November 13, 2013

Francis Dunn

Francis (Frank) Dunn passed away on Oct. 24, 2013, at his home in Spokane, Wash. He was born in Watford City, N.D., on Aug. 22, 1936 to Charles and Nellie (Muri) Dunn.
He attended schools in Watford City, and as a young boy, worked on neighboring ranches.
Frank married Betty Jo Senger in Watford City on Aug. 4, 1956. They were blessed with three children.
He spent his early years working on local farms and later, as an oilfield roughneck during the first North Dakota oil boom in the '50s. Most of his adult life was spent driving truck, hauling many different types of hauls, most recently driving for Economart out of Williston, N.D.
Frank and Betty moved from Tioga, N.D., to 534 E. Cozza Dr., Spokane, Wash., in the fall of 2012.
He took a lot of pride in his 1940 John Deere tractor he had restored and drove in many parades in North Dakota and western Montana. Later, he also restored a 1969 Olds Cutlass once belonging to his father-in-law, and that vehicle was added to his parade entries.
Frank enjoyed hunting and fishing with his family, friends and father-in-law, Joe.
He was a member of the Free Lutheran Church, Tioga, N.D.
Frank was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Richard.
He is survived by his wife, Betty; sons: Clark (Sabrina) Dunn, Templeton, Calif.; Scott (Jean) Dunn, Spokane, Wash.; and daughter, Debra (Gary) McLawhorn, Chesapeake, Va.; sisters: Ramona (Brian) Dibble, Glendive, Mont.; Darlene Hill, Worland, Wyo.; Charlene (Ron) Torgerson, Watertown, S.D.; brother: Thomas Dunn, Williston, N.D.; 10 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Frank was a loving husband, father and grandfather. His unique sense of humor and love of life will be missed by his family and friends.