August 13, 2018
Dwight R. Hunnell, 32° KCCH
It is with regret that I inform you that Honorable Brother Dwight R. Hunnell passed away on Wednesday, August 8, 2018.
Dwight was born on November 16, 1922, in Runnells, to Jesse and Anna (Vaughn) Hunnell.
He was drafted in the Army Air Force on March 26, 1943 and was honorably discharged on February 16, 1946. Dwight went to business college then to the Open Bible College. He owned and operated Hunnell Construction and Pools of Iowa.
Dwight was a member of Highland Park Christian Church. He was a master gardener and an ordained minister for many years, officiating many weddings and funerals in his retirement.
Dwight was raised in Union Park Lodge #658 in 1961 and served as Master in 1976. He was a Past Master of Westgate-Adelphic Lodge #509. He was a member of the Newton York Rite Bodies, Za Ga Zig Shrine, and Charles Clyde Hunt Priory, KYCH.
Hon. Bro. Hunnell joined the Des Moines Scottish Rite bodies on November 22, 1969. Dwight was a ritualist in the 16th Degree, 31st Degree, and Maundy Thursday Soliloquies. He was active for many years on the Kitchen Krew and served as Chairman. He also coordinated the Marsengill Christmas Dinner. Dwight received the Knight Commander Court of Honour on November 16, 1995, his 73rd birthday.
He passed to the Grand Lodge above on August 8, 2018.
Graveside services were held at 11 A.M., Saturday, August 11, 2018, at Lowman Cemetery in Runnells, IA. Memorial contributions may be made to Shrine Children's Hospital.