LEXINGTON - Maurice Charles Dunahee, 88, of Lexington died 3:25 a.m. Saturday (June 10, 2006) at the Illinois Veterans Home, Manteno.
His funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Lexington Community Church, Lexington, with the Rev. Bill Brown officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Pontiac, with full military rites accorded by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Chenoa, and from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Tuesday at the church.
Mr. Dunahee was born July 18, 1917, at Eppards Point Twp., Livingston County, the son of Charles Elmer and Clara Elizabeth Anderson Dunahee. He married Lillie Mae Coffey on Feb. 2, 1947, at Pontiac. She died Sept. 30, 1999.
Surviving are two sons, Ronald (Diane) Dunahee, Lexington, and Darrell (Sherrill) Dunahee, Melvin; one brother, Kenneth (Beverly) Dunahee; three sisters, Eileen Baker, Mildred Hanshew and Audrey Malcolm.
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Also surviving are three grandchildren, Greg (Glenda) Dunahee, Kevin Dunahee and Kayla Dunahee; two step grandchildren, John (Rene') Thomas III and Jason (Nichole) Thomas; one great-grandson, Tyler Dunahee and three step great grandchildren, Haley, Alec and Calahan Thomas.
He is preceded in death by a daughter, Elizabeth P. Dunahee and four brothers, Ivan, Harold, Victor and Elmer Dunahee.
Mr. Dunahee was a 1935 graduate of Chenoa Twp. H.S. He served in the US Army (March 18, 1942 to Jan. 6, 1946) during WWII in the China/Burma, India Theater. He was a member of the VFW, the First Baptist Church of Lexington, and was a lifetime farmer. His hobbies included camping and hunting. He was a great father and will be deeply missed.
The family suggest memorials be given to the charity of the donor's choice.
Online condolences and a registry are available at duffypilsmemorialhome.com.