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Longtime Anderson area resident, John Fenton Dull passed away at age 84 due to a heart attack in Portland, Ore., on Jan. 2, 2017. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Loose Funeral Homes & Crematory in the Carriage House in Anderson on Sunday,
June 25 between 2 to 4 p.m. Burial will be private at the Hopewell Cemetery in
Farmland, with his ancestors, father and brother.
He was born on Oct. 21, 1932, in Muncie,
and graduated from Royerton High School. He was an Air Force Veteran and saw active duty in the Korean War. Upon return, he got a degree from Ball State University and began his teaching career at the now-closed Madison Heights High School.
Eventually he became Dean of Boys and Assistant Principal. He also taught at Baldwin High School for several years on the island of Maui in Hawaii, the home of his first wife. There he helped start their wrestling program and coached JV football. After retirement, he had a second career helping people as a hypnotherapist. In his free time he coached many different football teams in Anderson, including at the semi-professional level, throughout the 1960s and 1970s.
He was preceded in death by his second daughter, Karla (John) Souza.
He is survived by his three children, Valerie (Lawrence) Stewart, Adrienne Dull and John Travis Dull; five grandchildren, one great-grandchild; his sister, Aloyse (Carl) Baney; and numerous nieces and nephews; many stepchildren and extended family.
In recent years, he lived in Hawaii and Oregon to be near his children as his
health declined. John was a world traveler who brightened the lives of those around him until the day of his passing. He asks that everyone remember the great memories.
Published on June 22, 2017
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