Harold Wayne Dunbar, 82, Phillips, Town of Worcester, passed away while surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, February 21, in the Aspirus Pleasant View Nursing Home in Phillips. He was born on November 9, 1930, in Joliet, Illinois, the son of George and Dorothy (Barnett) Dunbar. He served his country in the US Navy aboard the USS Midway during the Korean War. He was married to Mary Louise Borio on July 19, 1952, in Joliet, Illinois. Following his military service he was employed by the Illinois Correction Department, and then by Caterpillar. The couple moved to Price County in 1961 where he logged with his cousin Oliver and the couple operated a dairy farm. In latter years he was employed by the Georgia Pacific Corporation in Phillips and worked there until the time of his retirement. He was a member of St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church of Phillips. In his free time he enjoyed entertaining people with the musical puppet show that he’d constructed on his Diamond T truck, spending time with his grandchildren, volunteering at the Pleasant View Nursing Home, helping at St. Vincent Food Pantry, and he always enjoyed watching his favorite sports teams. He is survived by his wife, Mary Louise, Phillips; by six children, Ray (Erica), Fort Mill, SC, Peggy (Terry) Johnson, Bear Creek, WI, Frank (Sonja), Pigeon Forge, TN, Jeri (Mike) Johnson, Foley, MN, Kathy (Ron) Konkol, Stevens Point, WI, and Rose (Matt) Lallemont, Tomahawk; by seven brothers and sisters, Art (Marie), Joliet, IL, Warren (Shirley), Morris, IL, Harry (Ruby), Orlando, FL, Roy (Mary), New Lenox, IL, Darlene (George) Ballantine, New Lenox, IL, Robert, Madison, WI, and Mary (Jack) Quirk, Joliet, IL; by 16 grandchildren, Angel (Ted) Lathrop, Jerad Johnson, Jeremiah (Raquel) Johnson, Elizabeth (Mike) Tomarello, Marie Allen, Valerie Dunbar, Derek Dunbar, Anthony Johnson, Evelyn Johnson, Joe Dunbar, Kealoha Dunbar, Kendra White, Makayla Lallemont, Kaylin Lallemont, David Lallemont, and Evan Lallemont; and by 13 great grandchildren, Mariah, Parker, Anthony, Cassidy, Dylan, Ethan Harold, Annelise, Chase, Dylan, Carston, Ashton, Brody, and Tyson. He is preceded in death by one son Harold and by three infant children; by one daughter-in-law, Louise; and by five brothers and sisters, Dorothy, George, Francis, Jerry, and Barbara.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, February 27, at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church with Father Gerald Hagen celebrating the Funeral Mass. Military Honors will be conducted by the Frank and Michael Baran VFW Post No. 5778, and the Lane Kreiling American Legion Post No. 122. Interment will be in the St. Patrick Cemetery. Friends may call at the Heindl Funeral Home in Phillips after 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday evening and the Parish Wake Service will be held at the funeral home at 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday evening with Bonnie Moquin officiating. friends may also call at the church on Wednesday from 9:30 A.M. until the time of services.
The Heindl Funeral Home in Phillips is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.