James M. Dunlop, 76

Published 7:00 am Saturday, November 23, 2019

James M. Dunlop, 76, of Austin, Minnesota, died peacefully on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, surrounded by his five children at Saint Mark’s Lutheran Home.

James M. Dunlop, 76

He was born on May 6, 1943, in Austin to Hugh and Engelberta (Winkels) Dunlop. Jim married the love of his life, Judy Ann Powers of Brewster, Minnesota, on June 25, 1966, at Sacred Heart Church of Brewster.  James and Judy raised their family in Austin, where Jim worked at JC Penney and Joseph Construction Company.  Jim became interested in the home improvement field and opened the business Dunlop Vinyl Sash, which sold and installed vinyl windows and doors, in 1974. James ended his career at Sun Room Concepts in Albert Lea, Minnesota, as the lead sales manager and installation instructor.

Jim was active in many communities. He was a proud member of the Lions Club and was honored to be a district governor in 2014-15. Jim’s passion was his 1960 Pontiac Bonneville, “The Grape Pretender,” which won numerous awards and kept “Jimmy Mack” active in the “Wanderer’s Car Club” and “Back to the ‘50s” community. Jim had an amazing presence in the Austin community. He was a lifelong member of Queen of Angels Catholic Church and was often seen at the Eagles and Moose Clubs.

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He was preceded in death by his wife, Judy, who passed on Jan. 6, 1999; parents; brother, Bob Dunlop; sister, Deb Horejsi; and special friend, Dee Wilmot. He will be greatly missed and is survived by his six children, Michael, Michelle, Melissa, Jeni (Wade Drees), Jason (Amanda) and Katie (Joe) Cook; 17 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; siblings, Barbara (John) Felten, Marjorie Petersen, Jack (Marlys) Dunlop, Nancy (Cliff) Reed and Tom (Lisa) Dunlop; sister-in-law, Jeanette Dunlop; brother-in-law, Clarence Horejsi; and many loving relatives and friends.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, at Queen of Angels Catholic Church with Father Dale Tupper officiating. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, at Mayer Funeral Home and for one hour before the Mass on Wednesday at the church. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Condolences may be left online at www.mayerfh.com.