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Virginia H. Dunnum


January 22, 2020

Virginia H. Dunnum, 79, of Onalaska, died Wednesday January 15, 2020 at her home. She was born April 4, 1940 to Henry and Elnora (Dopson) Stakston in Vernon County. She was baptized May 12, 1940 and confirmed May 1955 at Skogdalen Lutheran Church, rural Westby. Virginia married Maynard Dunnum on August 23, 1961 in Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Westby. This union was blessed with 2 sons, John and Brad. Virginia had several jobs throughout her life beginning at Vernon Electric Coop in Westby and retiring from Wichelt Imports in 2010.

Survivors include her husband, Maynard; sons, John (Kate) of La Crescent, MN and Brad (Amy) of Rockland, MI; 5 grandchildren, Kristine, Ethan, Jenna, Zoe and Leah; a sister, Elaine Olson and sisters-in-law, Carol Hehn and Florence Overgard; brother-in-law, Howard Dunnum and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter-in-law, Deanne Dunnum; brothers-in-law, Ardell Olson, Carl Hehn and Philip Overgard and a nephew and god-child, David Olson.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday January 20, 2020 at First Lutheran Church in Onalaska. A visitation was held from 9 a.m. until service time at the church. Burial was in Skogdalen Lutheran Cemetery. The Seland Funeral Home in Coon Valley is assisting the family. Condolences may be given at Memorials may be given to First Lutheran Church or a charity of choice.


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