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Francis Rodney Dunklee Sr.

February 5, 1920 ~ May 6, 2017 (age 97)
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Francis Rodney Dunklee Sr., age 97, of Martin, passed away on May 6, 2017 at the Allegan Medical Care Facility. 

He was born on February 5, 1920 to Warren and Eva (Nye) Dunklee at Center, OH. Francis worked as a Repairman for Bishop Appliance, Zeinstra Appliance Repair in Martin.  He worked at Leeps Farms until he was 85 years old. On June 13th, 1942, he married Rosa Kaylor and she preceded him in death after 62 years of marriage in 2004.

He was a Life member of Wayland VFW, and attended 1st Congregational Church of Otsego until his health prevented him.

Francis is survived by; two daughters, Sharon Godzwa, Elaine (Hollis) Ross, son, David (Peg) Dunklee; 16 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, 18 great-great grandchildren, wife Vivian three step-sons, Steve Dunklee, Jerry(Theresa) Dunklee, Tim(Julie) Dunklee.

He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, Rosa Dunklee, siblings, Kenneth, Vernon, and Evelyn, son, Francis "Rod" Rodney Dunklee, Jr., son-in-law Frank Godzwa, grandchild, Tina Godzwa, Great-Grandchildren Ashley and Vanessa.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Kubiak-Cook Funeral Services, Wayland, MI.    

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 11, 2017, 11:00 a.m. at Kubiak-Cook Funeral Services, Wayland, MI.

Burial will take place in the East Martin Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Wayland VFW. Online condolences can be given at

Charitable donations may be made to:

Wayland VFW
735 S. Main St., Wayland MI 49348
Tel: 1-269-792-2975

 Service Information

May 10, 2017

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Kubiak-Cook Funeral Services - Wayland
312 N. Main St.
Wayland, MI 49348

Funeral Service
May 11, 2017

11:00 AM
Kubiak-Cook Funeral Services - Wayland
312 N. Main St.
Wayland, MI 49348

Interment following funeral service
May 11, 2017

East Martin Cemetery
8th St.
Martin, MI 49070

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