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William J. Dunne

April 12, 2021


William J. “Bill” Dunne, 88 of Dubuque and formerly of Leisure Lake and Andrew, Iowa passed away on Monday, April 12, 2021 at Manor Care in Dubuque. 

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday, April 16, 2021 at the Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road where a wake service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Friends may also call after 9:30 Saturday, April 17, 2021 at Saint Patrick Garryowen Church, Mass of Christian burial will begin at 10:30 with Fr. Phillip Gibbs officiating. Following mass military honors will be accorded by the Iowa Army National Guard and Maquoketa American Legion Post #75. Burial will be at Saint John Cemetery Andrew at a later date.

Bill was born on November 5, 1932 in rural Jackson County near Andrew the son of Joseph and Anna (Stanisha) Dunne. He attended Loras College before entering the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean War. He married Jean Shanahan on Sept. 7, 1955 at Saint Patrick Garryowen Church and shared 65 years together until Jean’s passing 0n Oct. 31, 2020. He farmed for many years and also owned and operated a trucking business until retirement.

Bill was a member of the American Legion Post #75 in Maquoketa and served on their Honor Guard for funeral details, He also belonged to the Eagles Club in Maquoketa. Bill was proud to have been on the last Honor Flight to Washington from Dubuque.  He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who also enjoyed woodworking.

He is survived by his children LuAnn (Lee) Streeter, of Maquoketa, Janelle Drake, of Normal, IL, Michael Dunne of Andrew, Mark (Taffy Robinson) Dunne, of Maquoketa, Dennis Dunne, of Bellevue, and Amy Dunne of Cedar Rapids; six grandchildren, Sarah, Abby, Erin, Kelly, Ryan, and Shannon; nine great-grandchildren; a sister Donna (Maurice) Sturm, of Dubuque a brother-in-law and sister-in-law Harold and Joyce Gibbs, of Bernard, a sister-in-law Carol Capesius, of Bellevue, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Jean, four infant sons, James, Patrick, David and Daniel, a brother Joseph (Jean) Dunne, a sister Ellen (Neil) Donovan, son-in-law, Keith Drake, a daughter-in-law, Lori Dunne, and brothers-in-law James and Allan Shanahan.

The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Manor Care and Hospice of Dubuque for all the loving care they gave to Bill.

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April 16, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory
2595 Rockdale Road
Dubuque, IA 52003

Mass of Christian Burial
April 17, 2021

10:30 AM
St. Patrick's Church, Garryowen

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