Dennis Gunn Obituary

Dennis  David Gunn
Dennis Gunn
Dennis David Gunn

January 16, 1961 - March 10, 2015
Born in Des Moines, Iowa
Resided in Urbandale, IA
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Dennis Gunn, 54, died Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at home. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, March 16, at Iles-Westover Chapel, where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Sunny Hill Cemetery in Grimes

Dennis was employed as a clerk by the United States Postal Service for 34 years. In his spare time he enjoyed movies, television, board games, cards and was an avid reader. But Dennis' greatest joy in life was his passion for music. He was an incredibly gifted musician, first and foremost as a drummer. He was also a singer/songwriter, a guitar player, and a producer. Over the years he belonged to several local bands including The Proof, Movable Feast, Me and the Boys, Mercury Zenith and most recently No Good Deed. He played his last show with them on Friday, March 6th at the Vaudeville Mews. Dennis also loved expanding his music collection whenever possible, and would attend every record show he could.

Dennis was a very devoted son and loyal friend who liked to spend as much time as possible with those he loved and cared for most. He was known for his kindness, intelligence, and his amazing sense of humor. His absence will be keenly felt by those whose lives he so enriched.

Dennis is survived by his mother, Mary Jean Gunn and sister, Janet Gunn, both of Des Moines; cousins Judi Hymen, Steve Wilson, Jr., Cathy Ivers, and Chris Ivers; nieces Brandi Crampton and Melissa Hymen; aunts and uncles Connie and Steve Wilson, Sr., Ruth and John Noel, and Larry and Donna Ivers; as well as many other beloved friends and relations."

Memorial contributions may be made to Eyerly Ball. Online condolences will be welcomed at

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Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Monday, March 16, 2015
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Westover Funeral Home
Monday, March 16, 2015
11:00 AM
Sunny Hill Cemetery
SE Jacob Street and SE 6th Street
Grimes, IA US 50111
Monday, March 16, 2015


Eyerly Ball
UnityPoint Health Foundation 1415 Woodland Ave., Suite E-200
Des Moines, IA 50309