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Joseph Philip Bunkers
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Birth: Apr. 2, 1913
Dell Rapids
Minnehaha County
South Dakota, USA
Death: Dec. 30, 1971
Sioux Falls
Minnehaha County
South Dakota, USA

Joseph Bunkers buried Dec. 31

Last rites were held Dec. 31 for Joseph Bunkers, 58, who died in McKennan Hospital, Sioux Falls, Dec. 30. The Requiem mass was concelebrated by the Rev. Joseph Wagner, Huntimer parish, the Rev., Thomas Ryan and the Rev. Leonard Thury, Sioux Falls, at St. Joseph Church, Huntimer. The Rev. Howard Carroll was lector; Mark Siemonsma was commentator and altar boys were Pat Baumberger, Carl Mousel and Tim Gaspar.

Pallbearers were Ken, Terry and Stanley Bunkers, Charles Rogers, Wayne Vandersnick and Bob LeBrun while Peter and Clarence Klein, Ray Gaspar, Sylvester Mousel, Mike Baumberger and Gordon Anderson served as honorary pallbearers. Interment took place in St. Mary Cemetery, Dell Rapids, with Hermanson Kahler Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Joseph Bunkers was born April 2, 1913 in Dell Rapids. He attended St. Mary's school and was married to Genevieve Mansheim on June 29, 1942 in Colome. They farmed near Dell Rapids until his death. He was a member of St. Mary parish and the Catholic Order of Foresters.

His widow, three daughters, Sister May Jane, Mitchell; Joann, Chamberlain; Teresa Marie, Dell Rapids; four sons, Roger, Fulda, Minn.; Bill and Tom, Dell Rapids and Dale of Chester, survive. Other survivors are seven grandchildren; six sisters: Mrs. Nick Bricher, Dell Rapids, Mesdames Si Rogers and Cele Naber, Sioux Falls; Mrs. Roman Naber, Spirit Lake, Ia.; Mrs. Clarence Ramstad, Whitmore, Cal.; Mrs. Nick Vandersnick, Carthage; three brothers, Jim, Magnus of Dell Rapids and John of Lake Park, Ia.

Dell Rapids Tribune 1/6/1972
Family links: 
  John Bunkers (1881 - 1954)
  Susan Schwebach Bunkers (1884 - 1935)
  Anastasia Mary Bunkers Bricher (1905 - 1974)*
  Andrew Henry Bunkers (1908 - 1969)*
  Clarence James Bunkers (1910 - 1971)*
  Clara Bunkers Rogers (1910 - 1988)*
  John Nicholas Bunkers (1912 - 1978)*
  Joseph Philip Bunkers (1913 - 1971)
  Magnus John Bunkers (1914 - 1987)*
  Delores Elamore Bunkers Naber (1916 - 1995)*
  Cecilia Mary Bunkers Naber (1918 - 1988)*
  James Andrew Bunkers (1920 - 1999)*
  Charles Michael Bunkers (1922 - 1955)*
  Rita Bunkers Vandersnick (1927 - 2014)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Marys Catholic Cemetery
Dell Rapids
Minnehaha County
South Dakota, USA
Created by: dells
Record added: Apr 01, 2008
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Joseph Philip Bunkers
Added by: dells
Joseph Philip Bunkers
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Joseph Philip Bunkers
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