Don was born at home in Hoquiam, Washington on May 31, 1922, to Margaret E. and Howard Bunch. He was the 9th of 10 children. He served in the Navy during World War II after marrying Hildred M. Germain of Aberdeen.
They had 3 children, Donald Bunch Jr. of Ocean Shores, Diane St. Germain-Dewey of Olympia, and Barbra Rose of Tacoma. He had 4 grandchildren, Lanelle DeCaire, David Bunch, Lorraine Jensen, and Daniel Bunch; as well as 2 great-grandchildren, Jasmine Jensen and Serenity Bunch.
Don was a natural craftsman at almost anything he touched, from woodworking to mechanics, from totally restoring his 1955 Chevy truck to operating his pile driver and building docks on Mason Lake. He took care of his family and was known to share such sage wisdom as “Danny, never wear your Pumas in Yuma.” He is also survived by his brother, Stan of Hawaii, and many special nieces and nephews, including Sharon Pickar, Margaret Germaine and Mary Baumann. He was predeceased by his wife in 2008 after 65 years of marriage. He was loved and will be missed tremendously.
Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 3, 2013, at St. Michael Catholic Church in Olympia. Please leave memories at www.FuneralAlternatives.org