Gary Edward Dunkel
By First Baptist Church in Howe, Texas
Jun 16, 2024
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Howe, Texas -- Gary Edward Dunkel, 75, of Howe, Texas went to his heavenly home surrounded by family on November 15, 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 and 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 caretaker, Bertti Dunkel.

Celebration of life will be held on Friday, June 21, 2024 at the First Baptist Church in Howe, Texas, 100 Davis St., Howe, TX 75459, from 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Graveside will be held on Sunday, June 23, 2024 at the Bunker Hill Cemetery in Bunker Hill, Kansas at 12:30 p.m.

Please send flowers to Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary and Monuments, 610 N Maple St., Russell, KS 67665. Or in lieu of flowers please consider a donation to M.D. Anderson