In Memory of Karyn Dunn


5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday September 10, 2021
O'Connell Funeral Home of Ellsworth
130 North Grant St.
Ellsworth Wisconsin, 54011

Visitation Day of Service

9:30 am - 10:30 am
Saturday September 11, 2021
St. Francis Catholic Church
231 West Woodworth
Ellsworth WI, 54011

Mass of Christian Burial

10:30 am
Saturday September 11, 2021
St. Francis Catholic Church
231 West Woodworth
Ellsworth WI, 54011

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Karyn Victoria Dunn, age 77, of Spring Valley, WI and formerly of Ellsworth, passed away unexpectedly at her residence. She was born on June 20, 1944 to Walter and Marie (Puhalski) Domoracki in Chicago, Illinois.  Karyn graduated from Highland Park (IL) High School with the class of 1961. On September 15, 1962 Karyn was united in marriage with Michael Dunn, the love of her life, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Highland Park, IL. Their marriage blessed them with two children, Michael and Matthew.

Karyn’s greatest passions began with caring for others, especially her children.  She really enjoyed being a mother and grandmother.  She loved cooking and baking for everyone and making gifts for people for no other reason than to be kind.  She loved living in her apartment in Spring Valley and enjoyed her neighbors and gifting them many baked goods.  Karyn particularly enjoyed her many phone calls with her beloved granddaughter, Julia especially when it was sharing recipes with each other.  She was very patriotic and never shied away from a political conversation with people – especially her sons. In the quiet times she enjoyed reading and solving crossword puzzles with her bird “Crickie” perched on her shoulder.  Throughout Karyn’s life, she and her husband Mike owned many businesses from taverns (The Hitching Post) to appliance sales & repair (M&M Sales). Karyn had a soft spot for animals owning many over the years.  She was very devout and involved with many functions over the years at St. Francis Church. She will be greatly missed by all who got to know her throughout her life.

Karyn will forever remain in the hearts of her sons: Mike (Sandy) Dunn, and Matt (Yleana) Dunn; her only grand-daughter: Julia; her twin sister: Kathy Lamar; nieces (who she considered “daughters”): Karyn, Annie, Janet, Linda, and Sandra; friend & “daughter” Cashmere Fria; dozens of other nieces, nephews, brothers & sisters in law; countless friends and acquaintances. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mike; her parents, Walter and Marie Domoracki.

A visitation will be held from 5:00-8:00pm Friday, September 10, 2021 at O’Connell Family Funeral Home 120 N. Grant St. Ellsworth, WI 54011. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30AM Saturday, September 11, 2021 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 231 W. Woodworth St., Ellsworth, WI, with Fr. David Olson officiating. A visitation will take place one hour prior to Mass. The Mass will be livestreamed to: Following Mass, Karyn will be brought to her final place of rest at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the discretion of her family.

Funeral services are entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Ellsworth (715) 273-4421.



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