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Funeral: Peace Lutheran Church, Faribault
  Friday, February 8, 2013 at 3 p.m.
Visitation: Peace Lutheran Church, Faribault
  Friday, February 8th from 1 to 3 p.m.

Janet E. (Mrs. Oliver) Dunker, age 77, of Faribault, died on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at Reflections on the campus of Three Links, Northfield.

Funeral services will be at Peace Lutheran Church, Faribault, on Friday, February 8, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. with the Reverend Robert L. Mundahl officiating. Private interment will be at Maple Lawn Cemetery, Faribault, at a later date.

Visitation will be held at Peace Lutheran Church on Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. prior to the service.

Arrangements are being completed by the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault.

Janet E., the daughter of Hugo H. and Cora M. (Meinke) Preuss, was born on October 4, 1935. She graduated from Faribault High School in 1953 and married Oliver "Ollie" A. Dunker on January 19, 1957 in Faribault. Janet was previously employed by Red Owl and Faribault Foods, both of Faribault. She enjoyed and loved to be with family, friends and grandchildren, sewing fleece mittens, quilting, crocheting, flowers and her church family.

Janet is survived by five children, Dianne (and Randy) Piepho, Mark Dunker, all of Faribault, Susan (and Ron) Ketcher of Norwood, Jodi (and Larry) Smith of Elko and Cheryl Deal of New Richmond, WI; 10 grandchildren, Rob (and Amanda Voracek) Armstrong, Justin (and Heidi) Dunker, Brian Dunker (and fiancÚ Cathy Schneider), Joshua Ketcher, Lindsay (and Nick) Hackman, Kara and Mariah Ketcher, Jacob and Lauren Smith, Natalie Ellingson (and fiancÚ Justin Fontecchio) and Hannah Deal; two great grandchildren, Adalyn and Bryce Dunker; three sisters, Lola Staley of Waseca, Lorna (and Kenneth) Schmitz of Purlear, NC and Helen Shockley of Salisbury, MD; nieces; nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ollie on August 27, 1999; her daughter, Colleen; her parents; her sister, Dolores Pike; her brother, Hugo Preuss, Jr.; and several brothers in law.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be directed to Faribault Area Hospice, Reflections of Three Links, Northfield or donor's choice.


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Name: Peggy Minarcik (Hetletvedt)
Email: minarcik@charter.net
Date: Friday February 08, 2013


Dunker Family, I'm so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. She was such a joy to be around and always had a smile and made you laugh! She is now at peace and reunited with Ollie and Colleen. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Name: Brian Parker
Email: bpark@integra.net
Date: Thursday February 07, 2013


I'll always remember Mark and I asking our parents what was for supper and then eating at whose house had the better food. Many, many times I ate at the Dunker house. Janet always made plenty of good food and always made me feel welcome....I can still hear her saying, "Parker" you are eating here aren't you? So sorry for your loss. In sympathy, Brian

Name: Chris Bisping Hopkins
Date: Thursday February 07, 2013


Dunker Family, I wish to express my deepest sympathy to all of you. Janet was always kind to me and made it a point to visit with me whenever I returned to Peace with my folks. She has fought the good fight and now receives her crown of righteousness. May God be with you all in your sadness.