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Michael Lee Dundee
Retired printer
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Michael Lee Dundee, 69, entered into rest peacefully, surrounded by his family on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17,2011.

Known as Mike, he was born June 16, 1941 on his grandparents farm in Girard, Kansas. The first two years of his life, he lived in Hermosa Beach in California, but then returned to Kansas where he grew up and went to school. As a man with a family of his own he tried out Nebraska for awhile but eventually came back to California in 1974.

Mike was a hard worker from an early age, working on the farm, where he got his “milking muscles,” as he would say, but acquired many other skills in various occupations growing up.  The majority of his 40  plus years working were dedicated to printing. He knew the trade well, working as a pressman, in the prep department and finally in supervision.

Patriotism was a strong sentiment for Mike as he served in the Naval Reserves from 1960 to 1963.

He was a member of the First Christian Church in Girard and in Stockton, California.

He was a member of the Jaycees in Girard, Kansas.

He is preceded in death by his parents Michael Lee Dundee Sr., and Agnes Russel, stepfather William Russel, stepmother Jane Dundee, his first son Michael, nephew Brian Fox and great nephew Scott Bitner. He is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Jerrie Louise Dundee, his three children Mickey Lee and his wife Irene, Marie Dundee, Angela Dundee and her longtime companion William Sheats, grandchildren R J , Dylan, Christina, Katelyn,Tylor and Mickey Ray. His sisters Colleen  and Eldora Dundee, 18 nephews and nieces, and  31 great nephews and nieces.

Mike touched many lives and was liked by all that knew him. He had a wonderful sense of humor, and was always making everyone laugh. If you knew him well he would let you know what a handsome devil he was!

He had a loving, caring heart and a generous spirit.  He never turned anyone away who needed help with anything, and there were many.

He will be remembered as a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He will be missed by all.   

A private memorial service will be held Thursday, March 31, 2011.

A celebration of his life will be held at The Emory Hall, 1028 W. Yosemite, Manteca, Ca. 95336, from 3 to 7 p.m.
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Sunday, March 27, 2011