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James Morgan Dunson

August 25, 1930 ~ November 15, 2020 (age 90)


James Morgan Dunson, 90 of Central Lake, passed away peacefully Sunday, November 15, 2020 at home surrounded by his family.  He was born August 25, 1930 in Central Lake, the son of Charles and Autie (Arbegast) Dunson.

   Jim owned and operated Dunson Standard Service in Central Lake for many years.  He also was a rural route mail carrier in his later years. Jim was an active member of the community where he was a member of the Central Lake Lions Club where he served many years and was also the King Lion.  He volunteered for over 20 years with the Central Lake Fire Department, serving as Fire Chief for many of those years, and was instrumental in starting the Central Lake Rescue Squad. 

   Jim was an avid Detroit Tigers fan and enjoyed traveling and spending many winters in Lady Lake, FL.  He especially loved spending time with his kids and grandkids and going to their sporting events.  He was lovingly known as “Bumpa’ to his 2 great-grandchildren.

   On May 26, 1962 in Central Lake he married Sally Jane Van who survives.  Also surviving are his children Cindy (Bryan) Rogers, Van (Ann Marie) Dunson, Jennifer (Matt) Gabris all of Central Lake, grandchildren Dustin (Paige) Rogers, Scott Dunson, Cody Rogers all of Central Lake, Stephanie (Tyler) Meadows of Gaylord, and great grandchildren Sawyer and Saylah Rogers of Central Lake.  He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Cleora Hill, sister Louise Zakrajsek, and brother Chuck Dunson.

   No services are planned at this time. Private family services will be held next spring.  Memorial contributions can be made to the Central Lake Fire and Rescue, P.O. BOX 726, Central Lake, MI 49622.

   Arrangements have been handled by the Central Lake Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.  Please sign his online guestbook

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