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Eveline Sophia Dunn

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

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Eveline S. Dunn
Eveline Sophia Dunn, 102, of Aurelia, a former longtime Correctionville area resident, passed away on Oct. 18, 2008 at Sunset Knoll Retirement Home in Aurelia.

Private family services were held on Oct. 23, with Rev. Magrey deVega officiating. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee. Funeral arrangements were made by Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee.

Eveline Rasmus was born Oct. 2, 1906 in rural Cherokee to Walter and Cecilia (Nystedt) Rasmus. She was baptized at St. Paul's Untied Methodist Church. She graduated from Meriden High School in 1925. She attended Grinnell College for two years and received a teaching certificate. She taught in a one-room school in Cherokee County for a short time.

Eveline married Raymond W. Dunn on May 15, 1929 in Cherokee. The couple lived on a farm east of Correctionville for over 40 years. She helped with the Cushing High School Music Boosters and enjoyed the Cushing Ladies Birthday Club monthly meetings. She enjoyed vacations with family, dancing, crocheting, trips across the United States and visits to her son while he was in the U. S. Navy stationed in Spain. The most important part of her life was spending time with her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Raymond on Dec. 5, 1993; a son-in-law, David Ferrin; a brother and sister-in-law, Clarence Rasmus Sr. and his wife Faye; and a sister and brother-in-law, Florence and Arvid Gustafson.

She is survived by one daughter and one son: Dianne Anderson and her husband Phil of Cherokee; and Larry Dunn and his wife Patricia of Severn, Maryland; six grandchildren: Mark Ferrin and his wife Christina, Scott Ferrin and his wife Jane, Michelle Ferrin, Susan Friedman and her husband Mark, Bill Dunn and Kristin Dunn; six great-grandchildren; several step-grandchildren and step great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Doris Dunn of Meriden; and several nieces and nephews.