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Nelson G. "Chief" Dunfee

June 16, 1949 — January 16, 2023

Huron

Nelson G. "Chief" Dunfee, age 73, of Huron, passed away Monday, January 16, 2023, at Mercy Health Lorain Hospital following a lengthy illness.

Born June 16, 1949, in Barnesville, Ohio, he lived in Elyria and Lorain before moving to Huron 40 years ago.

Chief worked 41 years as a truck driver, retiring from Pierre Foods in 2002.

He enjoyed motorcycle riding and working on cars.

He leaves behind his wife, 25 years, to cherish his memory, Shiela (nee Pillivant); his sons, Eric (Pat) Dunfee, Joseph Carpenter, Nelson (Tracie) Dunfee Jr., Darryl (Judy) Carpenter, and Jeff Long; daughters, Wendy Brubaker, Valerie Rose, and Lorie (Johnny) Dunfee-Lopez; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; and brothers, Neil Dunfee and Norman Dunfee.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Emmitt and Nellie (Neptune) Dunfee; and sisters, Delores Mellott, Dorothy "Golden" Carpenter, and Velma Skidmore.

The family will receive friends on Friday from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. in the Dovin Funeral and Cremation Specialists, 2701 Elyria Avenue, Lorain.  Burial will follow in Resthaven Memory Gardens Avon.

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Visitation

Friday, January 20, 2023

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Dovin Funeral And Cremation Specialists

2701 Elyria Ave, Lorain, OH 44055

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Burial

Friday, January 20, 2023

Resthaven Memory Gardens

3700 Center Rd, Avon, OH 44011

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