Ambrose J. "Bud" Kunkler was born August 6, 1933 in Junction CIty, the oldest son of the late Ambrose and Marie Gordon Kunkler.
He served his country in the United States Army in Korea. He retired from St. Aloysius/Mt. Aloysius after 35 years of service. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Somerset.
Ambrose is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Cora Keister Kunkler, 9 children, Greg (Debbie) Kunkler, Bernadette (Steve) Shumaker, Ed (Kalya) Kunkler, Trish (Tom) Swinehart, Marilyn (Tom) Metzger, Art (Juli) Kunkler, Colleen Kunkler, Danny Kunkler, and Denise (Ken) Kennedy. 28 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. 4 brothers, William, Harold, Gordon, and Lew Kunkler. A sister, Imelda Smeltzer and numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Alfred Kunkler, infant brother Bernard and a sister, Mary Ann Eberly.
Calling hours will be held from 2:00~4:00 PM and 6:00~8:00 PM, Monday, April 30, 2018 at the Chute-Wiley Funeral Home, 118 S Jackson St., New Lexington. Rosary will be recited at 7:30 PM.
Mass of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 AM at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 1170 St. Rt. 668 S., Junction City with Father Stephen Carmody as Celebrant.
Burial will follow in St. Patrick's Cemetery with Graveside Military Honor by Somerset American Legion, Leo Ryan Post 58. To sign online guest book please go to www.chutewiley.com.
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I am so sorry for your loss. The Bible calls God the "God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our trials." (2 Cor. 2:3) When we lose our loved ones to death, God provides the comfort we need. Isaiah 25:8 , " He will swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces. The reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth, For Jehovah himself has spoken it." God promises to turn our tears of pain into tears of joy. He will do so by destroying death, and restoring life to those who have died. (John 5:28,29) May this hope comfort your grieving hearts.
Submitted by LJ on May 10 2018 09:28:36 AM
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Bernie and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. So sorry for your loss.
Mike and Vicki
Submitted by Mike and Vicki Householder on May 1 2018 11:51:35 AM
Sorry for your loss
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Sorry for your loss you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Submitted by Jake & Linda Reinstetle on Apr 30 2018 06:52:09 PM
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Lori and Craig Anderson lit a candle on Apr 30 2018 10:32:16 AM
I am so sorry for your loss. There are no words to ease your pain, only the knowing that he is in a better place and one day you will be reunited again. Hugs and prayers for all of you during this difficult time.
Submitted by Lori Anderson on Apr 30 2018 10:31:46 AM
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