Gary Edward Dunkel
By family and friends
Nov 18, 2023
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Howe, Texas -- Gary Edward Dunkel, 75, of Howe, Texas went to his heavenly home surrounded by family on November 15th, 2023.

Gary was born in Newton, Kansas in 1948 to John Edward and Marie Mildred Dunkel and spent the majority of his childhood at shooting competitions with his father.  Gary graduated from K-State Technical Institute with his associates degree in engineering.  He spent the majority of his working years at Texas Instruments/ MEMC where he eventually moved into a managerial role.  Gary’s free time was spent loving his children, working in his wood shop or riding his motorcycles.

Gary was reunited in Heaven with both his parents, grandbabies that never had an earthly life and one that passed shortly after birth, brothers-in-law Rod Clausen, Jim Neely, and his partner in crime, Noel Crume.

Gary is remembered by his children Michael Watts and wife Pamela, Dovey LaPee’ and husband Aaron, Kristi Foust and Husband Joe, and Amanda Atkins and husband Luke. Six grandchildren Hannah Diaz and husband Dr. Edward Diaz Jr, Athena LaPee’, Heaven LaPee’, Ethan Duer, Elias Foust and Kenzie Atkins.  Five sisters Joyce Neely, Jean Fundingsland and husband Ron, Maureen (Skeeter) Fike and husband Steve (Gary’s favorite road trip partner), Kathy Crume, and Kristy Jones.  Along with a plethora of nieces and nephews who all loved him dearly and his care taker Bertti Dunkel.

A Celebration of Life in Texas and a graveside service in Kansas will be announced at a later time when the family is ready to receive visitors.