Daniel M. Dunlap

OREGON – Daniel M. Dunlap, 80, longtime Oregon resident, passed away peacefully with his children at his side Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at Swedish-American Hospital, Rockford following a short illness. Born July 3, 1937 in Grand Forks, N.D., the son of Earl and Gertrude (Phalen) Dunlap.

Dan was a graduate of St. Michael's High School in Grand Forks, N.D. With only his high school education, he went from a grocery bag boy to Vice President of Certified Grocers in Chicago. From 1977 to 1993, he was able to fulfill his lifelong dream of owning and operating his own stor, Pineway Grocery in Oregon. Dan's family always came first in his life. He was a loving father and grandfather. Dan was always there if friends and neighbors needed a helping hand. He was a faithful member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Oregon and Knights of Columbus Council #1092. Dan was an avid golfer at Oregon Country Club and Silver Ridge Golf Course and loved Notre Dame and Green Bay Packer football.

Survived by his son, Dennis (Jill) Dunlap of Westfield, Ind.; daughters: Debbie (John) O'Connor of Chicago, Kathy (Todd) Benesh of Oregon and Mary Ann DeArvil of Rockford; grandchildren: Danielle Benesh, Michael (Brooke) Benesh, Jake DeArvil, Madeleine O'Connor, Daniel O'Connor, John DeArvil, Colin O'Connor and Erica Dunlap; and great grandson, Lane Benesh.

Preceded in death by his parents and four brothers. 

In keeping with Dan's wishes, a private family Memorial Funeral Mass will be held. Memorial donations in Dan's name may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church, Oregon. Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, Oregon assisted the family.


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