Kunkle, Gahlon

Gahlon W. Kunkle, 92, a lifelong resident of Fayette, Ohio, died Nov. 11, 2013, at St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan, Wis.

He was born June 14, 1921, in Fayette, to the late Arthur and Luetta (Zimmerman) Kunkle. He married Betty J. Newhouse on Jan. 21, 1951, in Swanton, Ohio, and she survives.

Gahlon served his country as a member of the United States Army and was honorably discharged from service in 1943. He later joined the Fayette American Legion. He enjoyed western square dancing and spending time with his family. Gahlon was proud of his farming career, which he regarded as one of his greatest pleasures in life.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Dewey (and Ivy) Kunkle of Fayette, Alan Kunkle of Fayette, and Roy (and Barb) Kunkle of Morenci, Mich.; a daughter, Joyce (and Tony) Watson of Waldo, Wis.; a brother, Roger (and Beverly) Kunkle of Fayette; 12 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Wayne Kunkle, and a grandson, Shane Kunkle.

A memorial service is planned at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at Eagle Funeral Home-Barrett Chapel in Fayette, with Pastor Kathy Currier officiating. Private family interment with military honors conducted by the Fulton County Honor Guard will precede the service in Pleasant View Union Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled from 3-8 p.m. Friday.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the SAK Memorial Fund, the Fayette United Methodist Church, or the Gorham Fayette Fire Department.