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Attela A. Muinch Dunfee
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Birth: Sep. 26, 1906
South Bend
St. Joseph County
Indiana, USA
Death: Dec. 25, 2005
South Bend
St. Joseph County
Indiana, USA

Obituary from Cliff Haines--

SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE – December 27, 2005


September 26, 1906 – December 25, 2005

"Attela A. Dunfee, 99, of Mishawaka, passed away Sunday morning, December 25, 2005, in Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka.

Attela was born September 26, 1906, in Mishawaka, a daughter of the late Albin and Catherine (Gartner) Muinch. She spent most of her life in Mishawaka where she was a member of St Monica Catholic Church, and at one time belonged to the Rosary Society. She was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking, baking and flower gardening. Attela also did laundry for others from her home.

Attela married Harry Howland on July 23, 1925, and he passed away in 1961. On February 19, 1965, she married Dennis Dunfee, and he passed away in 1979. Attela was also preceded in death by a son, Paul, in 1963; two brothers, Bernard and Vincent Muinch; two sisters, Marguerite Snyder and Genevieve Allen; and a grandchild, Robbie Adkins.

Attela's family was the center of her life and those surviving include her son, Richard J. (Ellen) Howland of Mishawaka; seven grandchildren, Larry (Sherie) Howland, Richard (Dottie) Howland, Mariann (Harry) McPhail, David Howland, Carolyn Jensen, Jewelie (Jerry) Cripe and Bob (Mary) Adkins; ten great grandchildren, Stacy Howland, Stephanie Hostetler, Kim Clements, Kenny Howland, Keri Roberts, Joshua Howland, Jacob Howland, Cassandra Howland, Ed Adkins and Sandy Adkins; 20 great great grandchildren and two great great great grandchildren.

Friends may spend time with Attela's family today (Tuesday) from 4:00 to 7:00pm in Thallemer, Goethals & Wells Funeral Home, 503 W. Third Street, Mishawaka. Services will be held on Wednesday at 2:00pm in the funeral home chapel, with Rev. Jeffery Largent officiating. Burial will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Osceola."


Albin A. Muinch, 1867 – 1957
Catherine "Katie" T. Gartner, 1876 – 1927


Her 1st spouse:
Harry Clarence Howland
Birth: 15 July 1893, Aurora, Illinois, USA
Death: 6 May 1961, Mishawaka, St. Joseph, Indiana, USA

Son of--
Henry David Howland, 1864 – 1901
Agnes Mary Zimmerman, 1869 – 1957


Her 2nd spouse:
Dennis T. Dunfee
Birth: 14 Feb 1903, Tippecanoe, Pulaski, Indiana, usa
Death: 21 Dec 1979, Mishawaka, St. Joseph, Indiana, USA

Son of--
Thomas Hatton Dunfee, 1856 – 1938
Eva P. Palmer, 1880 – 1947

Also, looking for more stories and photographs of this family!


"Cedar Grove Cemetery has a gravestone inscribed with only the given name, “Attella”, no dates. The old lot card, microfilmed in 1989, indicates that Attella was a Muinch. The gravestone next to hers with the same style stone and engraving, says, “Raymond”. They are in the same lot with Munich-Greishaber gravestones, so I thought that Attella was going to turn out to be Attela Munich who married Harry Howland and then Dennis Dunfee, but not so. I have tried various records (WPA indexes, census records, obit indexes, and marriage indexes on, SBAGS, INGenWeb, and, SJCPL databases), and so far have come up with nothing for either of them and have run out of ideas to try. Do you, or does Cliff Haines, know or have an idea about who the gravestones in Cedar Grove Cemetery are, or might be, for?" jcrow (#47605922) 
Family links: 
  Albin A. Muinch (1867 - 1957)
  Catherine T. Gartner Muinch (1876 - 1953)
  Harry Clarence Howland (1893 - 1961)
  Dennis T. Dunfee (1903 - 1979)
  Vincent Paul Howland (1928 - 1963)*
  Bernard D. Muinch (1898 - 1959)*
  Vincent J. Muinch (1903 - 1982)*
  Attela A. Muinch Dunfee (1906 - 2005)
  Marguerite A. Muinch Snyder (1912 - 1999)*
*Calculated relationship
Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens
St. Joseph County
Indiana, USA
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Record added: Oct 06, 2012
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