Michael J. Dunn

Born: Thu., Jan. 30, 1958
Died: Sat., Dec. 9, 2017

Memorial Service

10:30 AM Sat., Dec. 16, 2017
Location: First Church of the Nazarene

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Michael J. Dunn, 59, Kokomo, went to be with his Lord at 7:16 p.m. Saturday, December 9,2017, at his home. He was born January 30, 1958, in Kokomo, the son of Jesse W. and Norma (Sparks) Dunn.   Mike’s passing was exactly six years to the day that his father, Jesse Dunn, passed away.  Mike married Ruth Taylor on January 3, 1986, in Kokomo, and she survives. 

Mike was a 1976 graduate of Kokomo High School and a 1982 graduate of Ball State University with a degree in business.  He was active in sports in both high school and college. He joined Campus Crusade for Christ while a student at Ball State. 

 In 1983 after graduating from college, Mike went to Africa with Campus Crusade for Christ, and preached the gospel, bringing many to Christ.  His many activities and memberships included First Church of the Nazarene, Huddle at the YMCA, a Great Banquet Team member, Samaritan Caregivers board member, and The Kiwanis Club.  He was employed in supervision for the call center of Regions Insurance.

He will be sadly missed by his three fishing buddies, Stan, John, and Matt.  The foursome made an annual fishing trip to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan where Mike enjoyed being the cook for the catch of the day.   He also enjoyed golfing with his son, Andrew, and could always hit the longest drive although often lacking in accuracy.  Mike and Andrew have been season ticket holders for the Indianapolis Colts since 1998.     

Mike was a loving husband, father, son, and “Paw Paw” to his two grandchildren.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, Ruth; one son, Andrew (Amy) Jones; mother, Norma J. Dunn, all of Kokomo; sister, Karen (Tim) Blackburn of Syracuse; brother, Tim (Abby) Dunn of Arvada, Colorado; granddaughter, Carson Jones and grandson, Hudson Sharp; sister-in-law, Suzanne Taylor; several nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service celebrating Mike’s life will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 16, 2017, at The First Church of the Nazarene, 2734 S. Washington St., with Pastor David Leeder officiating.  Immediately following the service, all are invited to join the family for coffee, doughnuts, and fellowship. Memorial contributions may be made to the Nazarene World Missions with envelopes available at the church.  Shirley & Stout Funeral Homes & Crematory assisted the family with arrangements.  Online condolences may be submitted at www.shirleyandstout.com.     

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Vickie Sullivan
   Posted Mon December 11, 2017
My prayers are with your family. I worked with Mike at Regions. He was a wonderful person to work with a very nice person to know. He will be missed.

Kevin Cox
   Posted Mon December 11, 2017
I’ve known Mike my entire life and have always appreciated his kindness. He was a gentleman that would always give a bear hug when we would see each other. He also had a passion for people and was always willing help those in need. Our loss is Heaven’s gain. Rest In Peace until we meet again!!

Dede Coate
   Posted Tue December 12, 2017
So sorry for you and your families loss Ruth. I've always loved Mike for his fun and loving kindness. May God comfort you at this time..

Tim Dayton
   Posted Tue December 12, 2017
Sorry for your loss.He will be missed deeply.

Mike Kilcline
   Posted Tue December 12, 2017
Our family sends prayers to the family. Mike will be missed by all, however he is now with his dad talking KHS sports, Colts and other topics. I first met Mike and Jesse at UCT where we together for his dad. The world is missing a great person today but he touched people around the world to help make the world a better place to live.

Kevin Comer
   Posted Tue December 12, 2017
Norma & Family:

Although I did not know Mike well, I had some brief dealings with him when he worked for Regions. He came across as a wonderful person and he advised me well regarding an insurance product. I offer my condolences for your loss.

Norma: you were a wonderful friend to my mother-in-law, Gayle Maudlin, during her time living a Northwoods Commons. I always have held you in very high esteem and appreciated your kindness.

Blessings to your family during this sad time.


Linda & Gary Shrock
   Posted Wed December 13, 2017
To Ruth, after reading Mikes life story I wish that I would have known him better! Just his picture expressed what a kind sweet man he was. And his service to God moved me deeply. Im quite sure he's enjoying his rewards by walking & talking to his best friend & brother, Jesus. All his pain & suffering are now gone as you already know and his light is even shining brighter. The world is a better place from you & Mike sharing that light with others! I so appreciate having you as my neighbor❤️

Bob and Linda Barnett
   Posted Sat December 16, 2017
Oh Norma, we were so sorry to hear about Mike. We were not aware that he had been ill. He appeared to be a wonderful son, husband, father, and grandfather. He is now with Jesse and we are sure that they are rejoicing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sending love and a hug your way!

Bill Borden
   Posted Fri December 22, 2017
Hi Norma
I watched Mike grow from a little ball player into a very fine young man. We lost our daughter Denny in 2012 and I lost Joan in 2016. You lost your wonderful hubby not too long ago. We will see them again. Norma, if you get there first, tell Jesse I am on my lunch hour and will be there as soon a I can.
Love you
Bill Borden