Harold “Pete” VanDunk, age 81, of Richland, IN passed away at 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at home.
Pete was born May 26, 1937, in Hillburn, NY, to Harold T. and Mary Frances (VanDunk) VanDunk. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. Pete was a member of the Tennyson American Legion Post 463, Indiana Bluegrass Association and “Tribesmen of Rockland,” his motorcycle group. Pete was a longtime tour bus and limousine drive. He enjoyed fishing, bingo, camping and playing pool.
Pete is survived by his loving wife Susan (Fulkerson) VanDunk; daughter, Tracy Harris of Lexington, KY; step-daughter, Monica Davis of Hatfield, IN; sons, Peter VanDunk of Spring Valley, NY and Danny VanDunk of Newburgh, IN; step-son Robert Welch, Jr. of Hatfield, IN; sister, Lorna O’Neal; brother, Meryl “Wink” VanDunk; 19 grandchildren; and 8 great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Collene Cross, Collette Walker and Inez VanDunk; and brothers, Chief Mac and Anthony "Fuzzy" VanDunk.
Memorial Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at Boone Funeral Home East Chapel – A Family Tradition Funeral Home, 5330 Washington Avenue, officiated by Rev. Donald Grubb, with military rites conducted by American Legion Kapperman Post #44. Burial will be private.
Friends may visit from 10:00 a.m. until service time on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at BOONE FUNERAL HOME EAST CHAPEL.
Memorial Contributions may be made to: American Heart Association, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674.
Condolences may be made to the family online at boonefuneralhome.net