Kunkle, Donna

Written by David Green.

Donna M. Kunkle, 87, of Hudson, Mich., died Jan. 24, 2013, at Hospice of Lenawee. 

She was born June 8, 1925, in West Unity, Ohio, to Hoy and Marjorie (Esterline) Swaney. She married Clarence R. Kunkle on June 17, 1945, in West Unity and he preceded her in death in 2005.

 Donna graduated from West Unity High School.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Hudson, a life member of the Devils Lake Yacht Club,  the Lenawee Country Club, Hudson Friday Club, Hudson Dance Club and Hudson American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed playing cards and golf.

Donna is survived by four daughters, Connie Hardman of Vacaville, Calif., Linda (and Charles) Boothe of Onsted, Mich., Kristine (and Craig) VanVolkinburg of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Susan (and Mike) Botticher of Muskegon, Mich.; two sisters, Mary Brown and Annabelle (and Bill) Davis, both of Bryan, Ohio; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and  husband.

 Funeral services are planned at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, at Eagle Funeral Home in Hudson, with the Rev. Fredrick Neumann officiating. Interment will be in Pleasant View Union Cemetery in Fayette, Ohio. Visitation is scheduled Monday from noon until the time of service.

 In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Hudson American Legion or Hospice of Lenawee.

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