Obit: Bunkelman, Lloyd (1926 - 2014)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Bunkelman, Faulkner, Hiebl, Hoen, Hoffman, Houts, Jahnke, Kramer, Mader, Mattox, Scheffler, Schreiber, Shoquist, Soard, Suennen

----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 11/27/2014

Bunkelman, Lloyd (3 OCT 1926 - 21 NOV 2014)

Lloyd Bunkelman, 88, Athens, died on Friday, Nov. 21 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield, with his family by his side.

A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 25 at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Athens, with Rev. Paul Hoffman and Rev. Charles Hiebl officiating. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Athens. Pallbearers are Brice Faulkner, Lloyd Faulkner, Larry Hoen, Brodie Bunkelman, Ben Jahnke, Kyle Bunkelman and John Bunkelman.

Visitation will be held on Monday, Nov. 24 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home in Athens, and at the church on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

Lloyd Bunkelman was born on Oct. 3, 1926 on the home farm in Milan to the late Chester and Tillie (Suennen) Bunkelman. He attended country school in Milan through eighth grade and graduated from Abbotsford High School.

On Sept. 25, 1947, he married Carmeletta Schreiber, who preceded him in death. In the early 1950s, they bought the Lefler farm in Milan. For 4-1/2 years he worked at Kraft Foods, then moved to Athens where he farmed full time until his retirement, then he moved to town.
He enjoyed playing baseball in local towns, and his team knew him as "Jonsey."

Survivors include six children, Mary (Bruce) Faulkner and James (Carol) Bunkelman, both of Athens, Rita (Rusty) Shoquist of St. Croix Falls, Tom (Florine) Bunkelman of Edgar, Robert (Deanna) Bunkelman of Excelsior, Minn., and Matthew (Lucy) Bunkelman of Medford; four sisters-in-law, Rosalind Kramer, Betty Scheffler, Darlene Bunkelman and Janice Houts; 20 grandchildren, Katina, Brice, Lloyd, Ashley, Larry, Christine, Brooke, Brent, Brodie, Ben, Jason, Jesse, Danielle, Alyssa, Kyle, Brady, Cody, Kelsey, Macy and John; 10 great-grandchildren; special friend, Joan Mader; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Jane Mattox; a sister, Lorraine Soard; and seven brothers, Raymond, Wilmer, Harold, Chester, Bernard, Duane and Gerald.

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