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Michael J. Dunn, 59, Kokomo, went to be with his Lord at 7:16 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at his home. He was born Jan. 30, 1958, in Kokomo, the son of Jesse W. and Norma (Sparks) Dunn. Mike's passing was exactly six years to the day that his father, Jesse Dunn, passed away. Mike married Ruth Taylor on Jan. 3, 1986, in Kokomo, and she survives.
Mike was a 1976 graduate of Kokomo High School and a 1982 graduate of Ball State University with a degree in business. He was active in sports in both high school and college. He joined Campus Crusade for Christ while a student at Ball State.
In 1983 after graduating from college, Mike went to Africa with Campus Crusade for Christ, and preached the gospel, bringing many to Christ. His many activities and memberships included First Church of the Nazarene, Huddle at the YMCA, a Great Banquet Team member, Samaritan Caregivers board member, and The Kiwanis Club. He was employed in supervision for the call center of Regions Insurance.
He will be sadly missed by his three fishing buddies, Stan, John, and Matt. The foursome made an annual fishing trip to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan where Mike enjoyed being the cook for the catch of the day. He also enjoyed golfing with his son, Andrew, and could always hit the longest drive although often lacking in accuracy. Mike and Andrew have been season ticket holders for the Indianapolis Colts since 1998.
Mike was a loving husband, father, son, and "Paw Paw" to his two grandchildren.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, Ruth; one son, Andrew (Amy) Jones; mother, Norma J. Dunn, all of Kokomo; sister, Karen (Tim) Blackburn, Syracuse; brother, Tim (Abby) Dunn, Arvada, Colorado; granddaughter, Carson Jones and grandson, Hudson Sharp; sister-in-law, Suzanne Taylor and several nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service celebrating Mike's life will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, at The First Church of the Nazarene, 2734 S. Washington St., with Pastor David Leeder officiating. Immediately following the service, all are invited to join the family for coffee, doughnuts, and fellowship. Memorial contributions may be made to the Nazarene World Missions with envelopes available at the church. Shirley & Stout Funeral Homes & Crematory assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be submitted at www.shirleyandstout.com.
Published on December 12, 2017
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