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Mike Dunn

Obituaries in Aledo, IL | Aledo Times Record

Early in the morning on February 1, 2021, Mike Dunn, loving husband and devoted father, lost his battle with cancer at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula, Mt.

Mike was born on August 3, 1951 to Bob and Kay (Wagner) Dunn in Aledo, Illinois. He graduated in 1969 from Aledo High School. He went to Monmouth College, Monmouth, Illinois and then to Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, where he then graduated in 1974.

On the 30th of December 1993, he married Isabella Sedlak. Together, they raised their daughter, Vanessa Elisabeth Dunn. They lived in Liberty, Utah until they moved to Stevensville, Montana in 2007 to be with family.

As an avid outdoorsman, Mike truly enjoyed Bitterroot Valley in Montana, and especially the nearby lakes for fishing. He was passionate about fly fishing and even amid his cancer struggle was planning his 2021 fishing season. His smile became a little broader with a pole in his hand, his trailer and his 14 foot boat at Hebgen Lake or Henry’s Lake, outside west Yellowstone.

Mike was an incredible kind, loving, generous and compassionate man. He will be truly missed by all whose lives he touched.

Mike was preceded in death by his parents and nephew, Tyson Dunn.

He is survived by his wife, daughter, sisters; Cindy Leever, New Concord, Ky., Carol Parchert, Aledo, Ill., brother;  Mark Dunn, Aledo, Ill., and uncle; Charles Dunn, Aledo, Ill.

A funeral service was held on February 18, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at the Whitesitt Funeral Home, 314 Church Street, Stevensville, MT, 59870. The family suggests that memorials may be made to the St. Patrick House, 501 W. Alder Street, Missoula, MT, 59802, or our local food bank, or a charity of your choice in memory of Mike Dunn.

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Posted online on February 17, 2021