James Dunbar, age 85, of Huron, died Friday, February 14, 2014, at Avera McKenna Hospital at Sioux Falls. His funeral service will be at 11 AM, Tuesday, February 18th, at the First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Andrew Crandall, officiating. Military honors will be given by the Huron Veterans Council. A private family burial will be held at the Riverside Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 PM, Monday, February 17th at the Kuhler Funeral Home.
James Dixon Dunbar was born October 3, 1928, to O.D. and Ella (Black) Dunbar at Huron. He was the fourth of four children and their only son. Jim graduated from Huron High School in 1946, and later from Dunwoody Technical Institute.
Jim served in the United States Army in Japan after World War II, and was an electrical contractor and electrical inspector, residing in Huron for almost all of his years.
On March 27, 1949, Jim married Ilene Rundquist at Huron.
In years past, he was active in trapshooting, pheasant hunting, and even a little golf. Jim was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, the NRA, VFW, Huron Masonic Lodge, and the Huron Area Antique Power Association.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 63 years, Ilene who died May 5, 2012; and two sisters, Jean and Betty.
Grateful for having shared in his life are his son and daughter-in-law, David and Susanna Dunbar of McKinney, Texas; his daughter and son-in-law, Jean and Mark Kool of Fairfield, Iowa; nine grandchildren, Hannah, Jason, Kyle, Sarah, Ruth, Elijah, Rebekah, Noah, and Isaiah; and one sister, Dorothea McGhee of Walnut Creek, California.
Ilene Ellen Rundquist Dunbar
1929–2012 (m. 1949)
Elizabeth Rachel Dunbar Banek