Mark J. Kunkle, 81, of Peru, passed away at 10:54 P.M., Saturday, June 13, 2020 at Miller’s Merry Manor, Peru. He was born in Peru on June 20, 1938, the son of Gene and Bernice Shank Kunkle. Mark married Janet Waters at the McGrawsville UMC on July 20, 1963 and she survives. Mark was a 1957 graduate of Butler High School and a lifelong Miami County Farmer. He attended the McGrawsville United Methodist Church. His greatest joys in life were his wife, family and his Christian faith. A devout Christian, he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. Mark was an avid collector of Minneapolis – Moline tractors and farm equipment. He enjoyed watching IU and Butler Basketball. Surviving in addition to his wife, Janet, is a son, Keith Kunkle and his wife Lena of Peru, a daughter, Kay Kunkle and her husband Jason McCullough of Peru; grandchildren Evan (Megan) Kunkle and Reece (Hannah) Kunkle; step grandchildren Amber McCullough and Justin McCullough; great-grandchildren Violet and Elliott Kunkle and brothers Neil Kunkle of Peru, Don Kunkle and his wife Shirley of Peru and Rob Kunkle and his wife Kathleen of Peru. A service celebrating the life of Mark J. Kunkle will be held at 5:00 P.M., Thursday, June 18, 2020 at the McGrawsville UMC with Pastor Robert Land officiating. Burial will be in the Park Lawn Cemetery. Family and friends will gather from 2:00 to 5:00 P.M., Thursday at the McGrawsville UMC. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Gideons International. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, Peru.
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