|Birth: ||Jul. 23, 1924|
|Death: ||Mar. 16, 2002|
Gale J. Bunner, 77, of Winfield, died March 16, 2002, at William Newton Hospital after a lengthy illness.
The Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Swisher-Taylor & Morris Chapel.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Holy Name Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Randolph, Mass.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care of Kansas, 800 Main Place, Winfield, KS 67156.
Bunner was born July 23, 1924, in Winfield, to Hettie Mae (Rising) and Riley Dee Bunner. He moved with his family to a farm near Udall in 1929 and graduated from Udall High School in 1942.
During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy on the West Coast and in the Pacific Theater of Operations.
On May 18, 1947, he married Rita Ann Margarone in Boston.
For three years he worked for the Gillette Safety Razor Co. and studied machine and tool design. He then worked for Plastic Moulding Co. as a tool design engineer.
Bunner graduated from Northeastern University in Boston with degrees in engineering and business administration in 1960 and studied for his master's degree in business administration at Babson Institute in Wellesley Hills, Mass.
He worked for Anderson Nichols Engineering, Ferrington Manufacturing and Honeywell Corp. as a design engineer and project manager and in research and development. He retired in 1981.
Bunner spent his retirement working on genealogy and published more than 40 family genealogies and histories. He worked as a volunteer with the Thyroid Foundation of America in Boston and the Federal Archives and Research Center in Waltham, Mass.
Survivors include his wife, Rita Bunner, Winfield; and a brother, Leo Bunner, Rock Island, Ill.
Rita Ann Margarone Bunner (1921 - 2004)
Saint Marys Cemetery
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