Blanche E. Dunn
100 years – December 9, 1920 -March 9, 2021
Blanche was born in Berwyn, Illinois, and died peacefully in her sleep in Omaha, Nebraska. Blanche lived a full and rich life filled with love, family, friendships, adventure, and service. When she was young, she loved going to Sokol Berwyn where her mother was a charter member. She taught gym classes and played volleyball. She was active in PTA and Girl Scouts. Above all, she loved her family.
She was most proud of her WWII service as a member of the Navy Waves. She enlisted during World War II, and served in San Francisco, CA until the war’s end. She was a woman before her time.
Blanche married David Dunn on July 5, 1947 in Chicago, IL and had two beautiful daughters. The family moved to Omaha, NE in 1959 with Western Electric and built a home that they lived in for over fifty years. In Omaha, Blanche volunteered at the Red Cross and the Western Electric Pioneers. She was active in Fem Vets, and even became a clown just to hand out balloons. She worked at Continental Can Company, but found her real vocation in travelling with her husband in their trailer. They travelled all over the country, and she made friends wherever she went. She loved Husker football and volleyball, and had many football parties on her back porch. And she always said “I have such a nice family.”
Blanche is preceded in death by husband, David Dunn; parents Joseph and Frances (Domizlecky) Sykora; sister, Mildred Svoboda; brother, Bob Sykora. Survived by daughters, Kathleen (Michael) Jedlicka of Papillion and Patricia (James) Coyle of Omaha; grandchildren: Amanda (Kelly) Brewer of La Vista, Brian (Hillary) Jedlicka of Avon, IN, Christopher (Kelli) Dean of Chicago, IL, Laural (Simon) Brookes of England, and David Coyle of Nashville, TN; great-grandchildren: Daisy, Logan, Noah, Lydia, Ethan, William, Charlotte, and a baby on the way.
Her family gives credit for her long and healthy life to her flexible, adventurous, and fun personality. She will be missed, but we know she is being welcomed with loving arms by so many who have gone before her.
CELEBRATION OF LIFE with CDC guidelines : Saturday, March 13, at 3pm at the West Center Chapel followed by VISITATION: 3-pm-5pm.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that donations be made to Habitat for Humanity Omaha.
To view a live broadcast of the celebration of Life, please go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Cast” button on the home page.