Phillip J. Kunkel, 73

Phillip J. Kunkel, 73, of Huntington, Indiana passed away  Saturday afternoon at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  He was born on December 12, 1947 in Bryan, Ohio to John A. and Edna M. (Jackson) Kunkel.  Phillip graduated from Hilltop High School in 1966.  On April 7, 1972 he married Marie A. Maag in Bryan, Ohio and she survives.

Phil proudly served in the United States Army during Vietnam.  He was a member of the Eagles and VFW in Huntington, Indiana.  Phil was a local driver for Treeann Trucking Company in Angola, Indiana, and he has also worked  for McIlvaine Trucking in Wooster, Ohio.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Marie; children Monica A. Young of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Angie S. Wallace of Kalida, Jodi A. Altaffer of Montpelier, Nikki Kunkel of Bryan, Cynthia (Wyatt) Vickery of Pettisville and James (Jackie) Lucas of Bryan; fifteen grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren; and sister Pam Keller of Montpelier.

Phil was preceded in death by his parents and sister Teresa Gibler.

Visitation for Phil will be on Friday, December 10th from 4-7pm at the Thompson Funeral Home on Main Street in Montpelier.  Services will be on Saturday at 10am at the funeral home.  Interment will follow at Shiffler Cemetery in Bryan, Ohio.  Memorial Contributions may be given to Cancer Assistance of Williams County.

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