Robert Dunn

Friday, January 12, 2007

CAIRO, Ill. -- Retired Army Lt. Col. Robert E. Dunn, 90, of Cairo died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.

He was born Feb. 16, 1916, in Cairo, son of John Edward and Grace Jane Roberts Dunn.

Dunn received a master's degree in journalism from the University of Illinois. He worked in advertising in Chicago.

He served 34 years in the military and was a veteran of World War II. He then served in the reserves until 1976.

He was a member of Mighty Rivers Regional Worship Center, Cairo Masonic Lodge 237 AF&AM, a patriots member of the National Republican Congressional Committee, and a life member of the Reserve Officers Association of the United States.

Survivors include two sisters, Alice Johnston and Helen Watkins of Cairo.

Friends may call after 5 p.m. today at Barkett Funeral Home in Cairo. A Masonic service will be held at 7:30.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with Dr. Larry Potts officiating. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Gardens at Villa Ridge, Ill. Military honors will be offered by Pulaski County Memorial VFW Post 8891 of Mounds, Ill., Cairo VFW Post 2649 and Louis Phares American Legion Post 178 of Villa Ridge.