Robert Kunkel

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Robert F. Kunkel, 89, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center.

He was born May 23, 1921, in Burksville, Ill., son of Joseph F. and Rose Kelley Kunkel.

Kunkel was a member of New Athens Knights of Columbus Council 3789 and VFW Post 3838 in Cape Girardeau.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran and was discharged Oct. 24, 1945.

Survivors include his wife, Alberta Lang Kunkel; three children, Daniel J. (Patricia) Kunkel, Gerald R. Kunkel, Jane Frances Kraus; two grandchildren, Amy and Curtis Kraus; three sisters, Miriam Jung, Madonna Degner and Adele (Syl) Goessling.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Walter Kunkel; and two sisters, Bernadette Kunkel and Mary Siegfried.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 9 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Quernheim Funeral Home in Waterloo, Ill.

Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at SS Peter and Paul Church in Waterloo, with the Rev. Dale Maxfield officiating. Burial will be in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis.

Memorials may be given to Masses or SS Peter and Paul Church.