Charles Kunkle was born 19 April 1895 in Charlevoix County, Michigan, United States to William Henry Kunkle (1863-) and Emma Miller (1868-) and died 29 October 1969 Petoskey, Michigan, United States of unspecified causes. He married Minnie Dorlia Joles (1896-) 11 November 1938 in Petoskey, Michigan, United States. He married Angeline A. Bester (1888-1981) 26 April 1951 in Emmet County, Michigan, United States.


Petoskey News-Review, Thursday, October 30, 1969:

Charles Kunkle
Rites Friday

Funeral services for Charles E. Kunkle, 74, lifelong resident of Petoskey will be from St. Francis Xavier Church Friday at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Holy Childhood Cemetery, Harbor Springs.

He was born in Petoskey April 19, 1895 and was retired from the Penn-Dixie Cement Plant in 1961. Mr. Kunkle died Wednesday morning.

He married Angeline Bester in 1947.

Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Norman; a daughter, Mrs. Willie Warner, both of Petoskey; four grandchildren; two brothers, Floyd, of Detroit and Arthur, of Florida.

The rosary will be recited tonight at 8 p.m. at Desnoyer Funeral Home where friends may call.


Offspring of Charles Kunkle and Minnie Dorlia Joles (1896-)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Baby Girl Kunkle (1919-1919)
Lottie M. Kunkle (1921-1999) 1921 Michigan, United States 21 June 1999 Petoskey, Michigan, United States William S. Warner (1905-1974)
Norman Leroy Kunkle (1923-1995)


Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
  • 1900 Federal Census, Bay Township, Charlevoix, Michigan:
Kunkle, Henry
, Charles E, son, white, male, b. Apr 1895, 5, single, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio
Groom's name: Elmer Kunkel
Groom's age: 23 years
Groom's birth year: 1895
Groom's birthplace: Charlevoix Co
Groom's father's name: Henry Kunkle
Groom's mother's name: Emma Miller
Bride's name: Dorlia Joel
Bride's age: 22 years
Bride's birth year: 1896
Bride's birthplace: Charlevoix Co
Father of bride's name: Walter Joel
Mother of bride's name:
Marriage date: 27 Apr 1918
Marriage place: Traverse City, Grand Traverse, Michigan
Film number: 2342726
Digital GS number: 4210018
Image number: 155
Reference number: v 2 p 197 rn 45
Collection: Michigan Marriages 1868-1925
  • 2nd Marriage: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Marriages:
KUNKLE, Charles E. & OWEN, Angeline
Date of Marriage: 4/26/1951
Liber: 5
Folio: 98
  • 2nd Marriage, variant: 1947 [obit]
  • Death: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Deaths:
Kunkle, Charles E
Date of Death: 10/29/1969
Liber: 1969
Folio: P229
Place of Death: Petoskey, MI
Kunkle, Charles E.
Age: 74
Born: 4/19/1895
Died: 10/29/1969
Burial: 0/0/0000
Cemetery: Holy Chidhood, Harbor Springs
Obituary: on file - 10/30/1969

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