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Thomas J. Kunkel – Obituary

Name: Thomas J. Kunkel

Age: 77

Born: 10-22-1940

Died: 06-20-2018

St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, Ramsey, Minnesota

St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, Ramsey, Minnesota

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church in Ramsey for Thomas J. Kunkel, age 77 of Anoka who passed away on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at Wellstead of Rogers. Reverend Paul Jaroszeski will officiate. Private burial will take place at St. Patrick’s Parish Cemetery, Oak Grove.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Monday and after 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday at the church in Ramsey. Arrangements are being made by the Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud.

Tom was born on October 22, 1940 in Marty, Minnesota to Roman and Elsie (Beumer) Kunkel. He was a graduate of St. Cloud State College with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. Tom married Pat Spanier on August 27, 1966 at St. Wendelin’s Catholic Church in Luxemburg. He was employed by Honeywell as an Accountant from 1966 until his retirement in 1996. In his retirement Tom owned and operated Kunkel’s Tax and Accounting Service in Oak Grove until 2014. He was a member of St. Katharine Drexel Parish.

Tom loved sports. In his youth he played baseball and football. He was a member of the 1956 Football Team of Distinction which was inducted into the Kimball Area High School Hall of Fame in 2016 for not allowing a point to be scored against them.  Later in life Tom enjoyed golf, running and bicycling. He coached girls slow pitch softball; two of his teams were State Champions and four played in national tournaments.

Survivors include his wife, Pat; daughter, Nicole of Minneapolis; brothers, Ronald (Janice) of St. Augusta and Joseph (Linda) of Twig.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Lloyd and sister, Ann Bates.

Guestbook for Thomas J. Kunkel

Deb Kleinman
, Friend
June 25, 2018, 9:58 pm
Oh Pat, Im so sorry to hear that Tom has passed away . ..know that you and your family are my thoughts and prayers . ..deb
Raymond Marshall
, Friend
June 24, 2018, 12:34 pm
Heard so many of your stories about Tom and Nicole over the years, Pat. You were a special family and dear to me. Sorry to hear of your loss Pat and Nicole.
John & Diane Kilian
, Member of our Wedding Party
June 24, 2018, 12:40 am
Tom was a regular at Frank's home where we met for our regular Physics Problem Solving sessions while at SCSC. Later Tom was one of my groomsmen. We also provided a place for Pat to stay during their courting days. How many yeas did we get together during the sate basketball tournament? Did not see much of each other after we retired but are left with many great memories. May he rest in peace.
Hester , Mike ,Terre & Brett
, Friends of the Family
June 23, 2018, 2:27 am
Forever in our Hearts, God gave Tom wings now it's his turn to look after Pat and Nic. We will miss you as our fan at softball. So sorry for your loss and hoping God sees you through this. Love you guys 🙏 I know he meant the world to you.
Ann Schramel
, Friend
June 21, 2018, 10:33 pm
So very sorry for your loss Pat and Nicole. He is free now and at peace. We hold you in prayer.

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