Archie R. Kunkel, 87, Gillett, passed away on Sunday April 8, 2012 at Franciscan Villa in South Milwaukee,
Archie was born on May 7, 1924 in New Salem, N.D., the son of the late Otto Kunkel and Frieda Knirck. Archie married Marilyn Curtis on Dec. 1, 1951, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Gillett.
Archie served his country in the U. S. Army during World War II
Archie was a life member of Krause-Simpson American Legion Post 300 of Gillett, Luebke-Robinson Post 8314 VFW
and Russell/Leicht Chapter 3 DAV Green Bay, St. John's Lutheran Church.
Archie is survived by his wife of 60 plus years Marilyn, four children, Randy (Rita) Kunkel, Billings, Mont.; Sue (Tom) Fisher, Green Bay; Marianne Kunkel, Rockford, Ill.; Karen Kunkel, Oak Creek, Wis.; six grandchildren, Miranda LaForge, Billings, Mont.; Bryan Kunkel, South Korea; Joshua (April) Fisher, Green Bay; Elyse (Eric) Sorensen, Pittsville; Andrea (Rick) Storzer, Green Bay; Sarah Fisher and fiance, Mike Bootz, Green Bay; three great-grandchildren, Jaylen and Brooke LaForge, Billings, Mont.; Kendall Tierney, Green Bay; one sister, Rosemary Kunkel, Nampa, Idaho.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Lorenz and Rudy; four sisters, Hertha Moore, Delores Kunkel Margaret Schwinkendorf and Bernice Luoma.
Friends may call on Thursday from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Gillett. Funeral Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. at St., John's Lutheran Church Rev. H. H. Jeffers officiating.
Buirial will be in Wanderer's Rest Cemetery with full Military Rites.
Kuehl Funeral Home (902) 855-2144 of Gillett is serving the Kunkel family.