Sunday, May 10, 2009


Dorothy M. Bunn, 87, Oconto Falls, died Friday morning, May 8, 2009, at Sharpe Care. She was born Sept. 8, 1921, in Oconto Falls, to Gottlieb and Mathilda (Zellmer) Martin. She grew up in Oconto Falls, where she attended public schools, graduating from high school with the Class of 1939. On May 25, 1946, she married Melvin Bunn in Gillett. Following their marriage, Dorothy worked at the former Scott Paper Co. before starting her family. She lived all of her life in Oconto Falls, where she once worked at Hostak's Store on the west side of the city for many years. She is a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Oconto Falls and the American Legion Auxiliary.

Survivors are two sons, Jerry Bunn, Crooked Lake; Jeff (Carol) Bunn, Gillett; grandchildren, Adam (Jen) Bunn, DePere; Josh Bunn, Oconto Falls; Zachary (Tonya) Bunn, Green Bay; Christina (Jesse) Lockstein, Gillett; Jacob Bunn, Gillett; Jeremy (Krissy) Bunn; great-grandchildren, Douglas, Molly, Amelia and one due to be born in August, Emalee Grace; one brother, Arnold Martin, Oconto Falls; one sister-in-law, Dorothy Martin, Shawano. She was also "Grandma" to her entire neighborhood.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Melvin; two brothers, Herbert and Gus Martin; and two sisters-in-law, Irma Martin and Virginia (Sis) Martin.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 11, 2009, at 2 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Oconto Falls, with the Rev. Doreen Jeffers, officiating. Interment will take place in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Oconto Falls. Visitation will be held on Monday, May 11, 2009, from 11 a.m. until the time of the funeral. Jones Funeral Service ( or call 920-848-2222) is assisting the family with the services.

Dorothy had her last chuckle at the the thought of Brett Favre in a Minnesota Vikings uniform.

The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Sharpe Care for their loving care of Dorothy and also Unity Hospice for the amazing support in the last difficult days.


Scott Rudolph said...

Thanks again Christy, very well done. The photos were good to see.

joyce said...

What a wonderful tribute to Dorothy and her family. I have forwarded this on to others in our family. Thank you for being with her during her last days. Look forward to meeting you tomorrow.

Joyce Rudolph

My mother was Melvins sister.