John Dugan Jr. 1941-2019

John Dugan Jr. 1941-2019

John Dugan Jr., 77, of Topeka, passed away on June 5, 2019.

He was born Oct. 4, 1941, in Holton, the son of John Thomas Dugan, Sr. and Lezetta May (Schultz) Dugan. He graduated from Circleville High School.

John married Patricia Sullivan. She survives.

Other survivors include children John Thomas Dugan III, Joan Dugan (Scott Sokach), Diane Morrill (Brett), Debra Bahret and Ronda Dugan; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and siblings Charles Dugan (JoAnn), Richard Dugan, Ethel Caulk (Tracy), Wilbur Dugan and Robert Dugan (Sandy).

John enjoyed fishing, animals, ice cream and fixin’ things. John had an extensive career as a cabinet maker. His handy work can be seen in many buildings throughout Topeka.

A celebration of John’s life will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, June 10 in the Formation Room at Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Helping Hands Humane Society, 5720 S.W. 21st St., Topeka, KS 66604; Midland Care, 200 S.W. Frazier Circle, Topeka, KS 66606; or Brewster Place, 1205 S.W. 29th St., Topeka, KS 66611.

Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel is handling arrangements. To leave a message for the family online please visit


The Holton Recorder

109 W. Fourth St.
Holton, KS 66436
Phone: 785-364-3141

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