Dwight R Hunnell

November 16, 1922August 8, 2018

God called Dwight R Hunnell, 95, to his heavenly home on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 while at the VA Healthcare System in Des Moines. Graveside services will take place at 11 A.M., Saturday, August 11, 2018, at Lowman Cemetery in Runnells, IA. Memorial contributions may be made to Shrine Children’s Hospital.

Dwight was born on November 16, 1922, in Runnells, to Jesse and Anna (Vaughn) Hunnell. He was drafted in the Army Air Force on March 26, 1943 and was honorably discharged on February 16, 1946. Dwight went to business college then to the Open Bible College. He owned and operated Hunnell Construction and Pools of Iowa. Dwight was united in marriage to Bonnie M. Oswalt on September 19, 1950.

Dwight was a member of Highland Park Christian Church, and Masonic Lodge. He was a master gardener and an ordained minister for many years, officiating many weddings and funerals in his retirement.

Dwight is surived by his children: Carol (Jack) Dunn, Gary Hunnell, Cheryl (David) Lowe, Deborah (Randy) Cameron and Rebecca (Russ) Starmer; 13 Grandchildren, 25 Great-grandchildren, 3 Great-great grandchildren and his siblings: Halford, Barbara, Shirley and Linda. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Betty and second wife, Bonnie.

Dwight’s family would like to thank his grandson, Joshua Hunnell for all the time and care he has provided for his grandpa in recent years.


  • Graveside Service Saturday, August 11, 2018

Dwight R Hunnell

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Craig Robertson

August 10, 2018

I have a lot of memories of Dwight at Highland Park and as a Mason. he was a real go getter. Had a lot of ideas about many things and he wasn't shy about sharing them with anybody who would listen. Your family is in my prayers as you mourn and celebrate your fathers life and faith.
God Bless,
Rev. Craig Robertson
Min, Ottawa FCC KS.