Paul A. Dunkley, Saginaw Township, Michigan

Barbara P. Frost

Loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great grandfather, uncle and friend passed away Monday August 10, 2009 surrounded by family at 90 years of age. Paul was born on July 31,1919 in Richland, MI to the late Ernest and Rose Elizabeth (Staley) Dunkley. He married his love Bette L. Dooley on January 24, 1942 prior to serving his country proudly in WWII. Paul devoted 40 years to John Hancock Life Insurance Company, and was a longtime member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church where he shared his faith amongst family and friends. He dedicated much of his time to the Shriners, including the annual Shrine Circus, in addition to the Knights of Columbus, Saginaw Masonic Lodge #77 F&AM, American Legion Post #439 and was a current member of the Moose Lodge #82. He had a love for golfing and fishing. A stubborn man at times, Paul’s amazing sense of humor would light up any room with laughter. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Surviving are six children: William (Randy) Dunkley of Grand Blanc, Michael (Jean) Dunkley of Louisville, KY, Stephen Dunkley of New Albany, IN, David (Diane) Dunkley of Grand Prairie, TX, Beth (David) Brandimore of Freeland, MI, Mary Woloszyn of Saginaw, MI; 20 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great grand children; as well as many extended family members in Kalmazoo, MI. His wife Bette preceded him in heaven June 13, 1993. Friends may call or visit the Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Road (off State) on Thursday, August 13, 2009 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. and from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A Masonic service honoring Paul will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday under the direction of Saginaw Masonic Lodge #77 F&AM. Funeral Liturgy will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 14, 2009 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 6400 McCarty Road. Rev. Fr. Richard Jozwiak will officiate. Paul will lie in state at the church from 1:00 p.m. until the time of mass. Rite of committal will follow in St. Andrew Cemetery, where a military service will be conducted under the auspices of American Legion Post #439. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Shriners Transportation Fund. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at the funeral home, church or through www.deislerfuneralhome.com.