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Dennis V. Dunne, 73, of Metlakatla, died March 5, 2018, in Ketchikan.
He was born July 23, 1944, in Ketchikan. He attended Ketchikan High School, Sheldon Jackson College in Sitka, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs Relocation Program, in which he studied auto mechanics in San Francisco.
He also lived in Petersburg for a period of time, and in Ketchikan for 47 years. He worked as a heavy equipment operator, auto mechanic and fisherman, and he also was employed in the sawmill business.
Mr. Dunne was a member of the Duncan Memorial Church in Metlakatla, and the Assembly of God in Ketchikan.
He liked to tell stories; he is described as a collector. He also liked to view nature and feed animals. He sketched, and enjoyed the role as a local historian.
Mr. Dunne was preceded in death by his mother, Lorena E. Guthrie; father, Charles Dunne Sr.; grandmother, Josephine Guthrie; grandfather, Alexander Guthrie; sister, Rosebelle Nelson; brothers, Delbert Dunne Sr., and Charles Dunne Sr.; the mother of his children, Elinore Brauner; and Lucille Gregorioff.
He is survived by his daughter, Tina M. Dunne; sons, Dennis C. Dunne, Josiah S.K.H. Dunne; granddaughters, Tatiana Farnsworth and Sasha Moore; brother, Francis (Norma Jean) Dunne; sister, Charlotte Brown;, the Guthrie family; the Dunne family, the Nelson family, the Hudson family and the Williams family.
A memorial service and celebration of life is scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at the Duncan Memorial Church, officiated by Pastor Clint Shultz.
Mr. Dunne’s remains have been cremated.