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ORRIE W. DUNN
 
(courtesy of David Ewing)

Grave marker for Orrie Wayne Dunn in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Harrisburg (Banner county), Nebraska.

Orrie, a Nebraska native, enlisted at the Presidio of Monterey, CA on 12 February 1942.  He was a member of Service Company initially and was transferred to Company B in September 1943.

 

Orrie Wayne Dunn, 86, of LaGrange died April 30 at his son's home in Cheyenne.

Wayne was born Nov. 9, 1919, in Banner County, Neb., the son of John and Ona Cecil (Ogg) Dunn. He received his education in Banner County, graduating from Banner County High School in Harrisburg.

He was employed by various ranchers throughout Banner County until moving to California where he worked in a steel mill. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1942 and served until his honorable discharge in 1945. He was an Army Airborne Paratrooper and served with General Patton. He returned to Banner County following his military service.

He was united in marriage to Frances Ann Geis on June 14, 1952, in Gillette. The couple made their home in Banner County for three years and then moved to LaGrange in 1955, where they made their home and where he lived until his death. In addition to ranching and custom haying, Wayne worked at the Holly Sugar Company in Torrington for more than 25 years.

He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and a member of the American Legion. He enjoyed visiting with people whenever he had the opportunity.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Stacie Dunn of Cheyenne; a son, Jim Dunn of Torrington; a daughter and son-in-law, Alison and David McClellan of Gering; Neb.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Mildred Moreland of Sandpoint, Idaho; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife Frances; and brothers, Warren and William. His funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at the LaGrange School Gymnasium with the Rev. Don Mathis and the Rev. Scott Mathis officiating.

Interment will follow at the Hull Cemetery.

Visitation will be from noon-8 p.m. Thursday at Jones Mortuary in Mitchell.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the LaGrange Rescue Unit would be appreciated.

Wyoming Tribune-Eagle (Cheyenne, WY) - Wednesday, May 3, 2006

LAGRANGE, Wyo. - Orrie Wayne Dunn, 86, died Sunday, April 30, 2006, at his son's home in Cheyenne, Wyo. His funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, May 5, at the LaGrange School Gymnasium with Pastor Don Mathis and Pastor Scott Mathis officiating. Interment will follow the service at the Hull Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 12 noon to 8 p.m., Thursday at Jones Mortuary in Mitchell and at the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the LaGrange Rescue Unit would be appreciated.

Wayne was born Nov. 9, 1919, in Banner County, Neb. the son of John and Ona Cecil (Ogg) Dunn. He received his education in Banner County, graduating from Banner County High School in Harrisburg. He was employed by various ranchers throughout Banner County until moving to California where he worked in a steel mill. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1942 and served until his honorable discharge in 1945. He was an Army Airborne Paratrooper and was privileged to have served with General Patton.

He returned to Banner County following his military service and married Frances Ann Geis June 14, 1952, in Gillette, Wyo. The couple made their home in Banner County for three years and then moved to LaGrange in 1955 where they made their home and where he remained until his death. In addition to ranching and custom haying, Wayne worked at the Holly Sugar Company in Torrington for over 25 years.

He was a lifetime member of the VFW and a member of the American Legion. He enjoyed getting out and visiting with people whenever he had the opportunity.

Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Stacie Dunn of Cheyenne; son, Jim Dunn of Torrington; daughter and son-in-law, Alison and David McClellan of Gering; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Mildred Moreland of Sandpoint, Idaho; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents, wife Frances, and brothers Warren and William.

Star-Herald (Scottsbluff, NE) - Wednesday, May 3, 2006

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