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Charleen M. Dunbar

Charleen M. Dunbar

Charleen M. Dunbar age 70 of Arkansaw died Thursday July 20, 2017 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN with family by her side.

Charleen was born November 9, 1946 in Plum City.  She was the daughter of Charles and Helen (Tulip) Lieffring and grew up on the family farm in Eau Galle.  Charleen graduated from Durand High School in 1964, and went on to Nursing School in Rochester, MN.  She began her nursing career in Rochester, MN at St. Mary’s Hopital.  She then worked in LaCrosse, working in Pediatrics, for about two years.  Charleen married Jack J. Dunbar May 31, 1969 at St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Eau Galle and they made their home in Arkansaw.  Charleen worked as a nurse at the Chippewa Valley Hospital and Care Center for over twenty years and then worked at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie for over 10 years until she retired.

Charleen loved spending time with her grandchildren, watching their sporting activities, fishing at Top O’ The Morn resort in Iron River with her family.

Charleen is survived by her husband, Jack, three children, Jeff (Melissa) of Arkansaw, Shelly (Chris) Prissel of Arkansaw, Sheila (Nate) Niemuth of Durand; three grandchildren, Jake, Sarah and Olivia; two brothers, Gerald (Linda) Lieffring of Arkansaw, Herbert (Diana) Lieffring of Deer Lake, MN; a sister, Kathy (Larry Bundy) Lieffring of Arkansaw; a brother-in-law, Larry Dunbar of Menomonie, several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, Dennis, David and Bruce Lieffring, and a sister Marjorie Lieffring, her mother and father-in-law, Gerald & Dorothy Dunbar.

Memorial services will be 11:00 AM Tuesday July 25, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Arkansaw with Rev. Joseph Okine-Quarty officiating. 

Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 PM Monday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand and one hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday.




  1. Crystal Dow

    So Sorry about Char's passing She worked hard, and took care of many people. You have my sympathy.

  2. Dick & Jan Bates

    Family of Char Dunbar:
    So sorry for your loss. We will remember Char in our prayers.

    Dick & Jan Bates

  3. Charles Bignell

    I'm sorry for your loss I'm loss of words to say I loved her dearly and will be missed as she made me happy and was my god mother may the gods blessings be upon you

  4. Barb Gibson

    My condolences. She will be missed.

  5. Jeanne (Losinski) Kinder

    My heart is broken ... Charleen was the most wonderful friend and nurse ... Char was the kind of friend that you could talk to only once or twice a year and it seemed like no time had passed in between. Char will always be so close to my heart. We were roommates in LPN nurses training and roommates in Rochester, MN when we graduated ... and she moved with me to Lacrosse, WI (God bless her soul) when I needed a friend and a roommate. Char was so looking forward to attending our 50th LPN class reunion this coming Fall. It just won't be the same without her. I love you Char ... Sincerely, Jeanne (Losinski) Kinder. I found a feather today while doing the laundry and I know it was you Char ... (wink, wink) telling me that you are with the angels.

  6. Joe and Jan Drier

    Sending our Sympathy and Prayers to all your families during this sad time.

  7. Mary Jean (Hartung) Benson

    I am so sorry to hear this sad news. I went to grade school at St,Henery's with Charlene. Sending prayers and hugs to the family.

  8. Sue Johnson

    She will be missed. A great lady. A wonderful nurse I had the pleasure of working with at the healthcare center. May the angels now take care of you!

  9. Hank and Mary Baier

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family.

  10. Jane Jackson Shager

    So sorry for your loss. Will always remember her coming to the sports events at Durand. Always had a smile on her face. God bless u all.

  11. Kay, Denny Longsdorf

    Sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  12. Thom Rutherford

    Lieffring and Dunbar Families: So sorry to hear of the loss of your Sister, Mother, and Wife. You are ALL in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May God's blessings help you NOW and Always. Thom and Rutherford Family

  13. Anita Haskins

    Deepest sympathies to all the family, find comfort in each other and god bless! Bruce and Anita Haskins

  14. Mike and Terri Dematteo family

    So sorry for your loss-thinking of you Jeff Melissa and family.
    Mike and Terri Dematteo
    Charlie Seffinga

  15. Judy John Parr

    A wonderful person met her maker prayers with you all take care

  16. Mary Turri

    Char was a very special person. She gave her all in all that she did, and cared about everyone. My prayers go out to all her family and loved ones

  17. Bonnie Gibson

    I am so sorry for your loss

  18. Marlene Blair

    Prayers to you all! Char was such a sweet, down to earth kinda gal! Heaven has gained a wonderful soul and she will be missed!

  19. Dave Prissel

    So very sorry to hear, she was always one great lady and friend.Prayers to all.

  20. Rodney and Patricia Hurlburt

    I am so sorry in the loss of Char. She was a good friend and one sweet lady. Heartfelt Sympathy to her family and especially to you Kathy and family. I'll always remember the good times we had at Lin's Birthday Parties. God give you the strength in the days ahead and many Prayers to each ......

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