Mr. James J. "Jim" Dunne, 82, of Gladstone, IL died at 10:52 a.m., Sunday, February 10, 2019 at Great River Hospice House.
Born August 26, 1936 in Peoria, IL, he was the son of Thomas M. and Betty A. (Rose) Dunne Sr. He married JoAnn Gapen on June 29, 1957 in Burlington. She preceded him in death on February 14, 2002.
Jim graduated from Biggsville High School and JATC Sheet Metal Workers. He retired from Frank Millard Co. after 42 years of service. He also worked for Crop Production Services and Gary Spence Trucking.
He belonged to Sheet Metal Workers Local Union 91, was a Ham Radio Operator, loved his grandkids, enjoyed woodworking, and riding motorcycles.
Survivors include son, Mark (Amy) Dunne of Burlington; grandson, Breck (Ashley) Dunne of Myrtle Beach, SC; Granddaughter, Chloe (Ryan) Janson of Burlington; brother, Tom M. (Nettie) Dunne Jr. of Galesburg, IL; sisters, Norma Whitmore of Gladstone, IL and Elizabeth (Lloyd) Barningham of Raymore, MO; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; son, Mike; daughter, Pam; and Sister, Pat.
The memorial service for Mr. Dunne will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 14th at Lunning Chapel. Rev. Melisa Bracht-Wagner will officiate. Inurnment will be in Aspen Grove Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be one hour prior to services.
Memorials have been established for Great River Hospice House and Gladstone Health Center.
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Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of Jim. Psalms 34:18 says that God is near to those brokenhearted. Draw close to God and he will grant you peace & comfort during this grievous time
Mike & I are so very sorry for your families loss. You have our deepest sympathy 🌿 Mike &Marilyn McKee
Our deepest condolences to family and friends at this most difficult time. May peace and comfort come from above. "The LORD is my Shepherd. I will lack nothing. In grassy pastures he makes me lie down; He leads me to well-watered resting-places. Though I walk in the valley of deep shadow I feel no harm, for you are with me." Psalms 23
Mark, are thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Jim was one of the hardest worker that I worked with. If you need a tool he had it, he made sure if one shot craps he had a spare. He will be missed.
Sincerely : Rick and Linda Rehman
Jim was a GREAT man! I have always looked up to him! He could fix and do everything! He loved his family! He treated me like family when I was at his house, or anywhere I went with them! He took me to the races allot but he would never let me pay! If all the people in this world were like Jim it would be a wonderfull world! Jim thanks for all the things you have taught me in life, especially to put family first! Rest in peace!
Uncle Jim was a great man. He always had a smile and made us feel welcome. I will miss his sense of humor. He will be greatly missed. Rest in Peace Uncle Jim.
Jim was a very strong man. I had never heard him complain about anything even when he was ill. He was such a rock for Pam after JoAnn passed , always there for her.
I will always remember that blue stocking cap with the ball on top. He loved that cap and his bibs of course. We will miss you Jim.
Mark and family, I'm thinking of all of you and keeping you in prayer. Jim was one special guy that would do anything for anyone. Such a big heart♥️ When I heard he passed,all I could think of was the beautiful reunion in Heaven with Jo,Mike and Pam and all our other loved ones. That brings me peace and comfort. Love u all and loved Jim, Deb Coleman
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