PRINCETON — John Earl Dunning, 86, a longtime resident of Princeton, passed away at the Linda E. White Hospice House on Saturday, May 16, 2020.

He was born Wednesday, May 9, 1934, in Decker, to Ralph and Opal I. Harvey Dunning, both whom preceded him in death.

John worked at Potter & Brumfield as a set up man, and an operator at Emge Meats. Upon their closing, John worked doing maintenance at GCARC, part time at Gibson County Coal, and at Heidenreich Family Farms from 2000 to present.

John was married to Kathryn Richeson who preceded him in death. He was then married to Nancy Joann Wheeler, whom also preceded.

John is survived by son, John R. Dunning of Crawfordsville, Indiana; daughters Joyce (Steve) Vogler of Jasper, Indiana, Karen R Belcher of Princeton, Patricia F. Ridge of Jasper, Connie Dunning of Ft. Branch, Cheryl Wolfe of Princeton, Terry Welch (Rick Hill) of Princeton, and Debbie (Chad) Clark of Haubstadt; sister Betty S. Ayers of Princeton; brothers, Ron(Loretta) Dunning of Princeton, Ralph (Janet) Dunning of Woodbury, Tennessee; 12 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and special friend, Ginny Horth.

John was married to Kathryn Richeson who preceded him in death. He was then married to Nancy Joann Wheeler, whom also preceded. John was also preceded in death by his parents; son, Samuel Dunning; brother, Edgar Dunning; sister, Margaret Mellinger; and grandsons, Chris Vogler and Nicolas Cain Belcher.

Due to the current Federal mandates pertaining to the COVID 19 situation, funeral service will be private for the family. The public is invited to the graveside services that will take place on Thursday, May 21, 2020, at 11:30 in Augusta Cemetery, Augusta, Indiana.

Visitation will take place on Wednesday, May 20 from 2-8 p.m., with limitations on numbers of people allowed inside at one time. Please observe social distancing both at the graveside and the visitation.

Doyle Funeral Home located at 520 S. Main St. Princeton, IN has the honor of having charge of the services.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Patoka United Methodist Church at 104 N.E. Mill St., Patoka, IN 47666 or the Augusta Cemetery Old State Road 64, Augusta, IN 47598

Condolences may be made online at www.doylefuneralhomeprince or Doyle Funeral Home’s Facebook page. For more information, call 812-385-4334.

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