KARL KURT KEUNEKE, 81, of Fort Wayne, passed away Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at Coventry Meadows. The Army Veteran was a member of the American Legion Post 241. He retired from Franke Plating Works in 1994 after 40 years of service and then retired from Bushey's after 16 years of service, in 2010. He is survived by his sons, Owen (Mick) Stiles and Kent (Cindy) Keuneke both of Fort Wayne; daughter, Marsha (Jeff) Seitz of Fort Wayne; brother, Roland (Mick) Keuneke of Fort Wayne; his pride and joy, six grandchildren; and the twinkle of his eyes, five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 38 years, Lois Joan (Payne) Keuneke in 1994; parents, Otto and Helen Keuneke; stepmother, Virginia Keuneke; six brothers; and one sister. Funeral service is 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013 at Covington Funeral Home, 8408 Covington Road, with calling two hours prior. He will be laid to rest in Covington Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials are to Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home. www.covington memorial.com
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Jan. 6, 2013