Joseph W. Kunkler, 81, St. Anthony

Joseph W. Kunkler, 81, of St. Anthony, died Tuesday (August 9) at Brookdale of Carmel in Carmel. He was born in St. Anthony May 1, 1935, to Edward and Selma (Hasenour) Kunkler. He married Rita Bromm June 29, 1963, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church.

Joe retired from Jasper Office Furniture Company (COFCO) after many years of service. He was a member of Divine Mercy Parish and St. Anthony Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran and enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, being outdoors, woodworking, and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Rita Kunkler; three daughters, Sharon Kunkler and husband Kori Giese, Fishers, Linda Niewedde and husband Andy, Indianapolis, and Donna McCullough and husband Mike, Ellettsville; one son, Ron Kunkler, Bloomington; two grandchildren, Brittany and Nick McCullough; two sisters, Ann Laughlin and husband Thomas, Springfield, Illinois, and Mary Elizabeth Gross, Jasper; and three brothers, Dr. Arnold Kunkler and wife Barbara, Indianapolis, Edward Kunkler, Los Angeles, and Kenneth Kunkler and wife Julie, St. Anthony.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, Urban P. Kunkler.

There will be no visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to Divine Mercy Parish or to a favorite charity. Online Condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com. Funeral services at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 20, at St. Anthony Church with burial following in the church cemetery.

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