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Robert Dunn

d. March 17, 2016

Robert J. Dunn, age 88, of Austin, died Thursday, March 17, 2016 at Mayo Clinic Health System-Austin. Bob was born September 9, 1927 in Moose Lake, Minnesota to John and Bertha (Strehlow) Dunn. He married Ellen Thompson of Albert Lea in August 1950. To this union three daughters and a son were born: Mary Ellen McCarren, Oakland, CA, Kathryn Dunn, Tucson, AZ, Pat (David) Larson, Austin, MN, Robert Michael Dunn (passed away, April 2001). After serving in the United State Air Force he was an electrician for the Hormel Company for 41 ½ years. Boating, camping, traveling, and flying were his hobbies. Bob and Ellen also delivered motor homes to dealers and took many cruises. Bob did volunteer service and was in the Honor Guard for veterans’ funerals and was a member of the American Legion and disabled American Veterans. Survivors include his wife, Ellen, Austin, MN; three daughters; grandsons, Jeremy Ashton, Justin Ashton, and Tom Dunn; great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Bertha; son, Robert; sisters, Elizabeth and Lorraine (brother-in-law, Frank); sister-in-law, Beulah Sorby (Jerry); brothers-in-law, Larry Thompson (Marion), Dewain Thompson (Shirly), Melvin Thompson. Private graveside services are being planned for a later date. Arrangements by Mayer Funeral Home. Condolences may be left online at

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