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Cliff was born Aug. 2, 1931, near St. Peters to Joseph and Veronica (Rosfeld) Kunkel.
Cliff graduated from Brookville High School in 1950. He joined the Army and proudly served as a corporal in Korea from 1952-54.
Cliff farmed in his early years and drove for Colonial Bread Co. He loved spending time with his family. He found his true calling when he purchased the St. Paul Tavern. He loved serving people and making sure they were happy. He retired from bartending in 1994.
Cliff was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion, Greensburg.
He was married to Ruth Harmeyer Aug. 28, 1954, and she survives.
Cliff is also survived by four sons: Gary Kunkel, Rick (Molly Plank) Kunkel, David Kunkel and Mark (Denise Gaboury) Kunkel, Fort Myers, Florida; three daughters: Carol (Charles) Kramer, Greensburg, Lynne (Phil) Miller and Angie (Ron) Wood, Batesville; 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Lawrence Kunkel, and three sisters, Bernice Kunkel (infant), Marian Simmermeyer and Marcella Schwegman.
Visitation will be at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home, Greensburg, Monday, Dec. 26, from 3-7 p.m. with a rosary service starting at 2:30 p.m.
A funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church Tuesday, Dec. 27, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. John Meyer officiating. Burial and military graveside rites will follow at St. Louis Cemetery, Batesville.
Memorials can be made to St. Mary's Building Fund or Our Hospice. Online condolences can be posted at www.popfuneralhome.com.
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