Ellers Mortuary

725 S. Main Street, Kokomo, IN


Forrest Leo Bunch

February 28, 1944June 18, 2019

Forrest Leo Bunch, 74, passed away on June 18th, 2019. He was born to Forrest and Goldie Bunch on October 16th, 1944 in Kokomo. Forrest attended Eastern High School, where he made many life long friends. Forrest made his career at Waste Management for many years, retiring in 2005. Forrest enjoyed fishing. He loved to listen to music and hang out with his friends at Flamingo, and Russ and Jan's. He liked to watch Westerns and wrestling on television. He loved his puppies, Joey and Emma.

He leaves behind his children Dorothea "Dottie" Bunch, Jennifer (Michael) Hatten, Jonathan Bunch, and Phillip Bunch, Margo (Thomas) Rainwater and step son Brian (Debra) Blunt; sister Viola (James) Guffey; 8 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews; and a lifelong best friend.

Forrest is preceded in passing by his parents; 5 brothers, and 3 sisters; and 2 grandchildren.

Friends and family may visit from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Monday, June 24th, 2019 at Eller Mortuary, 725 South Main Street, Kokomo, Indiana 46901. A funeral service will follow at 1:00 PM, officiated by brother-in-law Pastor Jim Guffey. Please dress casually. Forrest will be laid to rest at Shiloh Cemetery following the funeral.

Memorial contributions can be directed to American Lung Society, www.lung.org, or mail to 1200 Hosford Street, Suite 101 Hudson, WI 54016.


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Forrest Leo Bunch

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robert splittorff

June 23, 2019

Rest well Leo l known you since we met in the 70,s on north courtland you and your family always been a friend we always knew and liked my parents and brothers and me always enjoyed being around you leo gonna miss you buddy rest well. say hello to my mom and dad up in heaven leo.

April Minor (Bunch)

June 21, 2019

Sending thoughts and prayers to the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and all of the family.

Robert Bunch

June 21, 2019

Prayers for everyone, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren other family members and friends that Uncle Leo made a difference in their lives. May God give you all the strength to get through this loss.

Diane Ellis

June 21, 2019

Sir, I never had the pleasure of knowing you but I want to thank you for being Dad to my friend Dott. She’s one of those friends who always make me smile and I know she would give me the shirt off her back if I needed it. Thank you for raising this fine woman. I’m proud to know her and I thought you’d be proud of her if I shared this with you. God bless...

Dorothea Bunch

June 21, 2019

Daniel Bell

June 21, 2019

Grandpa with great grandkids Gwen and Ryan. We love you and will miss you dearly.