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Frederick Lowell DunnPassing: October 22, 2022


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Thursday, October 27th @ 1:00pm


Chastain Funeral Home

Thursday, October 27th @ 11:00am-1:00pm


Tunnelton Cemetery

Thursday, October 27th

ORLEANS – Frederick Lowell Dunn, 91, passed away Saturday, October 22, 2022, at Ascension St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

Born January 10, 1931, in Paoli, he was the son of William and Mary Eva (Newlin) Dunn.  He married Mary Ruth Ingle December 31, 1953 and she preceded him in death January 10, 2000.

Fred was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict.  He was a 1949 graduate of Paoli High School and was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.  Fred worked as a carpenter and later retired from Ace Hardware.  He enjoyed volunteering and helping children in the community and umpired softball in Paoli.  Fred was a member of ABATE of Indiana.

Surviving are his children, Vicki Gerkin of Orleans, Michael “Mike” Louis (Donna) Dunn of Louisville, and Mark Lowell (Brenda) Dunn of Greensburg, Pennsylvania; siblings, Geneva Ruth Stone of Jeffersonville and Evelyn Marie Brosmer of French Lick; eight grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

His parents; wife; grandchildren, Abbie Blackburn and Justin Blackburn; and siblings, James Lyle Dunn, Charles Dunn, Luther Dunn, Bill Dunn, Catherine Davis, Earl Dunn and Tommy Dunn preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m., Thursday, October 27 in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.  Military rites will be accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.  Burial will be at Tunnelton Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial Donations:  ABATE of Indiana

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3 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Ladonna Beasley | Orleans ind
    Date: October 24, 2022
    He was always a kidding kind of guy very nice and he will be miss.
  2. Guest: Patty Cottengain | Orleans IN
    Date: October 24, 2022
    Vickie I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Father. I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers 🙏 ❤
  3. Guest: Mark Bennett | Mitchell, IN
    Date: October 24, 2022
    Fred Dunn was a good man. He lived a life that you could pattern your life by. Hard worker he led by example. My life was benefited by knowing him at Tunnelton HS and then being able to visit and reacquaint when I moved back to Lawrence Co and we could visit frequently at Ace. Always, always positive and supportive. Genuinely interested in others, putting others before himself. We pray that God puts good people in our lives and in the lives of our children to help and influence us. I know my mom prayed that prayer and that prayer was answered by a few individuals. Fred Dunn was one of those answered prayers. Prayers are with you, the family. You were very fortunate to have a father like Fred.