In Memory of

Gerald "Jerry" Floyd Dunn

December 30, 1930 - May 1, 2020
From: Marcus, IA

Gerald Floyd Dunn “Jerry”, the son of Floyd Temple and Marie Ella Pauline (Krekow) Dunn was born December 30, 1930, at the residence behind Dunn’s Café in Remsen. His childhood years were spent in Remsen where he attended school and graduated from Remsen High School in 1949.

 Jerry was attending a basketball tournament in Orange City, IA, where he met the love of his life, Faye Joan DeGraaf. They were united in marriage on August 5, 1951 until her passing on April 1, 2005. In 1952, Jerry was drafted and served with the U.S. Army while being stationed in Greenland until his honorable discharge in 1954. His family’s military service dates back to the Revolutionary War. Following his service Jerry attended farm school in Kingsley, IA.

 Jerry then went to work as a tenant row crop farmer south of Remsen. In 1958, he purchased a farm south of Marcus, where he and Faye grew crops and raised hogs. He also was one of the first employees to work for Wilson Foods, and spent over 13 years working there. He continued farming until his retirement in 2010.

 Jerry was a lifelong member of Christ Lutheran Church in Remsen. He was an avid sports fan. He especially loved watching the Iowa Hawkeyes and high school sporting events. He enjoyed time spent fishing, hunting, and trapping. He also tended to his large garden and enjoyed the fruits of his labor while canning salsa. Most of all, Jerry loved spending time with his family and friends and was always on the go.

 On Friday, May 1, 2020, Jerry passed away at his residence with his family by his side at the age of 89. He was preceded in death by his son, David; his parents, Floyd and Marie Dunn; his wife, Faye Dunn; and one sister, June Mugge.

 He will lovingly be remembered by his three children, Jeralyn Faye Volkert of Marcus, IA, James “Jim” Alan Dunn of Waterloo, IA, and Jana Sue Dunn of Wahpeton, IA; 5 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, Jenny (Jerrod) Grant of Rockwell, IA and their children, Jack, Sophia, and Lilianna, Jody Noteboom of Reinbeck, IA, and her children, Prycely, Berkley, and Bryley,  John (Neysa) Volkert of Solon, IA, and their children, Avery, Evan, and Ashton, Jay (Grace) Welp of Iowa City, IA, and Jeri A. (Brock) Hofland of Remsen, IA, and their children, Wesley and Elaina; one sister, Sandra K. Miller of Sioux City, IA; special friend, Diane McKernan of Sioux City, IA; and many relatives and friends.

Tribute Video
Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 8, 2020, at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, rural Marcus, IA. Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, everyone in attendance is required to practice social distancing.
Pastor Garret Kasper
A public visitation will take place on Thursday night from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Marcus. The visitation will be limited to 10 people at a time in the funeral home practicing social distancing.
Trinity Lutheran Cemetery
Rural Marcus, Iowa


Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 5:37 PM
“We would like to extend our sympathy to Jeralyn, Jim and Jana on the passing of your dad. We are praying for you during this difficult time. ”
- Doug and Peg Te Grotenhuis
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 5:37 PM
“Thinking of all of you at this time. Our sympathies. ”
- Mike & Teri Appeldorn and Family
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 5:37 PM
“Sending condolences to the family of Jerry Dunn. With prayers, Thinking of you all, Tom & Carmal Allworth ”
- Carmal Allworth
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 5:37 PM
“So sorry to learn of Jerry’s passing. My sympathy’s to all of you! The old neighborhood is slowly changing and left behind are many childhood memories. May your hearts and minds be filled with lots of fond memories and have comfort knowing he is safe at home in the arms of Jesus.”
- Tom and Jan Irwin
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 9:26 AM
“What fond memories of Jerry and Faye, 4th of July picnics and playing ball and so fun to be around those two. My sympathy to you Jim, Jeralyn, and Jana, you had such nice parents. Take Care. ”
- Tim Menke
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 9:26 AM
“Jerry will be remembered for being such a kind friend to my mother Diane and his amazing salsa. :) ”
- Bonnie Jessen
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 9:26 AM
“I had the pleasure of living next door to Jana in Wahpeton and got to spend a littke bit of time with Jerry, when he would come to visit Jana and fish Miller's Bay. My fondest memory is us meeting in Bullhead, AZ (I now live in Kingman, AZ) to have lunch and lots of belly laughs! Prayers, love & hugs to you Jana & family! ”
- Lynn Thompson-Kinnie
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 9:26 AM
“If ever a man lived a full life it was Jerry DUNN! Although sad that he is gone, relish your memories of a
Life lives to the very fullest! ”
- Michael W Alexander
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 9:26 AM
“So sorry my heart goes out to you and you’re loved ones!! ”
- Richard
Monday, May 4, 2020 at 9:53 AM
“I'm so sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. My sympathy to all of you. God be with you!”
- Debra Jorgensen
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