Obituary Record

Valpraiso (Val) Bunn
Died on 11/26/1918
Buried in Blair Cemetery

Bunn, Valparaso, 74

Died 26 November 1918

Published in Tribune on 28 November 1919


Valparaso Bunn died at his home in Blair at an early hour Tuesday morning, Nov. 26, 1918, aged 74 years.

Valparaso Bunn was born in Marengo, Calhoun county, Michigan, May 1, 1844, and in 1869 he came to Washington county, and for many years lived on a farm north of Blair, and made his home there until he moved to town twenty years ago. On Sept. 24, 1865, he was married to Elma R. Carpenter, seven children came to them, four of whom, with the widow, survive. The children are C.B. Bunn, a farmer residing north of Blair; Mrs. Etta Barrett of Farnam, Nebr.; Mrs. Minnie Bolton, of Gillette, Wyo.; and Herb, who resides at Minot, N.D.

Two years ago Christmas day Mr. Bunn had a stroke of paralysis, two more of which followed, the last one occurring on November 24th.

The funeral will be held on Thursday afternoon, Rev. W.H. Underwood having charge of the obsequies.

#2-published in Pilot on 28 November 1918

Val Bunn suffered another paralytic stroke at 3:30 Monday afternoon and died at 2:30 yesterday morning, never having regained consciousness. The first stroke occurred on Christmas day two years ago, from which he recovered slowly to almost his natural health. Several slight strokes since have shown their effects, but from each he would get out and come bravely up town, saying he was still on top. The funeral will be held at the family residence at 3:30 tomorrow, Thursday, afternoon, Rev. W.H. Underwood officiating. Valparaiso Bunn was born in Marengo, Calhoun county, Mich., May 1st, 1844, and came to this state in 1869, settling on a farm north of town, where he made his home until he moved to this city twenty years ago. He was married to Miss Edna Carpenter on September 24, 1865, and seven children were born to them, but four of whom are now living, C.B., who lives north of Blair, Etta, Mrs. Sam Barrett, of Farnam, Neb., Minnie, Mrs. J.M. Bolton, of Upton, Wyo., and Herb, who lived at Minot, N.D. All the children living will be here for the funeral.

~~~ Obituary courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska.~~~

Note: Name spelled Valpraiso on FAG instead of above. Find a Grave # 57412100. Served with CO. A of the 2ND MI CAVALRY during the Civil War. Member of GAR.

Printed in the Tribune on 11/28/1919