Cover photo for Marilyn Dunn's Obituary
Marilyn Dunn Profile Photo
1929 Marilyn 2019

Marilyn Dunn

May 2, 1929 — September 8, 2019

Marilyn (Davenport) Dunn, 90, of Humboldt passed away on September 8, 2019 at the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home in Fort Dodge.
Marilyn Davenport was born in Clare, Iowa on May 2, 1929. She received her education at St. Mathew’s School in Clare. She attended college at Clarke College, Drake University, and Buena Vista University. She was united in marriage to Gerald Dunn on June 17, 1950 at St. Matthew's Catholic Church in Clare, Iowa. They established their home in Gilmore City, Iowa. Marilyn was employed as a teacher for the Gilmore City school district. Then later was office manager for 27 years at St. John’s Catholic Church in Gilmore City, and was then employed for many years as Library Director for the town of Gilmore City. Marilyn later relocated to Humboldt. She was a member of St. John’s Rosary Society, and was involved in women’s clubs, as well as other volunteer work groups in Gilmore City. Her greatest interests were her family, reading, walking, and watching NFL games.
Survivors include her son Pat (Sandy) Dunn of Bedford, Texas, daughter Katy (Stuart) Scherger of Fountain Hills, Arizona, niece Mary Pat (Scott) Swinford of Scottsdale, Arizona, granddaughter Adrienne (Christian Leon) Dunn and their four children, Ella Marie, Juliette, Paul and Henri; grandson Jerod (Liz) Dunn and their three children Ethan, Charlotte and Max; Carter and Nicholas Vaughn, sons of Mary Pat Swinford. She was preceded in death by her husband Gerald, her brother Larry Davenport and parents LB and Margie (Fitzgerald) Davenport.
A special thanks on behalf of the family to Unity Point Hospice for all the wonderful care and support, both the team that cared for her at home and the staff of the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Marilyn Dunn, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


St. John's Cemetery

, Gilmore City, IA 50541

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 20

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree