Rev. Merle Dunn


Relationship to conference: retired elder.

Date of death: Nov. 6, 2012, in Rochester, Minn.

Arrangements: Funeral service at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, at Christ United Methodist Church, 400 Fifth Ave. SW, Rochester, Minn. Visitation: 9:30 to 11 am. on Nov. 10 at the church.

Appointment History: South Dakota: Ramona and Twin Brooks-Grant Center; Michigan: Whittaker; faculty: University of Michigan, Westmar College, and North Central College; Minneapolis: Hope; St. Paul: First; Rochester: Homestead. Rev. Dunn served as a delegate to the conferences in Chicago, Ill., that approved the union of the former Evangelical United Brethren Church and the former Methodist Church to form the United Methodist Church. He represented all of the former EUB clergy in the United States at the Uniting Ceremony in Dallas, 1968.

Family: Survived by his wife, Jean (718 Neville Ct. SE, Rochester, MN 55904); daughter, Joan Kurth (Paul, Ph.D.) Naperville, Ill.; son, Paul Dunn, Ph.D., Santa Rosa, Calif.; three grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials: Designate to Christ, Homestead, Evangel, or Bethany United Methodist churches in Rochester, or other preferred causes.

Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

122 West Franklin Avenue, Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55404

(612) 870-0058