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Catherine 'Squeege' Witzel Dunn

Funeral for Catherine "Squeege" Witzel Dunn, 77, Lawton, will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, in First Baptist Church with Dr. Patrick Latham, Pastor, and the Rev. Tony Christie, Associate Pastor officiating.

Mr. Dunn died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 in Lawton after a courageous battle with dementia.  

Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens under direction of Becker-Rabon Funeral Home.

She was born March 14, 1940, in Muskogee, to Jake and Clara Mae (Smith) Witzel.  She moved to Lawton in 1943 when her father purchased the Ford dealership. She was a graduate of the Lawton High School Class of 1958.  

Catherine was primarily a homemaker and was grateful to have been able to stay home to raise her children. She had worked as a dental assistant for dentists in Shawnee, Edmond and Lawton.  She was working for Dr. Norman O'Leary when she met Tom Dunn. They were married Dec. 21, 1979, in Lawton. The couple spent many happy years living in the Wichita Mountain Estates.  During this time she worked as a bookkeeper for Lawton Novelty and Tom Dunn Automotive. She would later work as an associate with Dody's Hallmark.

She was a member of First Baptist Church, accepting Christ as a child, and was baptized in the chapel of First Baptist Church. She sang in the choir and served in Sunday school and the children's ministry.  Catherine enjoyed baking and was a terrific grandmother.

She is survived by her husband, of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Laura J. and Dr. Daryl Birdwell and Judy and Michael Landrum, all of Lawton; three grandsons and their spouses, Brant and Kacie Purdum, Elgin, Garrett and Jessica Purdum, Yukon, and Alston and Kerri Hicks, Lawton; five great-grandchildren, Preslie, Gage, Lucas, Drew and Paisley and a soon to be born great-grandchild; two sisters, Marlene McPherson and husband Ralph, Iowa Park, Texas, and Pat Miller, Lawton.

Her parents, her son, Jay Lewis, her sister and brother-in-law, Dody and Charles Horton, and her brother-in-law, George Miller, preceded her in death.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Children's Department at First Baptist Church, 501 SW B Avenue, Lawton OK 73501.

The family wishes to acknowledge the special care given to them by Dr. Robert Jones and the caregivers in the skilled nursing unit at McMahon Tomlinson Nursing Center.

The family will greet friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

An online guest book and sympathy cards are available at

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