William Robert Dunn

Aug. 24, 1927 – March 6, 2014

TOPEKA—William Robert “Bob” Dunn, Topeka, died March 6, 2014. He was 86.

He was born Aug. 24, 1927, at Burlingame, the son of John and Mary Smith Dunn. After graduating from Burlingame High School in 1945, he joined the Merchant Marines and traveled the world. He was drafted into the Army and served from 1950-1952.

He owned and operated Washburn View Family Styling Center, retiring after 40 years. He was a member of Brookwood Covenant Church and Arab Shrine Temple, both of Topeka, and Masonic Lodge No. 79, Burlingame. He loved camping, hunting, fishing and family get-togethers.

He married Marilyn Standiferd in 1955. Together, they had four daughters.

In 1987, he married Erma. She preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by a son-in-law, Terry Holmer; and two sisters, Doris Ann Smith and Jane Jankovsky.

He is survived by four daughters, Marsha Holmer, Karolin Cooper and husband, Michael, Patricia Dunn and Donna Fitzpatrick and husband, Jay, all of Topeka; two brothers, Jack Dunn and wife, Violet, Carbondale, and Dale Dunn and wife, Karen, Wichita; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by Erma’s children, Karen Harrison and husband, Mike and Susan Thompson and husband, Mike; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were March 11 at Brookwood Covenant Church. Interment followed with military honors at Mount Hope Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Brookwood Covenant Church or Arab Shrine Hospital Travel Fund, and sent in care of Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home, 1321 S.W. 10th St., Topeka, KS 66604.

To leave a message for the family, visit www.PenwellGabelTopeka.com.

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