Kunkel, Ben R. formerly of Ferguson, MO, entered into rest Saturday, January 19, 2013. Services: Funeral services at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Greenville. Friends from 5 - 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville. Memorials to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church. Ben, the son of Benjamin M Kunkel and Ruth Russell Kunkel, was born on January 21, 1929 in St. Louis. Graduated from Ferguson High School in 1948. He worked as Ferguson Fireman
, joining teamsters 688, worked for Biederman Furniture for 29 years. Moving to Sorento, he was a guard at the Airport Hilton. Ben and Roberta Maxine Morris Burgraff were married in St. Louis, survived by five children, Beverly Kates, Blair (Debbie) Kunke, Brian (Robin) Kunkel, Brett Kunkel, Bart (Pam) Kunkel, 18 grand, 30 great-grand, 2 greatgreat-grand, 2 step grand, brother Walter Kunkel of St. Louis and two step brothers Stanley Hollis and Robert Hollis both of St.Louis. Ben is preceded his son Barry Kunkel, wife Bobbi, and his brother Bill Kunkel.