Dave Dunn - 1963
Picture from 40th Reunion - 2005 (Family Picture)
Update for 50th Reunion -
Collage for 50th Reunion
1963 – 1966
I joined the Marine Corp for a 3 year tour and ended up playing in the
rice fields for the last ½ of my overseas duty and then finished
out my obligation as an M.P. in California
I enrolled at MU in the forestry
department and worked at the Ivanhoe restraunt for gas and spending
Fall of 1968
I was temporarly out of school
and built houses in the Columbia area.
Fall of 1969
I was back at MU in the forestry
program and graduated in 1972 with my B.S. degree
Fall of 1972
I got married and built houses
again in the Columbia area while my wife worked on her masters degree in
Spring of 1973
I worked as an assistant manager
at the Hardies Restraunt on Business Loop 70 while my wife finished her
Summer of 1974 until present
I have worked for the Pesticide
and Plant Pest Division of the Michigan Dept. of Agr. as an inspector.
My work consists of checking Trees, Shrubs, and Perennial plants being
offered for sale to make sure they are free of harmful insects and diseases.
I also am the Agr. Law enforcement officer in 3 counties, enforcing Agr.
Laws on Feed, Seed, Fertilizer, Animal Remedies, Medicated Feeds ( under
both state laws and federal laws ). I also do survey work for invasive
species of insects and diseases, Gypsy moth control, Christmas tree inspections
for shipments out of an area where certain insect problems create a Quarantined
area. I issue Federal Phytosanitary Certificates for exported
products and monitor feeds for prohibited animal protein in an effort to
help stop the introduction of BSE (Mad Cow Disease) into the beef and dairy
industry in Michigan.
My wife and I have 2 daughters,
both of them are currently attending Oakland University in Rochester Mich.,
The oldest is doing her student teaching in a middle school this semester
and will student teach in a high school next spring. Hopefully she will
have her certificate in time for the start of school the fall of 2003.
The youngest daughter is majoring in Business administration and is in
her junior year. The both have their life guard certificates and
water safety certifications and work at the pool on campus.
My wife is the head of the Psychology
Department at the Caro Regional Center in Caro Michigan. And has
her hands full keeping me out of trouble, In December of 1999 I had
a heart attack while running through the airport in Minneapolis and had
my aortic valve replaced with a mechanical valve. The blood thinners
are something else again as cuts do not clot like they use to and a nose
bleed will send me to the hospital for treatment. Bless her heart;
she has modified most of her recipes so that they are low fat, low cholesterol,
and low sodium, to meet my new diet.
I am still building fly rods,
tying flies, fishing for trout whenever I can, and hunting, reloading my
own ammunition, and starting my return road to traditional archery (long
bow). I am also into Photography both digital and with 35 mm film,
and trying to stay somewhat up to date with the computer generation.
Another shot while visiting
@ "Mr. Kewpie's" house at Thanksgiving 2002
Update for 50th Reunion
1963 – 1966 spent in U.S. Marine Corp. 1967 –
1972 went to Mizzou and got my B.S. in Forestry with a minor in
Entomology. We got married in 1972 and from 1972 through 1974 I worked
as a construction worker and as an assistant manager at a Hardee’s
restaurant while my wife finished her Masters in Psychology and Rehab
Counseling. In 1974 we moved to Michigan where I spent 31 years as an
Inspector for the Michigan Dept. of Agriculture and my wife worked as a
psychologist for the State of Michigan. I retired in 2005 and my wife
retired in 2008, we have been doing some traveling, and taken a few
cruises. We enjoy going to Broadway plays in Saginaw and have season
tickets to the Symphony.
Our oldest daughter,
Heather, teaches Biology, Physical Science, and Physics in a Detroit
area middle school. She has two children, a son named Gavin who turned 4
in August of 2011, and a daughter, Gabrielle who was born in May of
2011. Her husband works for Chrysler as an electrical engineer.
daughter, Amber, is working as a marketing manager and an event planner
for a Detroit law firm and married an investment banker on September 30
I had a mechanical heart valve put in Jan
1999, and am a member of Trout Unlimited and the Cass City Gun Club. I
enjoy drawing with a pencil, hunting, reloading my own ammunition,
fly-fishing, rod building, fly tying, boating, canoeing, skiing,
camping, and photography. I have been a hunter safety instructor for 15
years and a certified bow hunter safety instructor for the last 8 years.
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