|Birth: ||Apr. 10, 1931|
|Death: ||Aug. 2, 2008|
Leo A. Kunkel (Tony) 77 of Rockford, died on Tuesday, September 2, 2008 at his home in Rockford. He was born April 10, 1931 to Leo and Katherine Kunkel in Pearl Lake, Minnesota.
Leo was a teamster truck driver for 30 years. Upon retirement he went to work for the Ace Hardware Store in Rockford, until his illness this spring. Leo and Aggie enjoyed traveling, camping and spending time with their family. Leo was an avid gardener and fisherman. He enjoyed playing cards, wood working, bird watching and anything to do with his hobby farm.
Leo and Aggie have been married for 51 years, and 50 of those years have been spent on their farm in Rockford.
He is preceded in death by his parents Leo and Katherine Kunkel; 4 brothers and 3 sisters. Leo is survived by his wife Aggie; children Pete and Kathy Kunkel, Mary and Todd Schulze, Tim and Cindy Kunkel, Ken and Monica Kunkel, Leo and Patti Kunkel; 15 grandchildren Steve, Dan, John, and Billy Kunkel, Anthony and Carrie Schulze, Jordan, Alex, Lauren Kunkel, Chris and Ben Kunkel, Katie and Kevin Kemp, Allie and Wyatt Kunkel; siblings Sister Francetta Kunkel SSP, Sister Rita Kunkel OSB, Delores Nystrom, Bernard Kunkel; as well as many other family members.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, September 6, 2008 at 11 a.m. at the St. Peter Catholic Church in Delano, Minnesota. Visitation will be on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Iten Funeral Home in Delano. Visitation will continue on Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church prior to Mass. Military honors will be provided by the Delano American Legion Post #377. Casket bearers will be Leo's grandsons Steve Kunkel, Dan Kunkel, John Kunkel, Billy Kunkel, Jordan Kunkel, Alex Kunkel, Anthony Schulze, Chris Kunkel, and Ben Kunkel. Honorary bearers will be Leo's grandchildren Wyatt Kunkel, Kevin Kemp, Katie Kemp, Carrie Schulze, Allie Kunkel and Lauren Kunkel. Rev. Michael Miller will officiate at the Mass with interment in the church cemetery.
Arrangements by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano, Minnesota.
Saint Peter Calvary Cemetery
Created by: Kathy & Jerry Strickland
Record added: Mar 04, 2013
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