Howard W "Handsome Howard" Kunkleman

August 23, 1927 - February 22, 2019
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‘Handsome’ Howard Kunkleman age 91, of Cridersville passed away 12:40 a.m., Friday, February 22, 2019 at Otterbein-Cridersville. He was born on Tuesday, August 23, 1927 in Allen County, Ohio to the late John Robert and Mora Pariott Kunkleman. On Saturday, July 9, 1949 in Springfield, Ohio he married his beloved wife Gloria Ann Griffin, who preceded him in death on January 21, 2008.
Howard had served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He had worked for Clark Equipment and Rockwell International.
Survivors include son Gary (Laura) Kunkleman and their child and grandchild Sarah (Ian Kessler-Gowell) Kunkleman and Max Kessler-Gowell, son: Chris (Becky) Kunkleman and their children and grandchildren; Matt (Janelle) Kunkleman, Troy and Trent, Amy (Jeff Hamlin) Kunkleman, Joshua and Katie, Danny Hall, Jr., Meghan (Jay) Taylor, Mackenzie, Jaxson, Mia; daughter Cynthia (Robert) Hugger and their children and grandchild; Kalissa (Paul Jenson) Hugger, Corianna, Andrew (Veronica) Hugger; son Ken (Barbara) Kunkleman and his sister Rachel North.
He was preceded in death by son Michael, sisters Clarice Rose Clee, Fern J. Gifford and Helen Pellegrini and brothers: Dwight, Dale, Robert and John Kenneth Kunkleman.
The family will plan a memorial service in July around their anniversary date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Otterbein Lifestyle Community Benevolence Fund, 100 Red Oak Drive Cridersville, Ohio 45806 of www.otterbein.org. Online condolences may be shared at BayliffAndSon.com.
We are grateful for the kindness and care he received on a daily basis from the staff at Otterbein Lifestyle Community, Cridersville, Ohio.

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Born: August 23, 1927
Died: February 22, 2019

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Elaine Kunkleman Miller posted on 2/24/19

You were always in our hearts, and will be missed. Love, David, Gabriel, Jillian, Michael, Bryan, Tara and Elaine.


Lori posted on 2/24/19

He was a very nice man I will miss him


Amy Negrete posted on 2/24/19

So sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers. Sam and Amy Saa


Deanna Edgington posted on 2/23/19

I only took care of him for a short time at the hospital but he was such a sweet man! Would reach out his hand and I would hold it and everytime he saw "Handsome Howard" on his board he would laugh! He was only in my life for a short time but I will always remember him and his loving family! Rest In Heaven! The family is in my prayers.


Karen Andrews posted on 2/23/19

My sympathies to you Cindy and Bob and to all of your family. Such a sweet man. Love Karen and Crusie


Georgette and Pete Hugger posted on 2/23/19

Please accept our deepest sorrow for the loss of Handsome Howard! He and his wife were great parents to have raised such a wonderful daughter and sons. May your fond memories of Howard console you in your moments of sorrow.It is comforting to know he is in the Presence of God the Father and in the arms of his beloved, Gloria! You are in our thoughts and prayers as you grieve his loss.