|Birth: ||Jun. 17, 1925|
|Death: ||Oct. 22, 2005|
Edwin Kunkel, 80, of Marshalltown died unexpectedly Saturday, Oct. 22, 2005, at Grandview Nursing Home.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 at St. Henry's Catholic Church with the Father Louis Jaeger officiating. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. Following the service, friends are invited for a time of fellowship and refreshments at St. Henry‘s fellowship hall. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home. A public scripture service will be at 7 p.m. To offer condolences, please visit www.mitchellfh.com. The Mitchell Family Funeral Home is caring for Ed and his family. 641-844-1234. A son of John and Bertha Kunkel, he was born June 17, 1925, in Haverhill. He attended St. Joseph's Grade School, graduating in 1943 from Van Cleve High School in Van Cleve. Ed enjoyed playing basketball and baseball during his school years. He worked as a hired man for Leo Freese until he was drafted into the U.S. Air Force in fall of 1943. He was commisioned to staff seargent while serving in Guam during World War II before being discharged in fall 1945.
Upon being discharged, Ed worked at Earl May until he started his masonary career as a laborer for Reimers Construction. He went on to become a journeyman brick laborer for R.D. Stewart for 33 years until he retired in 1989. On Aug. 1, 1948 he married his high school sweetheart, Carmen Herzog. In 1956, they homesteaded the house which Ed built, where they have resided for the past 49 years.
Mr. Kunkel served on the Marshalltown Little League Board, was a member and officer in the Local Brick Layers Union, member of St. Henry's Parish, member and financial secretary for the Knights of Columbus, member and treasurer for the Catholic Order of Forresters and the member of the Knights of Columbus Bowling League. Ed was an avid fisherman and die hard St. Louis Cardinal Fan. He enjoyed camping, bowling, woodworking and tending the roadbank full of wildflowers. His pride and joy was Ed's Spinners, the fishing business he founded in 1986. He manufactured many of the lures himself and supplied local bait shops throughout Iowa. Survivors include his wife, Carmen, three children: Dennis Kunkel and his wife Nancy of Kailua, Hawaii, Deb Wegman and her fiance Jerry Jones of Marshalltown, and Sherry Storjohann and her husband Jeff of Carroll; two grandchildren: Lori Morey and her husband Jason, of Johnston, and Becky Wegman and her significant other, Joe Malechek of Colorado Springs, Colo; two great-grandchildren: Ian and Eillie Morey. Surviving brothers and sisters include Cy Kunkel and his wife Mary of Davenport, Urban Kunkel and his wife Colleen of Marshalltown, Elmer Kunkel and his wife Judy of Haverhill, Rosella Hartwig and her husband Bob of Marshalltown, Esther Nusbaum and her husband Jim of Marshalltown, Marilyn Spafford and her husband Al of Marshalltown, two sisters-in-law: Delores Kunkel of Davenport, and Dee Herzog of Marshalltown; and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Bill Kunkel; a sister, Viola Kunkel; his father- and mother-in-law Edward and Hazel Herzog; and a brother-in-law Ray Herzog.
Rose Hill Memorial Gardens Cemetery
Created by: Gerhardt Leffler
Record added: Nov 16, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16674908
May The Lord bless you and keep you. May The Lord shine His face upon you and be gracious unto you. May The Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace. Amen!|
Added: Nov. 16, 2006