Paul F. Kunkel, 68, of Moville, died Tuesday afternoon, June 28, 2005, at his home in Moville, following a brief illness with cancer.
Paul F. Kunkel was born June 9, 1937, in Remsen, the son of Edward and Mary (Boever) Kunkel. He was raised in the Kingsley, Alton and Remsen areas where he received his education. He entered military service and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.
He married Barbara Jean Popken on April 23, 1961. The couple lived in several towns in Iowa, and in Minnesota and Colorado until they settled in Moville in 1974.
He had been a union carpenter and had owned his own welding shop. He worked for the John Morrell Co. for more than 25 years, retiring just three months ago.
He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church at Moville, the United Food and Commercial Workers Union #1142 and the Carpenters Union #948.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, traveling, playing cards and being outdoors. He was a man who always kept himself busy with projects around his home or helping his sons with their projects. He especially loved his family and the grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara; four sons, Eddie and Bernice Kunkel of England, Mark and Julie Kunkel of Moville, Alan and Vivian Kunkel of Moville, and David and Noelle Kunkel of Omaha, Neb.; four grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; three sisters, LaVonne Fiedler of Remsen, Lorna and Ronald Loutsch of Westfield, and Pearl and Ray Cox of Thornton, Colo.; and one brother, Darrel and Vida Kunkel of Sioux City.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Moville with Pastor Bert Burwell officiating. Burial will be in Arlington Township Cemetery, Moville. Visitation will be Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Christy-Smith McCulloch Chapel in Moville. There will be a prayer service at 7 p.m.