Wayne Henry Dunn was born April 5, 1934, to Joseph and Viola (Broadwell) Dunn of West Bend. He passed away at his home in Algona Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, at the age of 85.
As a husband, father, grandfather and friend, he was the very definition of selflessness, patience and kindness, always putting others first.
Wayne graduated from West Bend High School in 1952 and was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army. He married Rosemary Anliker, his high school sweetheart, Feb. 19, 1956. They retired to Algona in 2003.
Wayne farmed near West Bend and worked as a Pioneer seed corn sales representative for many decades. He was an active member of the United Methodist churches in West Bend and Algona, serving in many positions. He loved spending time with his family, hunting, fishing and playing cards. He gave back to his community through his membership in the American Legion, Lions and Kiwanis, as well as volunteering at the Good Samaritan Home in Algona.
Wayne is survived by his wife of 63 years, Rosemary; his siblings, Dean Dunn, Merrill, Iowa, and Lois Hatton, Lawrence, Kan.; daughter Marcia (Darren) Larkin of Davenport, Iowa; son Mike (Alane) Dunn of Johnston, Iowa; grandchildren, Jordan, Austin and Morgan Dunn; and great-grandchildren, Michael, Paul and Bradley Dunn. He was preceded in death by his parents; in-laws, Edward and Margaret Anliker; brothers-in-law, Bill Jergens and Tom Hatton; and sister-in-law Dorothy Dunn.
Visitation for Wayne was 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, at Oakcrest Funeral Services in Algona. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 16, at the First United Methodist Church in Algona. Family was available from 9:30 a.m. until the start of the service. Following lunch at the church, graveside services will be held at the West Bend Cemetery with Military Honors conducted. Online condolences may left at www.oakcrestfuneralservices.com.