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November 7, 1938—October 28, 2019

   TOMAH - James Allan Dunbar, Sr., 80, of Tomah, died Monday, October 28, 2019 at the Wisconsin Veterans Home at King, Wisconsin.

   He was born November 7, 1938 to Henry and Martha (Butzlaff) Dunbar in Minocqua.He was united in marriage to Sharon Dunbar (nee Larson).

   On November 25, 1959 he joined the U.S. Navy and served during the Vietnam War. He was a part of the Amphibious Construction Battalion, known as the Seabees. He was a lifelong member of the DAV, and a past member of the Lake Tomahawk American Legion Post #318. Jim worked for Vlasek’s Bowling Alley and later the Strike Zone Bowling Alley for many years.

   He is survived by a daughter, Donna Sue Dunbar of Beaver Dam, and James A. Dunbar Jr. of Hazelhurst; a sister, Dorothy Piepmeier of Woodruff; as well as many friends and family.

   He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife Sharon; his brothers, Henry (Hank) and Robert (Bob) Dunbar.

   A Graveside Service will be held on Thursday November 7, 2019, 1:30 p.m. at the Evergreen Municipal Cemetery, Town of Woodruff, WI.Chapel Wayne Schwanke will officiate.

   The Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

   Online condolences may be sent to

Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home

Evans Print & Media Group

1302 River Rd.
P.O. Box 252

Sparta, WI 54656-0252

Office Number: (608) 269-3186
Fax Number: (608) 269-6876


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