enjoyed traveling and spending time with Thelma and his midwestern friends at their winter Texas abode. He loved trout fishing and he fished everywhere, from WI to WA and from MT through Canada to AK. He enjoyed golfing, his family weekend gatherings for the Packer games, the Cubs, the Spurs and watching Tiger and Phil golf.
He was preceded in death by, his parents; a sister, Beverly and four brothers, Lester, Vernal, Myron and Curtis.
Dick is survived by, his wife of over 62 years, Thelma; three daughters, Beverly (Stanley) Nienhaus, Monica (Bruce) Burr and Anne (Karl) Apanasewicz; three grandchildren, Richard Stock, Rachel (Nick) Weiss and Andrew (Katie) Nienhaus; seven great grandchildren, Nicole, Cassandra, Hastin, Ryah, Payge, JoAnna and Blake; two brothers, Kenneth and Charles (Betty); his step-daughter, Katherine Fennimore as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
In accordance with Dick’s wishes private services were held. Also, due to family allergies, it is requested that no flowers be sent. Donations towards a bench in Dick’s honor to be placed in a Kenosha County Park would be welcome.