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Agnes M. Dunbar

Agnes M. Dunbar

Agnes M. Dunbar, age 89 of Arkansaw, died Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at the Plum City Care Center in Plum City.

Agnes was born on December 22, 1929 in Milwaukee. She was the daughter of Alfred and Mary Ballering. Agnes grew up in Milwaukee and graduated from West Milwaukee High School. Agnes married Archie Dunbar on December 17, 1949 in Milwaukee. After marriage, they lived in West Allis where they started and raised their family. Agnes worked for 25 years at the West Allis School District as a custodian and did daycare. After retiring, Agnes and Archie moved to Arkansaw in 1992, where they remained the rest of their lives.

Agnes enjoyed cooking, baking, bird watching and music. She spent many volunteer hours at the Plum City Care Center in Plum City. Agnes’ greatest enjoyment was spending time with her grandchildren.

Agnes is survived by her husband of 69 years; Archie, children; Austin (Mary) of Watersmeet, MI, Gary of Brule, Vicki (Dennis) Micke of Appleton, Dale of Oshkosh, Jack (Wendy) of Palmyra and Nancy (Jeffrey) Knecht of Menomonie, nine grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, three nieces; Mary (Frank) Farkas of Waukesha, Betty Keeler of Phoenix, AZ, Nancy (Dan) Peterson of Eau Claire, one nephew; Jim Keeler of Durand, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents and eleven brothers and sisters.  

A Celebration of Life will be from 1:00PM – 3:00PM Friday, February 8, 2019 at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand. Burial will follow in the Arkansaw Memorial Cemetery in Arkansaw.

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


  1. Betty keeler

    Sorry for loss

  2. Patti Smith

    I pray the wonderful memories of your mother come to you in times of sorrow to help with the emptiness that comes with losing the greatest loss of one's life-your angel mother.

  3. Diane Tinsley

    Have known this family for many years. My heart goes out to all of you. Hopefully you may all find peace in the knowledge that Agnes had a full and eventful life. The togetherness all of you shared will bring lasting memories. My thoughts are with the family at this time of sorrow. Rest in Peace Agnes, you will be forever in our souls.

    Diane Tinsley and family

  4. Joanne Hewitt

    Sympathy to family and friends. Agnes was a sweet lady.

  5. Debra Parker

    So sorry for your loss. Agnes was a unique individual.
    A great mom and gramma. She will be missed by many.

  6. Keven & Jennifer Keeler

    We are deeply saddened by the loss that you and your family have encountered. Our hearts go out to you during this trying time and may our prayers serve as comfort to you and your loved ones. May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get through the days ahead.

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