Rodney Duane Dunn 1944 ~ 2011Rodney Duane Dunn passed away early in the morning on December 16,2011, of heart failure. He was surrounded by his loving family. Rod was born in Tooele, Utah, on February 17, 1944 to Bud Duane Dunn and Burnetta Pearson Dunn. He grew up in Sugarhouse within the boundaries of the Lincoln Ward. His family then moved to Holladay where he attended Olympus High School , graduating in 1962. After high school Rod served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in what was then, The British Mission. He cherished his relationship with his mission president, Marion D. Hanks, a continuing strong influence in his life.While on his mission, looking through the Improvement Era, he saw pictures of "the new girl in his ward", and said, "I'm going to go home and marry that girl." And he did! He married Linda Lea Swenson on June 10, 1966 in The Salt Lake Temple.Rod graduated in 1971 from The University of Utah College of Pharmacy. He worked at the same family business, Millcreek Pharmacy for 56 years; first with his father and later with his sons. A dedicated business owner, Rod worked until the day before he died. Rod was particularly interested in learning about and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He taught Gospel Doctrine in every ward in which he lived. He taught early morning Seminary for years. He served as a speaker and guide for Temple Square. Rod served on the High Council twice. He was the Bishop of the Holladay Twenty-First Ward; and most recently serving as the first counselor in the Holladay Health Care Branch Presidency. He was the greatest father who led by example; and loved coaching his two boys in every sport. Rod is survived by his wife Linda, sons;Jeffrey Duane Dunn (Sarah Jane), and Jason Allen Dunn (Cami); his grandchildren, the lights of his life: Connor, Ireland, Lauren, Kieran, Abigail, Rylee, Kelley, and Tess; his parents: siblings: Kathy Pugmire (Kevin), Brian (Carol), Paul (Holli); Brother-in-law, Ronald Swenson (Mary), and many nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 20, at The Holladay 28th Ward Chapel, 2625 E. Milo Way (4910 S.). Viewing to be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, December 19, at the same chapel; and from 10:45 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. at the church prior to services. Interment at Mountain View Memorial Estates 3115 E. Bengal Blvd.