Larry Dean Dunn (1957-2019)

Larry Dean Dunn, age 62, of Eddyville passed away on Wednesday evening, Sept. 18, 2019 after a long illness in Ottumwa, under the care of Hospice Serving Davis & Wapello Counties. He was born on June 6, 1957 to Charles and Norma (Flanders) Dunn in Oskaloosa.

Larry graduated from Eddyville High School, class of 1975. He married Lisa Widmar on Oct. 5, 1979 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Centerville. To this union they were blessed with two daughters, Sarah and Haley.

Larry was a farmer most of his life, but also owned and operated Steelclay Shooting Sports. Larry was an outdoorsman, which included many hobbies such as being a fishing guide in Alaska, hunting, trapping, and going to rodeos, and flying a Cherokee 180 airplane. He had a true passion for shooting sports which gave him the idea to start the youth hunter education challenge.

Larry is survived by his wife Lisa Dunn, mother Norma Dunn, both of Eddyville; a daughter Haley Dunn of Houston, Texas; sisters Cindy (Gary) Junkins of Oskaloosa and Melody DeGeest of Eddyville. He also is survived by many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father, Charles Dunn, a daughter Sarah Dunn, and a brother James Dunn.

Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m., on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Albia with Father Mark Yates C,PP.S., officiating. A funeral luncheon followed services, and interment was in Highland Cemetery in Eddyville. Visitation was held on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, opening to the public at 1 p.m., with family present to greet friends from 5-7 p.m., at the Eddyville Funeral Chapel. Memorials may be directed to The Abbey Center or Hospice Serving Davis & Wapello Counties. Online condolences may be left for Larry’s family at

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