Obituary for Wally Bunnell

Wally Bunnell, age 90, of Savage, passed away on Sunday, May 19, 2019, at Friendship Manor Nursing Home in Shakopee.

Wally was born on September 7, 1928, in Minneapolis, MN, the son of Eugene and Ellen (Peterson) Bunnell. He married Julia Egan on August 23, 1952, in Savage.

He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. For many years Wally worked for the City of Savage, Public Works Department. Family was very important to Wally.

Wally is survived by his wife, Julia; children, Sandy Weckman (Dennis), Nancy Sullivan (Bob), Sue Fuerstenberg (Tom), Barb Compton (Dwaine), Larry Bunnell (Michele), Ron Bunnell (Robbie), Amy Bell (David); daughter-in-law, Mary Bunnell; 20 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; sisters, Audrey Ratzlaff, Beverly Henning and Mildred Kelley.

He was preceded in death by his son, Stephen; brothers, Arnold and Robert.

Visitation is Friday, May 24, from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m., all at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 4625 W. 125th Street, Savage. Presiding is Reverend Tim Sandquist. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Arrangements with McNearney-Schmidt Funeral and Cremation, Shakopee, 952-445-2755. Condolences may be shared at


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