Charles “Butch” E. Kunkle, 94, of Greensburg, PA., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. He was born November 29, 1925 in Greensburg, PA. Son of the late Homer R. and Mildred Miller Kunkle. Prior to his retirement, Charles worked for DME in Youngwood, PA where he was a machine operator. Charles was a long time member of the Word of Life Church in Fort Allen, PA. He loved to sing in the church choir and give praise to his Lord and Savior. Butch had a life long passion for woodworking. He enjoyed his horses, pony pacing, working on the farm and he often took trips to Double D Ranch in Ohio to hunt. He is preceded in death by both parents, two sons – David and Daryl Kunkle and four brothers. He is survived by his loving wife of seventy years – Jean Mertz Kunkle of Greensburg, PA., two daughters – Linda Hildenbrand and husband Gary of Fort Myers, FL. and Lori Shoemaker of Darragh, PA., three sons – Charles Kunkle Jr. of Shamokin, PA., Timothy Kunkle and wife Kathy of Greensburg, PA. and Philip Kunkle of Greensburg, PA., twelve grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren, two step-great grandchildren and two brothers - Richard Kunkle and wife Freida of Greensburg, PA and Dale Kunkle and wife Sandy of Greensburg, PA. Friends will be received on Sunday, January 19, 2020 from 2 -4 pm and 6 – 9 pm at the Beatty-Rich Funeral Home, Inc. Rt 136 Madison, PA. Services will be held on Monday, January 20, 2020 at 11 am at the funeral home with Pastor Sheldon Moore officiating. Interment will follow at the Middletown United Methodist Church Cemetery in Greensburg, PA.
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