Phillip Randolph Dunn
Phillip Randolph Dunn, 84, of Macomb, died at 12:37 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009, at the Wesley Village Healthcare Center, Macomb.
He was born June 15, 1925, in Peoria, to Joseph and Ida Mae (Hutt) Dunn. He married Shirley Ann Mette on May 25, 1952, in Eureka. She preceded him in death May 13, 2009.
He was also preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and one sister.
He is survived by two daughters, Kathleen Dunn, Walnut Creek, Calif. and Mary (Jack) Icenogle, El Paso, Ill.; one son, Michael Dunn, Walnut Creek, Calif.; three grandchildren, Lorretta (Tony) Spencer, Michelle (Samy) Vargas, and Katy (Cody) Crouch; seven great-grandchildren, Alex, Justice, and Tucker Spencer, Caleb and Isabel Vargas, and Bayla and Shyla Crouch; and several nieces and nephews.
He graduated from Manuel High School in Peoria in 1943. He then earned his engineering degree from Bradley University. He served in World War II from 1943 to 1945 as a tail gunner on a B17 with the 351st Bomb Group, stationed in Polebrook, England. He also served in the Korean War from 1952 to 1953 as a 1st Lt. and was awarded the Bronze Star. He worked for Cooper Industry as a design engineer from 1954 until 1988, and designed a machine for which he was awarded a patent. He was on the Macomb Police and Fire Commission and was awarded the key to the city for his service. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church for more than 50 years, and was also a member of the Elks Club in Macomb.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. He loved golfing and bowling with his friends, hunting with his family, building furniture for his family to enjoy for a lifetime, and traveling with his wife. He was a lifetime Cardinals fan and got to see them win 10 world series.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30, 2009, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Macomb, with the Rev. Michael Thomas officiating.
Visitation will be held from 6:30 - 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009, at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home, Macomb.
Memorials may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church in Macomb. You may sign the guest book and leave on line condolences at clugston-tibbittsfh.com.