By Staff

NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Family, friends and colleagues from the company he co-founded are mourning the passing of John Kenneth “Ken” Dunn, 62.

(courtesy: The Rainier Companies)

Dunn was killed on July 26 when the Bombardier CL 600 jet he was on crashed during a seemingly routine landing at the Truckee-Tahoe Airport in Northern California. He was traveling on the twin-engine jet with friends to Truckee, described as one of his “favorite places on earth,” in his obituary.

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After an industrious career in banking and real estate, Dunn co-founded Ranier Capital Management in 2003. “The Rainier family is deeply saddened by the loss of its co-founder, partner and friend. Our most heartfelt sympathies go to Ken’s family during this unbelievably difficult time. He will be terribly missed,” said Rainier President and CEO Danny Lovell.

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Dunn is survived by his wife Christie and four children: Katie, Chris, Peter and Nicki; grandchildren Libby, Ellie, JP and his mother, brother and sister.

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The Truckee Police Department, the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating. Staff