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Danny Evert Dunning
October 21, 1946 ~ March 4, 2017
March 10, 2017
Danny E. Dunning passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 4, 2017, at his home in Porthill. His family would like to let you know that his memorial will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 8, at the Copeland Community Hall. They hope that you can come and join them in celebrating their father's life.

Dan was born in Seattle on October 21, 1946, to Roy and Shirley Dunning. He graduated from Ballard High School in June, 1965, and enlisted in the Army on October 21, 1965.

He retired from the Army as a chief warrant officer in 1987 after 22 years of service. When Dan retired, he moved back to his hometown Bonner’s Ferry with his wife, who also retired from the Army. After retirement Dan also worked as deputy for the Boundary County Sheriff’s office for three years.

Dan’s hobbies while he was retired were building birdhouses, trains, coins, and the love of fishing. Dan was very interested in Antiques and the story behind each piece he would find at Sater's Auction every Thursday, in Moyie Springs. He enjoyed his grand children and always said “Grandpa knows best.”

He leaves behind his children, David and Suzie Dunning and Tammy and Allan Hanson, stepdaughters Jody Howard and Leslie and Michael Bourdon, grandchildren Lindsey Dunning, Jacob and Megan Hanson, Austin and Paige Howard, Alyssa Myracle and Monica Bourdon, and great grandsons Jaxson and Keith.

Dan also leaves behind his bird, Popa Gano, otherwise known as “Poppy,” who was his sidekick everywhere he went.

Dan was preceded in death by his wife, Gail Dunning, his parents Roy and Shirley Dunning, and his sister Pamela.