OBITUARY

Miniard Alfred Kunkel

27 December, 19436 April, 2021

Miniard Alfred Kunkel, age 77 of Burnet passed away unexpectedly on April 6, 2021. He was born December 27, 1943 in Temple to Alfred and Matilda “Tillie” Kunkel.

Copperas Cove is where Miniard grew up and where he met and later married the love of his life Evia Mae Culp. They were married on January 22, 1966 in Gatesville. It was also in 1966 that Miniard was drafted into the U.S. Army and then spent two years in service to our Country.

Burnet is where he decided he wanted to settle down and raise his family. Soon afterward he began his printing career with Chester Kincheloe at the Burnet Bulletin laying out and printing the newspaper. After working for many years at the Bulletin, Miniard then joined D & W Printing where he worked for many more years as a printer and typesetter and helping operate the business.

In his free time Miniard very much enjoyed being outdoors and any chance he had was spent hunting and fishing. He loved Burnet High School Football and for over 20 years was on the side line at Burnet High School Football games gathering and charting stats that he would later provide to the local newspaper. The Austin American-Statesman recognized him for his time and effort for his years in volunteering them the information on Friday nights as well.

Miniard is survived by his wife Evia Mae, children Dewayne Kunkel of Chico, Texas, Elisha (T.J.) Helton of Round Rock and Melissa (William) Reyes of Burnet. Also surviving are 5 beautiful granddaughters Shannon, Sara, Audriana, Kirstyn and Brianne. Miniard was preceded in death by his parents and sisters Alein Jentho and Dora Kunkel.

No formal arrangements are being made and in keeping with his wishes Miniard’s family will be holding their own private gathering and celebration of his life.

Memorial contributions in Miniard’s memory may be made to the charity or organization of your choice.

Condolences and remembrances to the family are encouraged and may be offered to www.clementswilcoxburnet.com

Arrangements for cremation entrusted to Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home Burnet, Texas.

Services

  • No formal service at this time. Family to gather and celebrate privately.

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Terri Wilkes

11 April 2021

I’m so sorry to hear about Miniard’s passing. I met Miniard back around 1996 when he worked at D&W Printing with Gratton Williams. I owned a typesetting business and they referred a lot of customers to me. I always enjoyed going by their shop and just talking to them. Miniard was so proud of his family. He always shared stories about his wife and children. He was a very hard worker and a wonderful man. Prayers to the entire family.

B J Reneau

11 April 2021

We are so sorry for your loss, prayers to the family. So many goof memories of our girls in junior high and high school. Best wishes, Cliff and B J Reneau

Rhonda Hawkins

11 April 2021

I am deeply sadden to here of Miniards passing. I worked with him for7 years at D and W Printing. He was a very, very special friend. He loved his family with all his heart. It is a great honor to have known him and worked with him. Always with a smile on his face. I know he will be greatly missed. May god bless his family.

Donna & Ronnie Helms

8 April 2021

We were sorry to learn of Miniard's passing and extend our deepest sympathy to his family and prayers that his soul will rest in peace.

Richard Campbell

7 April 2021

Evia Mae & family,

I am so sorry for your loss, may God comfort you in this time of sorry. I worked with Miniard at The Burnet Bulletin while in high school and rented my home to you on Lamon Street when my parents passed away.

Cynthia LeFebvre

7 April 2021

Praying for DeWayne, Elisha, Melissa, and especially Evia Mae, and all the extended family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Darnell Dragoo

7 April 2021

I have so many memories, the ones I think of most are when I was a kid. I would spend every school holiday and summers with them. We would take the boat to the lake in Burnet, seine for bait to put on trotlines. Then we would run the lines and Evia Mae would cook the fish we got. We went to Fredericksburg in the summers to get peaches and go to Johnson city to the LBJ ranch. Evia Mae always packed a picnic. Those memories are some of my dearest. I have loved you like another father for 55 years, that was after I got over you taking my extra mom away in 1966. Save us a seat at the family table in Heaven.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY