Emmons Charles (Chuck) Steven Dunbar, Jr., age 74, of Emmons, died peacefully Thursday, July 18, 2013, at his home from Urothelial Carcinoma of the renal pelvis cancer, surrounded by his loving family. Funeral Services were held July 24, 2013, at Mansfield Lutheran Church, rural Alden. The Rev. Don Rose officiated. Interment was at Mansfield Lutheran Cemetery, rural Alden. Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells was in charge of arrangements.
Charles S. Dunbar, Jr., was born June 5, 1939, in Alden Township on his Great-grandfather Martin (Frank) Korn's homeplace. He was born to Charles S. and Wilma (Korn) Dunbar Sr. A life-long resident of Freeborn and Faribault counties, Chuck attended District 121 country school and?Kiester School. Chuck was active in the FFA. He served two years in the U.S. Army, training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., as part of the 524th QM Co., and was Honorably discharged in October 1964. While in the service, he met his love, Minnie Evelyn Carmack and was united in marriage on Aug. 15, 1964, at the Methodist Church in Waynesville, Mo. They returned to Minnesota where he worked at Wells Concrete Products Co: Prestress Division for 18 years and lived on his farm and continued to be actively involved in agriculture all his life. In 1976, he took over the family farm and moved to his beloved home that he had lived in since he was 5 years old in the Mansfield Township. Chuck was baptized on July 2, 1939, at Faith Lutheran Church in Walters and Confirmed in his Lutheran faith on Aug. 2, 1953, by Rev. Arnold Wuertz at the Mansfield Lutheran Church. He loved farming, auctions, and especially being with family and friends. He enjoyed his farm and tractors. He was very proud that he was able to donate 12 gallons of blood to the Red Cross. Chuck was very proud of his ancestry history, as he was descendants of Stephen Hopkins family that came to America on the Mayflower. Chuck and Minnie Evelyn enjoyed doing genealogy and learning about their family. He even initiated the reprint of the "History of Faribault County Minnesota" by Kiester.
Chuck is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Minnie Evelyn, of Emmons; son, Charles Steven (Cammie) Dunbar, III, of San Marcos, Calif.; three granddaughters, Ashley Dunbar, of Buckeye, Ariz., Courtney Dunbar, of Flagstaff, Ariz., and Hannah Dunbar, of Emmons; his mother, Wilma Dunbar, of Kiester; sister, Audrey (Wayne) Livingston, of Wanamingo; mother-in-law, Lucy Carmack, of Norfolk, Va.; four brothers-in-law, Louie (Joyce) Carmack, of Roby, Mo., Roger (Jennifer) Carmack, of Longmont, Colo., Ross (Marie) Carmack, of Jonesborough, Tenn., and Gale Rose-Carmack, of Norfolk; along with many aunts and uncles, first cousins, nieces and nephews, and their families.
Charles S. Dunbar Jr.
He was preceded in death by his father; and father-in-law, Louie Carmack.
Any monetary gifts will be given in memory of Charles to the Mansfield Lutheran Church towards the restoration of the stain glass windows.
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