Donald Emil Bunge
Born: 10/29/1929, Mechanicsville, Iowa
Donald Emil Bunge,83, passed away January 19, 2013 at the Canyonlands Care center surround by his loving family. Don was born October 29, 1929 in Mechanicsville, iowa to Emil and Clara Bunge. He graduated high school in 1949. Donald then went on to serve in the United States Marine Corps from 1951 through 1954. He was united in marriage to Marilyn D. Rudner on June 19, 1955 in Burbank, Callifornia.
They soon moved to Los Angeles to begin their family where their two sons Kenneth and Steven were born. In 1963 don attended Los angeles Trade – Techincal School where he received his associates in Art degree in Aircraft Mechanics. He started working at Pan America Airways while also attending California State College in long Beach where he received a Bachelors of arts Degree in 1967. They then moved to Fountain Valley where he went on to pursue a teaching degree which he received from The State of California in 1969.
He soon became a supervisor in the aviation industry and continued his carrer for many years until a heart attack forced him into retirement in 1990. Donald and Marilyn then moved from California to Moab, Utah for their retirement where they became involved with the Red Rock Four wheelers and had many adventures with their family and friends. Donald always had a great love for rocks and fossils and was a member of the Moab Rock Club. Don and Marilyn were active members of the First Baptist Church of Moab.
He is survived by his loving wife Marilyn, his brothers Allen (Sharon), Jerry (Karen), and Richard (Jean) sons Kenneth (Betty), and Steven (Beverly); grandchildren Kassey, Cory, Shauna, Junior, and Allan as well as his great grandchildren Braeden, Sophia and Jesse.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother, his brothers Kenneth and Bobby and his sisters Evelyn, Florence and Lois.
A Memorial Services will be held Friday January 25, 2013 at 11:00 am at the First Baptist Church 420 MiVida Drive.
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