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Kenneth Dunkum

August 29, 1924 — November 26, 2020

Kenneth Oran Dunkum of Fort Worth, Texas, entered fully into the presence of his Lord and Savior Thursday, November 26, 2020, at the age of 96.

Kenneth was born to Ralph Dunkum and Helen Jacobsen on August 29, 1924 in Cleveland, Ohio. He attended the Saint Paul Bible Institute, where he met his wife of over 50 years, Eileen Rafferty. They resided in Park Forest, Illinois, where they raised their son.

After a long career in the Insurance Industry, Kenneth moved to Richardson, Texas with his wife, where he retired. Kenneth was deeply involved in the church and committed to several charities throughout his life. He loved spending time with his family, traveling and sharing his most valuable memories and stories - imparting lessons and wisdom we will forever treasure.

Kenneth is survived by his son, Mark of Fort Worth; Texas, granddaughters, Beth Reel of Colorado, Andrea Cockrell (husband, Brian) of Fort Worth, Texas, and Jennifer Dunkum of Fort Worth, Texas; and by his nine great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandson.

A private memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 12, 2020 at St. Christopher Episcopal Church.

Kenneth was born to Ralph Dunkum and Helen Jacobsen on August 29, 1924 in Cleveland, Ohio. He attended the Saint Paul Bible Institute, where he met his wife of over 50 years, Eileen Rafferty. They resided in Park Forest, Illinois, where they raised their son.

After a long career in the Insurance Industry, Kenneth moved to Richardson, Texas with his wife, where he retired. Kenneth was deeply involved in the church and committed to several charities throughout his life. He loved spending time with his family, traveling and sharing his most valuable memories and stories - imparting lessons and wisdom we will forever treasure.

Kenneth is survived by his son, Mark of Fort Worth; Texas, granddaughters, Beth Reel of Colorado, Andrea Cockrell (husband, Brian) of Fort Worth, Texas, and Jennifer Dunkum of Fort Worth, Texas; and by his nine great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandson.

A private memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 12, 2020 at St. Christopher Episcopal Church.

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