Daniel Lee Dunstan, 76, of Farlington, Kansas, formerly of Pittsburg, passed away at 5:38 a.m. Thursday, October 20, 2022 at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin, Missouri.
He was born September 26, 1946 at Formoso, Kansas to Arthur and Lucille (Morris) Dunstan. He graduated from Cherryvale Senior High in 1964. Dan lettered all four years in football, where he played Quarterback, Basketball, and Baseball, where he pitched and played first base. After high school, he attended Coffeyville Community College, where he played football. He enlisted in the 1011 Reserve Unit in Independence. Following graduation from Coffeyville Community College, his unit and the 1010 Reserve Unit in Emporia, Kanas were drafted into the Vietnam War. After returning home from war, he attended Pittsburg State University.
On January 14, 1967, he was united in marriage to Donna Butcher in the Presbyterian Church in Cherryvale, Kansas. She survives at the family home.
Mr. Dunstan worked as an Insurance Agent for American Family. Later he became a Counselor for RCY in Pittsburg and then for the Labette Correctional Conservation Camp at Oswego, Kansas.
Membership was held in the Presbyterian Church in Cherryvale. He was an avid fisherman and played softball in the Men’s League in Pittsburg. He also coached baseball and football for the YMCA and J.L. Hutch leagues. He along with David Hurt, Linda Gray and Bill Schwenker were instrumental in starting the Pittsburg Wrestling Club. Dan provided transportation for several youth during this time.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Josh Dunstan and his wife, Michelle of Pittsburg and Jesse Dunstan and his wife, Mary of Overland Park, Kansas; a sister, Dixie Scott of Texas; and two grandsons, Blaine Dunstan and Danny Dunstan.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Bobby Dunstan and Dick Dunstan and a sister, Doris Hoard.
A Celebration of Life will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 12, 2022 at the Pallucca’s Event Hall in Frontenac, where dinner and drinks will be served while you share your remembrances. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be given to the donor’s favorite charity. Friends may leave condolences online at www.brennermortuary.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Brenner Mortuary, Pittsburg.