James R Kunkel

July 4, 1952 ~ March 21, 2018 (age 65)

James “Jim” R. Kunkel, 65, of Connersville, passed away early Wednesday morning, March 21, 2018 at Premier Healthcare, Connersville.

The son of Robert J. and Helen Meyer Kunkel, Jim was born on July 4, 1952 in Connersville.  He attended St. Gabriel School and graduated from Connersville High School with the class of 1973.

On December 8, 1986, Jim married the former Rita Johnson in Franklin, Indiana.  Mrs. Kunkel survives.

Jim was a member of St. Gabriel Catholic Church and was self employed repairing and caning chairs.

Besides his wife of 30 years, Rita Kunkel, survivors include his mother, Helen Kunkel of Connersville; two sisters, Betty (Marshall) Littrel of Fishers, Indiana, and Patty (David) Inman of Peoria, Illinois; a brother-in-law, Randy Parsley of Connersville; several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

Jim was preceded in death by his father, Robert Kunkel; two sisters, Debra Kunkel and Mary Jane Parsley.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Reverend Dustin Boehm at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 26, 2017 at St. Gabriel Catholic Church where the rosary will be recited at 9:00 a.m. followed by visitation until the time of Mass.  Burial will follow in Dale Cemetery.  Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be given to St. Gabriel Church and online condolences can be made anytime at


Donations may be made to:

St. Gabriel Parish Endowment Fund
232 W. 9th Street, Connersville IN 47331
Tel: 1-765-825-8578

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