OBITUARY

Wallace Lawrence Dunn Jr.

October 6, 1942December 30, 2020

Wallace Lawrence Dunn was born on October 6, 1942 and passed away on December 30, 2020 and is under the care of Kraeer Funeral Home and Cremation Center.

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Wallace Lawrence Dunn Jr.

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Alvin Davis

January 13, 2021

In 1975, Mr. Wallace Dunn asked the Benton Harbor Area School District to hire a fledgling, 23-year-old kid as one of his guidance counselors at Benton Harbor High School. This apprehensive young man was still “wet behind the ears,” and he was amazed at the amount of confidence Mr. Dunn displayed in the young man’s ability to do the job successfully.

I must say that I was that young man, and I will be eternally grateful for Mr. Dunn’s leadership, guidance, direction, and advice.

I will definitely be praying for Lawrence and Terrance (my former students), Pat (my former co-worker), and all the other family members. May God bless and sustain each and every one of you during this difficult time.

Rebecca and James Ray

January 12, 2021

Our sincere prayers are with all of his family members during this most difficulty time. Wallace was indeed a gentle and kind person who brought joy to those who knew him. We always found him encouraging and served as an inspiration to others. As someone who met Wallace when he served in the position of high school principal in Benton Harbor, Michigan some decades ago, I learned then that one of the key measures of effective leadership was how well one engages and garners the respect and admiration of the young people one serves and indeed that he had. He was loved, respected and appreciated. May you rest knowing that you impacted the lives of so very many🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿.

La'Verne Carter

January 9, 2021

Sending heartfelt condolences to Terrance Dunn and family God is Able from Class of 1984

Thomasine McAfee

January 8, 2021

Thanking God for your loved one's life, and praying for strength and comfort for you and your family.

Rachelle Reed-Brown

January 7, 2021

My condolences to the Dunn family.

Class of 1984… Classmate of Terrance Dunn

Eleanor Carter

January 7, 2021

To the family of Mr. Dunn: My family and I extend our deepest condolences to you and your family on the passing of such a great man and educator. He paved the way for so many and his life's dedication to education will forever be remembered in the hearts of many. Thank you for loving us all Mr. Dunn, my Principal at Benton Harbor High School. Rest with the Master, you will sorely be missed. #BHHS Class Of 1981

Harry Caldwell

January 7, 2021

Mr Dunn was an inspiration to me. I was his paperboy and sitter. He taught me about stability in education and how important it is. He was a father figure through and through. I'll always remember your smile.

Rev. Harry L. Caldwell III

Betty Hill

January 7, 2021

Mr. Dunn
Was the epitome of Black education. He was a man of tall statue, not only in his height. But, with a great heart and passion for his students. Thank you for pouring into me from Benton Harbor Junior High to Benton Harbor Senior High School. Rest in Heaven.
Mr. Wallace. Dunn

Betty (Marshall) Hill
Class of 1974

Deborah Jones

January 6, 2021

Mr. Dunn as a young girl I lived next door to you and your wife. As my father not living with us you helped me and my siblings that education was very important. We held to what you said and we all graduated. May God comfort and strengthen your family and my prayers are with them rest in heaven with our God.

Kelton Scott

January 6, 2021

My Deepest Sympathy and Condolences to The Family. I am Saddened in This Moment💔and Will Forever Remember The Time I had Known Mr. Dunn. RIP Dear Brother 🌹🙏👼✨

FROM THE FAMILY