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Jack J. Dunbar

Jack J. Dunbar

Jack J. Dunbar, age 72 of Arkansaw, died Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the Chippewa Valley Hospital in Durand.

Jack was born on October 31, 1945 at the hospital in Plum City. He was the son of Gerald and Dorothy (Doughty) Dunbar. Jack grew up in Arkansaw, attended Plummer Country School and Arkansaw High School, graduating in 1963. After high school, Jack farmed on the family farm and worked for Weiser’s Concrete. Jack married Charleen M. Lieffring on May 31, 1969 at St. Henry Catholic Church in Eau Galle. After marriage, Jack and Charleen lived in Arkansaw where they farmed, Jack continued working for Weiser’s and they raised their family. He also worked for various construction companies over the years ending with Holst Construction, where he retired.

Jack enjoyed fishing, hunting, baseball, and going for drives. He always said the only real sports are fishing and hunting, the rest are just games. Most of all, Jack enjoyed watching his grandchildren’s sporting events.

Jack is survived by his children; Jeff (Melissa) of Arkansaw, Shelly (Chris) Prissel of Arkansaw, Sheila (Nate) Niemuth of Durand; three grandchildren, Jake, Sarah and Olivia; three special girls that called him grandpa, one brother; Larry Dunbar of Menomonie, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by his parents and his wife; Charleen.

Memorial Services will be 7:00 PM Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand. Rev. Dan Richardson will officiate. Visitation will be from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the funeral home on Wednesday. A Celebration of Jack's Life will be held from 12:00 PM Noon - 4:00 PM Sunday, March 4, 2018 at the Arkansaw Communtiy Center in Arkansaw.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.


  1. Thom Rutherford

    We are all sorry to hear of the passing of Jack. These are difficult times for sure. One of my favorite tales of Jack was about his trap shooting skills. He had an old $200.00 pump shot gun he called "the old trombone". He stood up against guys that paid Thousands of dollars for their shot guns. He would say "I think I'll pay those guys a little tune on my trombone. It was usually a SAD tune for those big dogs and one they had heard many times before.
    All the best to you all!! Thom and the Rutherford Family.

  2. Dick & Jan Bates

    Family of Jack Dunbar:
    You have our sympathy. We will remember Jack in our prayers.

    Dick & Jan Bates

  3. Kathy Hutter-Messier

    Sheila, Shelly Jeff and families-We all lost one of the best! Thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. He will be missed.

  4. Denny and kay

    You have our sympathy on the loss of Jack. Denny and he enjoyed fishing. Denny&KayKay

  5. David & Mary Anderson

    Jeff & Missy, keeping you in our thoughts and prayers

  6. Ed & Dixie Heit

    With deep sympathy during this difficult time.
    Jack the good times, the jeep, hunting with dogs, trap shooting, and a beer.
    Good Bye Ed

  7. Delrita Bignell

    So sorry to hear of Jack's passing, many memories over the years. He was always there to help and plowed us out many times in the earlier years. A great guy. Healing blessings to all the family.

  8. Roger Hillestad

    I am sorry for your lost, I always liked Jack. He was always friendly and easy to talk to.

  9. Priscilla

    I'm so very sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time!

  10. Richard Karshbaum

    God Bless Everyone !

  11. Wyman and Katie Wittig

    Our deepest sympathy to the entire Dunbar family.

  12. Joanne and Marty

    We are very sorry for your loss. We will be thinking of you...

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