Karl H. Dunn

Karl H. Dunn

Waunakee-Karl H. Dunn, age 86, passed away on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg. Karl was born on his grandparent’s farm outside Morrison, Ill on July 3, 1926, the son of Karl T. and Verna L. (Hogarth) Dunn. He graduated from Lanphier High School in Springfield Ill in 1944 and in 1945 Karl joined the US Army Air Corp where he served until 1946. Karl married Mary L. (Toigo) in June of 1949. They were married for 35 years until Mary’s passing in 1984. Karl married Sharon (Schwartz) in October of 1987.

Karl graduated with a Civil Engineering degree from Missouri School of Mines in 1950. He got his Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Missouri School of Mines in 1958. Karl also did post graduate work at Purdue University from 1958 through 1961. Karl was employed by the Illinois Division of Highways from 1950 through 1955, Lockheed Aircraft Co. from 1955 through 1956, and the Wisconsin Highway Commission From 1961 through 1990. Karl was a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, National Society of Professional Engineers where he served as President of the local Southwest Chapter, and he was a member of the Elks since 1987.

Karl is survived by his children, Deborah Yee, Karla Boreiko, Dawn Stemo, Heather Dunn, Kevin Rommelfanger, Karen Schweigert, Kristi Langeteig, Kyle Rommelfanger, Paula McAlister, and Steven Santulli; 18 grandchildren, and many other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife Mary L. (Toigo) Dunn in 1984, wife Sharon K. (Schwartz) Dunn in 2007; his parents, Karl and Verna; a granddaughter, Nyssa Stemo; and his brothers Jim Dunn and Cordell Dunn.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11am on Monday, November 12, 2012, at ST. JOHN’S THE BAPTIST CATHOLIC CHURCH, 209 South St., Waunakee, with Msgr. James Gunn officiating. A visitation will be held on Sunday, November 11, 2012, from 3pm to 5pm at JOYCE-RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 5701 Odana Rd, Madison. A private burial will take place at a later date.

“May you rest in peace with the others that have gone before you.”