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Dorrit E. Jones Dunn

August 18, 1935 — July 1, 2023

Dorrit E. Jones Dunn


Hastings resident Dorrit E. Jones Dunn, 87, passed away Saturday, July 1, 2023, at The Heritage at College View Assisted Living, Hastings, NE.  


Services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 11, at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Hastings with Pastor Paul Ozbun officiating. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 11, in Minden Cemetery in Minden. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. with family present Monday, at the funeral home, and one hour before the service at the church. Memorials may be given to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date.


Dorrit was born August 18, 1935, in Minden, NE to Peter & Rosa Nielsen and graduated from Minden High School in 1952. She worked as a secretary until her retirement.


In 1954 she married Clinton Jones and in 1956 started their family of three daughters. They were married for 38 years until his death in 1992. She married Dean Dunn in 1995; he preceded her in death in 2011.


Dorrit was a member of the Danish Brotherhood of America. She enjoyed reading, bowling, gambling, and mostly her family. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, not only to her family but to her second family as well.


Dorrit was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands; two brothers, Elmer Neilsen, and Herbert Nielsen; her grandson, Dustin Kinney; son-in-law, Robert Newhouse; and two stepsons, Mike Dunn and Bob Dunn.


Dorrit is survived by 3 daughters, Cindy (Keith) Kinney of Hastings, Linda Newhouse of Evans, GA, and Teresa (Tim) Powers of Lincoln; grandchildren, April (Scott) Struss of Hastings,  Brandon (Kelly) Kinney of Hastings, Jessi (Kyle) Hamburger of Hastings, Christopher Newhouse of Papillion, Christina Newhouse of Evans, GA, Nick (Tiffany) Powers of Lincoln, and Megan Powers of Omaha; 12 great-grandchildren; step-children, Chuck Dunn, Judy Stafford, and Kelly Lengyel and their families; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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Past Services


Monday, July 10, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center

1225 N. Elm Street, Hastings, NE 68901

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd

1338 N Saunders Ave, Hastings, NE 68901


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