Bill Sanford Dunning

Oct 27th, 1929 - Nov 25th, 2020


Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home

Sat, Dec. 5th, 2020 11 am - 12:45 pm


Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church

Sat, Dec. 5th, 2020 1 pm


San Carlo Cemetery

Sat, Dec. 5th, 2020

Bill Sanford Dunning

Bill Sanford Dunning, 91, of Herrin, passed away on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 11:45 pm at Shawnee Senior Living.

Bill was born October 27, 1929 in Herrin the son of Ezra and Martha (Farmer) Dunning.  He married Madaline Mamino on September 1, 1956 in Herrin and together they have shared over 64 years of marriage.

He was an Army veteran, proudly serving his country during the Korean War. Bill had worked at various jobs, including Norge, Allen’s, he owned a potato chip business, a gas attendant, a janitor at Herrin High School and retired from Olin’s.  He liked to fix things, fiddle with things.  Bill had a green thumb and enjoyed gardening.  He was interested in stereos, making surround sound and watching movies.  His other hobbies included fishing, boating and riding motorcycles. Bill was a loving husband and father.

Survivors include his:
Wife – Madaline Dunning of Herrin
Daughter – Debbie Stone (Jim) of Herrin
Son – Mike Dunning (Pam) of Beaver, PA
Son – Jeff Dunning of Herrin
Six Grandchildren, Kristin Brooke (Molly) of Texas, Mathew Dunning (Emily) of Pennsylvania, Andrew Dunning of New York, Tonya Stone of Minnesota, Kyle Stone of Herrin, and Sierra Bytnar (Matt) of Herrin.
Eight Great Grandchildren, Maya Brooke of Texas, Liam and Charly Dunning of Pennsylvania, Cameron, Samuel, and Jacob Pearson of Minnesota, Audrey and Joey Bytnar of Herrin.
Sister – Dorothy Rogers of Pickens, SC
Several nieces, nephews and cousins

Preceded by his Parents, Daughter – Karen Dunning, Sisters – Maxine Ridgeway, Marjorie June Dunning, Patricia Irene Dunning and an infant brother.

Funeral mass will be Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 1 pm at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church with Father Tom Barrett officiating.  Burial will follow in San Carlo Cemetery with military honors conducted by the Honor Guard Ritual Team comprised of the Carterville American Legion Post 347, the Herrin American Legion Post 645, the Herrin VFW Post 1567, and the United States National Guard Flag Honor Detail. Visitation will be Saturday from 11 am until 12:45 at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home.

Due to health concerns related to the COVID-19 virus, social distancing and the wearing of masks will be required.

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8 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Rocco Varacalli

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: November 30, 2020

    So sorry the hear of Bills’ passing on behalf of the Nick & Stella Varacalli family.

  • Guest: Rocco Varacalli

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: November 30, 2020

    So sorry to read of Bills’ passing. He will be truly missed. On behalf of the Nick & Stella Varacalli family.

  • Guest: Gary Moschino

    From: Boomer, West Virginia

    Date: November 30, 2020

    So sorry to hear about Uncle Bill. We will not be able to come and be with you, but we will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless you, Gary and Brenda Moschino.

  • Guest: Terry White

    From: , West Virginia

    Date: December 1, 2020

    So sad to learn about Uncle Bill’s passing. He will be missed

  • Guest: Curtis & Vicki Rogers

    From: Easley, South Carolina

    Date: December 1, 2020

    We were sad to hear about the passing of Uncle Bill. Bill was such a special man and we have many happy memories with him. We are unable to be there, but know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    With love,

    Curtis & Vicki

  • Guest: Chris Gualdoni

    From: Fort Myers, Florida

    Date: December 3, 2020

    Condolence to the Dunning family. We always enjoyed a handshake and his smile at mass. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  • Guest: Carl and Beth Spezia and Teri Isaacs

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: December 4, 2020

    We are very sorry for your loss. We enjoyed seeing you and talking after church.

  • Guest: John & Judy Crawford

    From: Carterville, Illinois

    Date: December 8, 2020

    We were so saddened by the news of Bill’s passing. We always enjoyed seeing Bill and Madaline in church. He will be remembered fondly by us.

    John & Judy Crawford