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.Archie R. Kunkel (1924 - 2012) .

Collected and contributed by:  Bill Fonferek

. April 10, 2013  .
Green Bay Press-Gazette .

Archie R. Kunkel, 87, Gillett, passed away on Sunday April 8, 2012, at Franvilla in South Milwaukee,

Archie was born on May 7, 1924, in New Salem, N.D., the son of the late Otto Kunkel and Frieda Knirck. Archie married Marilyn Curtis on Dec. 1, 1951 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Gillett.

Archie served his country in the U. S. Army during World War II.

Archie was a life member of Krasuse-Simpson American Legion Post 300 of Gillett, Luebke-Robonson Post 8314 VFW and Russell/Leicht Chapter 3 DAV Green Bay, St. John's Lutheran Church.

Archie is survived by his wife of 60 plus years, Marilyn; four children, Randy (Rita) Kunkel, Billings, Mont.; Sue (Tom) Fisher, Green Bay; Marianne Kunkel, Rockford, Ill.; Karen Kunkel, Oak Creek, Wis.; six grandchildren, Mirana LaForge, Billings, Mont.; Brian Kunkel, South Korea; Joshua (April) Fisher, Green Bay; Elyse (Eric) Sorenson, Pittsville; Andrea (Rick) Storzer, Green Bay; Sarah Fisher and fiance, Mike Bootz, Green Bay. three great-grandchildren, Jaylen and Brooke LaForge, Billings, Mont.; Kerndall Tierney, Green Bay;one sister Rosemary Kunkel, Nampa, Ind.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Lorenz and Rudy; three sisters, Hertha Moore, Delores Kunkel and Margaret Schwinkendork.

Friends may call on Thursday from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Gillett. Funeral Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. at St., John's Lutheran Church, the Rev. H. H. Jeffers officiating.

Burial will be in Wanderer's Rest Cemetery with full Military rites.

Kuehl Funeral Home (920) 855-2144 of Gillett is serving the Kunkel family.