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Bellville Times
Tuesday, July 15, 2003

Funeral services for Col. Kenneth Kunard, 61, of Sealy, Texas were held Monday, July 7, 2003 at 10 a.m. from Knesek Bros. Funeral Chapel in Sealy with Chaplain Farrar Bentley officiating. Interment was at Fort Sam Houston Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas with full military honors.

Kenneth Kunard was born in Tell City, Indiana to parents Arthur Nicholas and Marie (Winter) Kunard. He was raised in Tell City, Indiana.

On January 27, 1966 Kenneth Kunard was joined in marriage to Miss Sandra Sumpter in Tippecanoe County, Indiana. Col. Kunard was retired from the National Guard after 30 years, 28 years of commissioned service, and then transferred to the United States Army Reserves serving with the 417th IMA Unit. While in the military Col. Kunard completed the Infantry Officer Basic Course, Signal Officer Advance Course, Engineer Advance Course, CASCUBE and Command and General Staff College.

In addition to his military education Col. Kunard received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University, an Associates in Aviation Maintenance Technology from Lansing Community College, and was working on his Masters in BusinessAdministration at the University of Phoenix. He has been federally recognized as a LTC and is recognized as a Colonel and received the one Star Meritous Service Award with the Texas State Guard. Col. Kunard was a member of the Defense Logistics Association, Association of U.S. Army, Life member of the National Guard Association of the United States, Life member of the Texas State Guard Association, National Guard Association of Texas and was a member of Sigma Tau Gamma Social Fraternity at Purdue University.

Col. Kenneth Kunard died Friday, June 27, 2003 in Sealy.

He is survived by his wife Sandy Kunard of Sealy, sons Greg Kunard and wife Jennifer of Kemah, Texas and Matt Kunard who is currently stationed in Jacobabad, Pakistan and will be stationed at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii effective August 20, 2003, sisters Carol Ann French and husband Dennis of Florida, Theresa Kunard of Helena, AL, Wanda Courtney and husband James of Raleigh NC, Betty Kunard of Ft. Wayne, IN, brothers Jerry Kunard and wife Patricia of Atlanta, GA, James Kunard and wife Linda of Toledo, OH, Jess Kunard and wife Pat of Carlisle, CA and Bernard Kunard and wife Sharon of Indianapolis, IN, granddaughter Kirsten Blaire Kunard of Kemah, Texas and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Marie Kunard and sister Angela Niehaus.

Funeral services were held under the direction of Knesek Family Funeral Chapels, Sealy, Texas.

Posted by Joy Neely

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