July 14, 2022

Dorothy Darleen Gunn

September 8, 1927 – July 12, 2022

Dorothy D. Gunn went to be with her Heavenly Father on July 12, 2022. She lived 94 years, 10 months and 4 days. Dorothy was born September 8, 1927 to Fred and Mary (Sturgis) Hudson in Lincoln, NE. She was the youngest of five children.

Dorothy attended school in Lincoln and graduated from Northeast High School. She married the love of her life, Fritz I. Gunn on November 23, 1944. They made their home and raised their two children, Roger and Kathie, in Lincoln. Caring for her children and family was truly the job she found most important in her life.

During World War II Dorothy worked at the telephone company plugging in connections on operator boards. Later she worked in the accounting office at Continental Trailways. Dorothy was talented in interior decorating. She was a skilled seamstress who could make everything from draperies and upholstered furniture to dance costumes and bridesmaids dresses. During the Devaney era, she attended classes the university set up for women to learn more about football and thus began her life long love of all things Husker. For her nothing was better than gathering around the TV set eating Valentino’s pizza and watching Nebraska football on a Saturday afternoon.

Dorothy was a long time member of Indian Hills Community Church. She knew the Bible very well and lived out her faith daily.

She is survived by her son Roger and his wife Linda of Sioux City, IA; grandson Daron Gunn and his wife Noel of Baton Rouge, LA; grandson Andrew Gunn of Broomfield, CO; grandson Arturo Perez and Michele of Omaha, NE; grandson Ricardo Perez Jr. of Denver, CO; great grandchildren Charlotte Gunn, Calista Perez, Lillian Perez, and Josephine Perez; and numerous cousins.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband Fritz who died in 1996; her daughter Kathie; and her siblings Jaunita Loomis, Bernice Jackson, Kenneth and Dale Hudson.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday, July 16, at Wyuka Funeral Home. Viewing begins at 9:30 a.m. Memorials may be made to the family for further designation.

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  1. I have such happy memories of eating grand dinners that Mrs. Gunn cooked for my husband, John, and me when we were younger. I especially remember her chicken fried steak. John had been friends with her son, Roger, when they were kids, and Mrs. Gunn generously extended her hospitality to me.


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