October 15, 1919 - February 1, 2014
Earl H. Gunkel, 94, of Taylor Mill, KY passed away at his residence on Saturday, February 1, 2014. He served in the Army and Airforce during WWII. Earl is a retired Union Carpenter from Local 2 where he was a life member, a member of Holy Cross Parish, and also a member of the former St. Aloysius Holy Name Society. His specialty was creating Fine Cabinetry and he enjoyed Photography. He is preceded in death by his Parents: Frank A. Gunkel and Della Teipel Gunkel; Brothers: Clifford Gunkel and Paul Gunkel and his Sister: Laverne Lysaght-Lamping and Granddaughter: Pamela Abner. Earl is survived by his Loving Wife: Ella Reynolds Gunkel; Sons: Gary Gunkel and Robert (Bonnie) Gunkel; Daughters: Beverly Abner and Jane Elliott; Brothers: Melvin (Mary Ellen) Gunkel and Frank (Rosemary) Gunkel; Grandchildren: Bridgette (Troy), Teresa, Macy, Jordyn and Jason and Great Grandchildren: Preston and Taylor. Visitation will be held at the Connley Brothers Funeral Home in Latonia, KY on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 from 4:00 PM until Prayers at 7:00 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Cross Church, 3612 Church Street Covington(Latonia), KY 41015 on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 10:00 AM. Interment will follow at Mother of God Cemetery in Fort Wright, KY where an Honor Guard Service will be held. Memorial Contributions should be made to the Hospice of the Bluegrass 7388 Turfway Road Florence, KY 41042. Online Condolences may be expressed at www.connleybrothersfuneralhome.com
I am so sorry for your loss. At this difficult time please remember the Bible’s promise at Acts 24:15, “There is going to be a resurrection.” May the God of all comfort, comfort you in all your trials. – 2 Corinthians 1:3,4
Gary, so sorry to hear of your Dad’s death. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Aunt Ella and family, I’m sorry to hear about Uncle Earl’s passing and that I couldn’t be there. I can still picture him with his pipe and my dad with his cigarette sitting around your pool. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
So sorry about Earl. I am thinking about uour family. You are in my thoughts. Sorry I can’t be there with you tonight but know I will be there in spirit.
Stephanie and Karsten
Dear Bev, Janie, Gary & Rob, I have fond memories of your Dad. At many of the Reunions, i remember him with a pipe in his mouth and a camera around his neck. I also know what you must be feeling right now, as we all went through this same thing with Mom, exactly 4 years ago on February 5. Please know that Gerald and I are saying a prayer for each of you. And Ella, you were the angel by his side throughout his life…even moreso these last few years. We love you. We will make a donation in Earl’s name to the Hospice service.