Kenneth LaVerne Dunlop was born November 18, 1923, to Alfred and Winnie (Wall) Dunlop in Colome, South Dakota. When he was six or seven years old the family moved to the Moorhead-Pisgah area and then back to South Dakota. He graduated from Springfield, South Dakota High School. Kenny proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII. He served in the Philippines and Hawaii. On February 7, 1945, Kenny married Margaret McHugh in Maryville, Missouri. The couple farmed and had dairy cows. Kenny then worked for Sorey Brothers Construction and he also worked in the heavy equipment construction industry. In 1969 he traveled to Viet Nam working with Dyna Electronics. In 1972 Margaret died.
Kenny was a very good pool player and he was also known for his Box Car Willie Train Whistle. He enjoyed watching all of his grandchildren in their activities. Additionally he loved to go for coffee at the Corn Palace and trying out new restaurants.
Kenny died Tuesday, October 7, 2014, at Bergan Mercy Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska at the age of 90 years, 10 months, and 19 days.
Kenny was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Margaret; grandson, Michael Dunlop and all of his siblings. He is survived by his eight children, Keith (Judy) Dunlop of Marshall, MO, Jane (Tom) Bothwell of Pisgah, IA, Larry Dunlop of Woodbine, IA, Gerald (Ok Sik) Dunlop of Austin, TX, Kyle Dunlop and Peter (Annette) Dunlop all of Woodbine, IA, Brian (Donna) Dunlop of Linden TX, and Norm (Michelle) Dunlop of Leroy, IL; 25 grandchildren; 46 great grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.