DUNLAP, Edward Feb 24, 1928 – Nov 8, 2021

“If you’re reading that I died, don’t believe a word of it. I’m more alive now than ever. That which is born of the flesh may die; that which is born of the spirit, will live forever.”
Edward “Ed” Lewis Dunlap, 93, Greentown, passed away at 4:03 a.m. Monday, Nov. 8, 2021, at Century Villa Healthcare in Greentown.
He was born Feb. 24, 1928, in Greentown, the son of the late Clarence and Mary Gladys (McClain) Dunlap.
On June 9, 1950, he married Barbara M. (Helton) Dunlap, who preceded him in death on Jan. 5, 2013.
He received his certification from Ivy Tech Community College for specializing in refrigeration. He served in the United States Navy from 1948-1952, having served on the USS Des Moines during the Korean War. He retired from Public Service Indiana after 35 years of service and was a member of I.B.E.W. Local #873.
Ed was a member of the Greentown American Legion. He attended the Greentown Wesleyan Church. Ed enjoyed painting, which he didn’t start until the age of 62. He played basketball for the Greentown Beavers. One of his greatest joys was playing Jesus in the Greentown Easter Pageant for several years. Ed enjoyed pitching horseshoes, where he won many tournaments over the years. Ed also invented Wacky Wheels bicycles, also known as bouncy bikes.
Ed is survived by his four children, Patsy (Cyrus) Howell, David Dunlap, Kenny (Debbie) Dunlap and Dan Dunlap; grandchildren, Brian Dunn, Kelly (Jason) Grube, Kimberly (Jacob) Larmer, Tyler (Dusty) Dunlap, Nick (Amy) Dunlap, Alicia (Joe) Abney, Adam (Lynsey) Dunlap and Allen (Sara) Dunlap; sister-in-law, Betty Dunlap; stepgrandchildren, Cyrus (Stacy) Howell and Craig (Kem) Howell; eight great-grandchildren; 11 stepgreat-grandchildren; and three stepgreat-great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, Barbara, Ed was preceded in death by his parents; five sisters, Mildred Hoover, Elnora Alexander, Ruth Johnson, Dorothy Stevens and Virginia Floyd; and brother, Kenneth Dunlap.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, at Hasler & Stout Funeral Home, 112 E. Main St., Greentown, with Pastor Paul Nicholson officiating. Burial will follow the service in Greenlawn Cemetery, 745 E. 50 North, Greentown, with military honors provided by the American Legion Post #317 and the United States Navy. Friends may visit with the family from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home before the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Kidney Foundation in Ed’s memory.
Hasler-Stout Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.
Messages of condolence may be left online at www.hasler-stout.com.

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