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Bernard Dunnigan

veteranJun 22nd, 1936 - Jun 27th, 2019

Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at St. Stephen Catholic Church in Flora 

Visitation: 5 until 7 p.m. Monday evening at Frank & Bright Funeral Home, with a Rosary Service at 7 p.m.

Interment: St. Stephen Cemetery, Flora


     Bernard A. Dunnigan, age 83, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Thursday morning, June 27, 2019, at his home.

     He was born June 22, 1936, in Flora, the fourth son of Bernard and Mary (Thompson) Dunnigan.  He was united in marriage to Marilyn Bennett and she preceded him in death in 1975.  He later married Kathryn “Kitty” Erwin and she preceded him in death March 11, 2019.

     Bernard served in the US Army stationed in Germany.  He worked as an electrician and in heating and cooling, in previous years working at Etchison Appliance in Flora.  He was a member of the Elks, American Legion, VFW, and St. Stephen Catholic Church in Flora and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.

     He is survived by his stepchildren: Debbie (Danny) Greenwood of Flora, Robert R. Jackson Jr. of Marble Falls, Texas, Cheryl Jackson of Xenia, and Christine (Tom) McAllister of Flora; 12 step-grandchildren; 20 step-great-grandchildren; 2 step-great-great-grandchildren; 2 sisters-in-law: Mary Lou Dunnigan Wright and Arlene Dunnigan; 3 nieces: Nancy Rich, Karen Donoho, and Tina Dunnigan; 5 nephews: Mike, Kevin, Mark, Darin, and Brian Dunnigan; and 2 great-nieces and 6 great-nephews also survive.

     He was preceded in death by his parents; both wives; and 4 brothers: Leo, Charles, Richard, and John Dunnigan.

     A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at St. Stephen Catholic Church in Flora.  Interment will follow in St. Stephen Cemetery with the presentation of military funeral honors.  Visitation will be 5 until 7 p.m. Monday evening at Frank & Bright Funeral Home, with a Rosary recital at 7 p.m.  Memorial donations are suggested to Clay County Hospice and will be accepted through the funeral home.


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Tina Dunnigan

June 28th

Fly high, Uncle Benny. Thank you for everything.

Scott Garrett

June 28th

Always enjoyed visiting with Benny, good neighbor

Willie and Dana Johnson

June 28th

So sorry for your loss He was a nice guy.

Rick and Trudy Stanford

June 28th

Benny was such an original person. Rick has lots of great memories of him. He also stood up with Shirley and Neil Eaton when they were married . I remember him as a kid as the Kool - Aid Kool man. Him and Neil would do the Kool - Aid Kool dance years ago after having a cold beverage or two. This community will miss you so much Benny!!! I know if I were telling you this right now you would say .... Oh shut up you Fool... I will miss that sense of humor and so much more. R.I.P. Mr. Benny. We love you ❤

Don Guerrettaz

June 28th

Sorry for your loss, Dunnigan family. Benny had a good, long life, and was a blessing to us.

Greg Etchison

June 28th

Adios, Amigo. If you ever needed help, Ben was the first one to arrive. He was truly 'The Right Stuff.' Ben was a real friend to all of the Etchison family.

Christine Whelan Thompson

June 28th

Bernard was a great friend to all of us Whelans. His folks and our folks played cards at least 1 - 2 times a week. Also, we all went to St. Stephens. Rest in peace Bernard.

Sherry Phillips

June 28th

Benny was one of a kind and always nice to me. Won't ever forget one particular statement he made to me that that opened my man who paid attention to lots of easy Benny and peace to the family.

Betty Whelan kanzler

June 29th

RIP Little Bernard! Our parents played cards all the time together. We had a lot of good times! Will miss you and kitty at the Elks club!

Pauline Edge

June 29th

Sorry to hear of Benny's passing. When my family would come to Flora to visit relatives we became friends with Benny. He came to see us in Iowa 25 or 30 years ago and bought an old windmill we had, disassemble it, loaded it up and hauled it back to Flora with the intention of reassembling it and putting it on his property.

Shawn Kirby

June 28th

Our family’s lives have been forever altered with the loss of you & grandma. 💔 Thanks for the memories and give grandma big hugs for me! Rest In Peace Bernard!

Dina May and Darrell Cartright

June 29th

So sorry,we will miss u! 😟😟😟

Clifford, Margie with you, Rita & Dave Dunnigan

June 29th

Benny Rest In Peace Prayers to the Dunnigan Family

Dorothy Uebinger

June 29th

I always enjoyed chatting with Benny. He had a sense of humor like no other. May he now rest in peace and enjoy eternal life with Kitty.

Patty Dunnigan Matt

June 29th

So sorry for your loss! I remember meeting him at the American Legion,he wasvery nice to me. His Father was my Uncle Bernard and his mother Mary would come over to our house and help hang wallpaper.


June 30th

Bernard: From the land owners at the Lake. Our favorite "go to guy" has passed. Your insight and mechanical skills resolving so many problems here in the wilderness of Clay County,...'will never be forgotten!'

Mike & Jill McCaherty

July 1st

Great guy, will sadly miss his daily visits to our auto body shop, always made me laugh about life in general

Terry Igert

July 3rd

I'm so sorry for your loss!!!! Praying for you all!!!

Joe & Ilse Casolari

July 4th

Sure going to miss you Bennie. Going to miss one of the stop overs and the good times we spent at the East End Cafe and the West Y.......not to mention Olney Lake.

Mike and Sharon Gray

July 4th

Sorry for your loss. Bernie was a very nice man, prayers for all the family.



Brenda Rinehart
Phil ,& Jane Henson
Bud & Linda Martin
Carla Eastberg
Ray Shannon & Shad
Jerry "Butch" Erwin
Bill & Jill McDonald
John and Deana Devore
Dave and Linda Thompson
A. Mike McDannel
Jim and Cheryl McCarty
Ron & Mary Anne Ayers
Barb Williams
Scott Garrett
Alan & Charlotte Hickox
Flora VFW 3999
Wayne Eastin & Diane Johnson
John and Vicky Penrod
Jim & Brenda Thompson
The Bibles
Walt and Doloris Brewer
Mike Patridge and Jean Guerrettaz
Randy & Jacque Ferguson
Rick and Trudy Stanford
Roger & Lisa (Plumlee) Colman
Robin & Sharla Todd
Parvin and Carolyn murbarger
Bill & Kay Kitley
Micheal W. & Kristal G. Engelmeier
Joe and Sue Martin
Steve & Carol Oestreich
Jeff & Shari harvey
Larry and Kathleen Bennett
Josh & Janelle Martin
Sherry Phillips
Janice Cook
Ken & Tammy Haven
V.F.W. Post 3999
Brad & Tina Briscoe
Cheryl Jackson
Mandy, Maverick & Michel
Troy & Shawn Kirby
Dale and Vicky (Cricelli) Milner
Kenny & Sherrie Sessions
Archie & Pam Kincaid
Marilyn Stanford
Randy and Janet Oestreich
Lance, Bobby, and Hunter Osborne
Brenda & Gary Miller
Bosco and Kathy Gibson
Paul and Amy Durbin
Dave & Judy Dunnigan Family
Dorothy Uebinger
Norman Phillips
Jerry and Mary Ellis
Kari Hagen
Larry and Sue Kramer
Jeff and Michelle Higgason + family
Dale Nicholson&Stephanie Harrell
Joe Ellis
Logan Greenwood
Gary & Sharon Lagle
Sally G.
Ken and Terri Lence
Amy Bailey Michels
Meryl Woods Jr
Larry Frost
Tom and Button Pemberton
Pete & Esther Walker
Bruce & Nannette Richards
Nancy Lewis
Bob and Marlene Smith
Lowell & BrendaK Showalters
Pauline Edge
Dale & Sheila Kincaid
Marsha Nicholas
Flora American Legion Post 14
Bonnie Osborne
R. Medley Gatewood
Marie Bennett Dawson
Don, Jane and Darren Delaney
George Owens
Jakara Milner
Joe and Carolyn Holloway
Terri Gill Barche
Steve & Lisa Persinger
Billye Young
Doug and Becky Krutsinger
Steve and Nancy Mink
Jim and Sandy Sulsberger
Troy & Kim Welty & family
Joann Stanford
Al & Donna myers
Mike & Jill McCaherty
Marsha Nicholas
Becky Stocke
Brent Schroeder
Terry Igert
Mike and Sharon Gray
Wanda Eastin


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