Myron "Mike" J. Dunker, 74, passed away on June 11th and is survived by his wife, Bonnie, and his two sons, Jason & Michael, who still haven't cleaned up the garage like he asked. Born on February 6th, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois, Myron attended Tinley Park High School and studied refrigeration at DeVry University before becoming CEO of Value Added Products in Alva, Oklahoma. At VAP, he designed a system of preproofing that allowed frozen dough to self rise, which was implemented into pizzas, pretzels, and pastries among various other products.
Myron was an avid joke-teller, racecar driver, dog lover, Bible reader, cowboy rangler, Harley riding, deer hunting, frustrated golfer, boatman, journeyman, and workman. He loved dive bars and Ronald Reagan and ordered the same two eggs, over-easy breakfast with a glass of milk at every Perkins he stepped into. In the early 2000s, he won a "Wally" for his victory at the NRHA finals, which is the highest trophy given in drag racing and was the founding member of R.A.C.E. (Race And Cruising Enthusiasts) with his rally buddies in Oklahoma.
Myron had a big heart and strong vocal cords. He traveled the world, loved Snap-on tools, continuely prayed for the ones he loved, and cried at the movie E.T.. He will be remembered for his great storytelling ability, knee-slapping laughter, big hugs, an overuse of the phrase "now look it...", large romantic gestures, and always picking up the check. Like always.
He will reside in the Kingdom of Heaven with Jesus Christ & his mother Arlene. From now forward, may all the happy memories be forged and all the pain caused be gone. God Bless the Doc.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Brenny Family Funeral Chapel, Baxter.