Marion G. Bunkelman


Marion G. Bunkelman, 89, of Kewaskum, entered eternal life on Thursday, July 18, 2013, with her family by her side.

She was born on Sept. 18, 1923, in Boltonville, the daughter of the late Arthur and Amanda (Becker) Groeschel, and on June 29, 1946, she was united in marriage to Edward Bunkelman at St. John’s Evangelical Reformed Church in Boltonville. Edward preceded Marion in death on Nov. 25, 1982.

Marion was a member of Peace United Church of Christ in Kewaskum. She worked for a short time at Amity in West Bend and was president of Bunkelman Builders for 18 years. She was very proud her sons followed in their father's footsteps by working in the construction field. Marion enjoyed her family along with playing cards, crocheting, needlepoint, collecting coins, watching the hummingbirds outside her home, puzzles and NASCAR racing. She will be deeply missed by her family and by all who knew her.

Those Marion leaves behind to cherish her memory include four sons, Lee (Deb) Bunkelman and Larry (Jan) Bunkelman both of Kewaskum, Lloyd (Linda) Bunkelman and Lowell (Lisa) Bunkelman both of Campbellsport; a brother, Roger (Judy) Groeschel of Kewaskum; a sister-in-law, Bernice (Bob) Scannell of Kewaskum; eight grandchildren, Lori (Rick) Ours and Scott Bunkelman both of Campbellsport, Tony (Laurie) Bunkelman of Mount Pleasant, Tim (Melissa) Bunkelman of Two Rivers, Adam Bunkelman of USS Carl Vinson, San Diego, Amanda, Michael and Bradley Bunkelman all of Campbellsport; eight great-grandchildren, Crystal, Luke, Taylor, Devin, Tyler, Ashley, Amelia and Maelle; and other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband and parents, Marion was preceded in death by an infant son, Gerry.

Funeral services for Marion will be held at 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 21, 2013, at Peace United Church of Christ in Kewaskum. The Rev. William Wiederanders will officiate and burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The Bunkelman family will greet relatives and friends at the church on Sunday from 1:30 p.m. until the time of services.

The Miller Funeral Home in Kewaskum has been entrusted with Marion’s arrangements. Additional information and online guestbook may be found at www.millermartinfh.com.

The Bunkelman family extends their heartfelt appreciation to Serenity Hospice for the compassionate care provided to Marion, to the Rev. Wiederanders for his comforting words, to Sherry McElhatton for providing service music, to Gateway Cafe and the ladies of Peace U.C.C. for their assistance, and to the staff of Miller Funeral Home for their kindness and guidance. “Your help as we have journeyed with Marion has touched us more than you know.”