Butch Dunbar

Kenny M. “Butch” Dunbar, 82, of Arkansas City, passed away Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022 at the Presbyterian Manor Health Care Unit. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13 at the Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Bob Nusser will officiate. Burial will follow in Memorial Lawn Cemetery. Friends can greet the family from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. A memorial has been established for Slate Valley Baptist Church. Contributions can be made through the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of Rindt- Erdman Funeral Home and Crematory. Online condolences can be made at www. rindt-erdman.com. Butch was born Oct. 27, 1939 to James K. and Edith L. (Melick) Dunbar in Winfield. He attended schools in Arkansas City, graduating from Arkansas City High School in 1957. After high school he attended and graduated from Cowley College, then attended Kansas State University. He married the love of his life, Janet Barton, on Dec. 27, 1959. The couple made their home on their farm near Geuda Springs. Butch had a passion for farming his land. He farmed many different grain crops and raised cattle. Butch also loved to water ski, snow ski and attend his children’s sporting events. Most of all, he cherished spending time with his family. Butch was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Sherry Klein. Survivors include his wife, Janet, of the home; sons, Chuck Dunbar and wife, Deana, of Marysville, Wash., and Mike Dunbar, of Leawood; daughter, Diana Kalscheur and husband, David, of Dodge City; grandchildren, Christopher Dunbar and wife, Allie, of California, Whitney Palmerton and husband, Justin, of California, Kristopher Dodson and wife, Annie, of Shawnee Mission, Kelcie Dodson, of Everett, Wash., Kendall Dunbar, of San Diego, Addison Dunbar, of Tucson, Ariz., Sydney Kalscheur and fiancé, Bryce Unruh, of Wichita, Madeline Kalscheur, of Wichita, and Darby Kalscheur, of Dodge City; two great-grandchildren, Lillian Dodson and Beau Dodson; and numerous nieces and nephews.