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Marvin D. Dunn 1930-2015

Marvin D. Dunn, 85, of Batavia passed away Saturday, December 26, 2015, at The Tillers in Oswego. He was born June 4, 1930, in Normal, Illinois, the son of Ollie E. Dunn and Ruby (Bradley) Dunn. 

Marv graduated from Normal Community High in 1948, attended Illinois State University graduated from the University Of Illinois School Of Business in 1954 and received his Law degree from the University of Illinois in 1957. He joined the Sears and Streit Law firm of Aurora as an associate in 1957, then joined Arthur Puklin and Jerome Nelson in 1964 forming Puklin Nelson and Dunn, Attorneys at Law, Aurora Illinois. He served as an Assistant States Attorney of Kane County representing the Kane County Board and The Kane County Forest Preserve. He was elected Circuit Court Judge, 16th Judicial Circuit in 1976-1986, serving as Chief Judge from 1981-1983 and again in 1985-1986. Marv became an Appellate Court Justice in 1986, serving until his retirement in 1992. 

Marv was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church and the Serra Club of Aurora. He was a member of the Kane County Bar Association serving as President 1969-1970 and the Illinois Judges Association. 

Marv enlisted in the U.S. Navy and during the Korean Conflict was stationed aboard the Destroyer USS Barton DD 722. 

He is survived by his wife, Carol (Lirot); a daughter, Sarah (Jay) Matthews; a son, Bradley Dunn; a grandson, Ryan Matthews; a granddaughter, Paige Matthews; and his brother, Vernon Dunn of Bloomington, IL. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brothers, Curtis Dunn and C.B. Dunn. 

Services have been held.

Memorial contributions in Marv's memory may be directed to The Wounded Warrior Project P.O. Box 758541 Topeka Kansas 66675 or Holy Cross Catholic Church 2300 West Main Street Batavia, IL 60510 or a charity of the donor's choice . - See more at:

Posted on January 13, 2016 by Morgan Yingst