Mildred A. Dunn
Mildred Lillian (Anderson) Dunn, age 95, of Manhattan, died October 31, 2016, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan.
Mildred (Millo) was born April 3, 1921, in Sturgis, South Dakota, the daughter of Earl H. and Helen (Handlin) Anderson and had been a Manhattan resident since 2002. After attending the University of Nebraska Mildred married Lt. George Raymond Dunn on June 26, 1942, in Ft. Meade, South Dakota.
As an Army bride, Mrs. Dunn followed her cavalryman husband around the U.S. after he exchanged his horse for a tank and prepared to join the Allied Forces in Europe. She awaited news of D-Day and the Bulge and prayed for her husband’s safe return. After WW II, she supported her husband’s career on various posts in the U.S. and abroad. They moved to Kyoto, Japan with the Occupation Forces; Ankara Turkey in the fifties; and Germany in the sixties.
On their return to the U.S., General Dunn retired and Millo became a farmer’s wife. She introduced her family to fresh vegetables from the garden and fed them beef raised by her husband. She canned, froze, and pickled fresh fruits and vegetables and picked feed corn by hand when the “bottom land” was too wet to use harvesting equipment. The next stage for Mrs. Dunn was 36 years of widowhood, as Brigadier General Dunn, US Army, Retired, died in 1980.
Family was Mrs. Dunn’s joy and her number one priority. Though they roamed the world, her children recall that ‘home’ was wherever Mom was. She delighted in her grandchildren and rejoiced with the addition of each great-grandchild.
Millo loved to sew for her family and enjoyed making prom outfits for her children, flannel nighties to keep warm her grandchildren, and rompers for orphans. She also was an avid reader keeping her mind (and opinions) sharp, even as near time events slipped from her.
Mildred’s survivors include four children: Virginia Justice and her husband Keith Boulac of Longmont, CO, William Dunn and his wife Karen of Manhattan, KS, Thomas Dunn and his wife Sue Bath-Dunn of Wamego, KS, and Ann Bates of Dallas, TX; 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Dunn was also preceded in death by one son, George Raymond Dunn, Jr. and her sister, Norma Magner.
Mrs. Dunn was a member of the St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 2900 Kimball Avenue, Manhattan, KS where the Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 A.M. Saturday, November 12th, with Father Frank Coady as celebrant. Interment will be at a later date with her husband in Arlington National Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7:00 P.M. Friday, November 10th, at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home.
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Memorial contributions may be made to St Thomas More Church. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502.