Irene Dunker, 80, of Mason City died
Wednesday (Feb. 4, 2004) at 10:45 a.m. at the Mason City Area
Her funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday
at Hurley Funeral Home in Mason City, with the Rev. Dustin Fulton
officiating. Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. at the funeral
Burial will be in Mason City Cemetery.
Besides being a homemaker, Mrs. Dunker
helped her husband operate East Side Sand Co. She also worked at
Caterpillar Tractor Co. in East Peoria for three years and worked
for the Illinois Veterans Commission for two years.
She was born April 14, 1923, at Mason
City to Howard and Fern Dalby Wharram. She married John H. "Doc"
Dunker on Dec. 6, 1941, in Missouri.
Survivors are her husband, John Dunker
Sr., of Mason City; one son, John H. Dunker Jr. (and Bonnie) of
Mason City; one daughter, Donna Harmon (and Jack) of Hickory, N.C.;
five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one sister
and three brothers.
She was a member of the First Christian
Church, American Legion Auxiliary and Eastern Star, all in Mason
She enjoyed cooking and spending time
with family and friends. She also enjoyed spending time in Florida
with her husband.
contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.