Gilbert Junior Dunning (also known as J.R.) , age 64 years, of Grover Hill, went to be with the Lord on June 26, 2013, at 8:31 a.m.
He was born on May 10, 1949, to his father, the late Gilbert Dunning, and his mother, Alta Dunning, who survives. He was one out of 15 siblings.
On Dec. 18, 1970, he married Denise Elaine Frank. They were married for over 42 years.
He is survived by four children listed with spouses from oldest to youngest: Angie Forwerck and spouse Brett of Celina, Chris Dunning and spouse Robin of Van Wert, Jeremy Dunning and Lisa of Oakwood, and Jessica Osborn and spouse Bruce of Middle Point. He was the proud grandfather of 13 grandchildren.
He was an excellent fisherman and enjoyed working in the yard, on cars and riding his motorcycle.
He was employed as a welder at Remlinger for over 11 years and had previously worked at Sims Manufacturing as a welder for over 20- plus years.
Short Funeral Home in Archbold was entrusted with the arrangements.
A service was held on Sunday, June 30, 2013, at 2 pm at the funeral home with Pastor Brian Bressler officiating. Interment followed in the Archbold Cemetery. www.ShortFuneralHome.com.