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June, 23, 1935 - October, 18, 2007
Donald M. Dunkerly, 72 of Carmel, passed away October 18, 2007. He was born in Bicknell, IN on June 23, 1935 to the late Miles and Helen Ritterskamp Dunkerly. He is survived by his wife of fifty years, Waneta Randall Dunkerly; daughter, Cindy (Bill) Kemna; son, Glenn (Amy) Dunkerly; grandchildren, Diane, Rob, Ross and Reed Dunkerly and great granddaughter, LaceyOlson; brothers, Wayne and Gord Dunkerly; sisters, Lois Bosecker and Linda Woods. Don was a 1953 graduate of Freelandville Indiana High School. After graduation, he joined the US Army serving from 1953 until 1956. Don was the first walking mailman in Carmel from 1958 to 1962. Don and Waneta built the Dairy Queen in Carmel and operated it for 16 years. Along side the Dairy Queen, he built a miniature golf course and operated it for several years. Don received his pilots license in 1975 and enjoyed flying until recently. Other accomplishments include Dunkerly Real Estate chartered in 1987, Dunkely?s Point Cleaners which he owned and operated for eight years and the Copperwood Subdivision developed in 1987 where he and Waneta currently reside. Don was a member of the Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of Realtors, Carmel VFW, American Legion, Midwest Navioneers, Mooney Aircraft Pilots Association, Indianapolis Aero Club, Carmel Clay Historical Society, board member of the Hamilton County Soil & Water Conservation District for 25 years. Don was honored when he was presented the 2007 Distinguished Alumnus Award in Freelandville. Friends and family will gather on Sunday, October 21, 2007 from 2-6 pm in the Leppert Mortuary, Smith Carmel Chapel. The funeral service will be held on Monday, October 22, 2007 in the Gray Friends Church, of which he was a member, at 10:30 a.m. with burial following in the Carmel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial contributions be directed to the Gray Friends Scholarship Fund, 11385 E 191st Street, Noblesville, IN 46060 or the American Cancer Society. You are invited to visit our website: www.leppertmortuary.com where you may share a memory, sign the guest book or make a memorial contribution.