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Rosewood Funeral Chapel

3304 Mockingbird Ln, Victoria, TX

OBITUARY

Clifford George Kunkel

December 20, 1935January 14, 2020
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Clifford George Kunkel, 84 of Victoria passed from this life on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. He was born on December 20, 1935 in Poth, TX to George Julius and Elmira Pfulmann Kunkel. Cliff was retired from DuPont as a supervisor of facility maintenance. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force and was a member of First United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Kay von Roeder-Kunkel; sister, Evelyn Mae Kunkel of Poth and a host of other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, Cliff was preceded in death by his first wife of 51 years, Darlene Marie Schmalstieg Kunkel who passed in October 2012; a sister, Mildred Helms and brother, Clarence Arthur Kunkel. Visitation will be Friday, January 17, 2020 from 5-6:30 pm at Rosewood Funeral Chapels. The funeral service is 10 am on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at the First United Methodist Church, 407 N. Bridge Street with military honors under the auspices of the Victoria Veterans Council. Graveside services will be held at 1 pm at the St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in Poth, TX. Pallbearers are Edward Heller, Clay Perrett, Eric Kunkel, Paul Kunkel, Alan Schneider and Joe Turner. Memorials may be made to one of following organizations that was dear to Cliff’s heart, Christ’s Kitchen, 611 E Warren Ave, Victoria, TX 77901 or Dorothy O’Connor Pet Adoption, 135 Progress Drive, Victoria, TX 77905. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.rosewoodfuneralchapel.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Marilyn von Roeder-Kunkle, Wife
  • Evelyn Mae Kunkle, Sister
  • George Julius Kunkle, Father (deceased)
  • Elmira Pfulmann Kunkel, Mother (deceased)
  • Darlene Marie Schmalstieg Kunkel, Wife of 51 years~ passed Oct. 2012 (deceased)
  • Mildred Helms, Sister (deceased)
  • Clarence Arthur Kunkel, Brother (deceased)
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Edward Heller
  • Clay Perrett
  • Eric Kunkel
  • Paul Kunkel
  • Alan Schneider
  • Joe Turner
  • DONATIONS

  • Christ's Kitchen
  • Dorothy O'Connor Pet Adoption Center

Services

  • Visitation Friday, January 17, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 18, 2020

Memories

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Greg Hackett

January 17, 2020

I was the Associate pastor at FUMC, Victoria from 1985-1990. Cliff was a dear friend and guide. When Lynn died, we spoke, and he taught me a great lesson on dealing with Alzheimer's and the reality of death. He lived a genuine, loving life - -and was a great role model - even for young preachers!

Morris Azbill

January 17, 2020

Cliff was one of my favorite FUMC friends. We both loved talking about guns and shooting. I loved his strong handshake and big smile even when he was not feeling well. I will miss him.

Morris Azbill

Joyce Brown

January 16, 2020

I remember Cliff making coffee using a generator on Joyce Moore's back porch when we were in New Orleans on the mission trip.

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Biography

Clifford George Kunkel, 84 of Victoria passed from this life on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. He was born on December 20, 1935 in Poth, TX to George Julius and Elmira Pfulmann Kunkel. Cliff was retired from DuPont as a supervisor of facility maintenance. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force and was a member of First United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Kay von Roeder-Kunkel; sister, Evelyn Mae Kunkel of Poth and a host of other relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents, Cliff was preceded in death by his first wife of 51 years, Darlene Marie Schmalstieg Kunkel who passed in October 2012; a sister, Mildred Helms and brother, Clarence Arthur Kunkel.
Visitation will be Friday, January 17, 2020 from 5-6:30 pm at Rosewood Funeral Chapels. The funeral service is 10 am on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at the First United Methodist Church, 407 N. Bridge Street with military honors under the auspices of the Victoria Veterans Council. Graveside services will be held at 1 pm at the St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in Poth, TX.
Pallbearers are Edward Heller, Clay Perrett, Eric Kunkel, Paul Kunkel, Alan Schneider and Joe Turner.
Memorials may be made to one of following organizations that was dear to Cliff’s heart, Christ’s Kitchen, 611 E Warren Ave, Victoria, TX 77901 or Dorothy O’Connor Pet Adoption, 135 Progress Drive, Victoria, TX 77905.
Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.rosewoodfuneralchapel.com.