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Kenneth Gunkel

February 12, 1947 — March 27, 2024

Camp Verde

Kenneth Gunkel of Camp Verde, AZ passed away on March 27, 2024. He was born on Feb 12, 1947 in Quanah, TX to Ewing Sr and Ruby (Samples) Gunkel. Kenneth grew up in Eldorado, OK where he graduated in 1965. He went on to pursue a doctorate degree in Veterinary Medicine from Oklahoma State University and practiced for 38 years in Lawton, OK. Upon retiring he later moved to Camp Verde, AZ.
Kenneth was a faithful member of the Cowboy Church of Elgin & Apache where a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Kenneth enjoyed hunting, fishing, classic cars, cooking and was a creative craftsman as well as an avid OSU fan and supporter.
He was preceded in death by both his parents, his sister Faye (Gunkel) Dickinson, brothers Ewing Gunkel, Jr and Jerry Gunkel.
He is survived by his beloved highschool sweetheart and wife of 55 years Elaine (Thomason) of Camp Verde; sons Grant Gunkel (Tia) of Chandler, AZ and Greg Gunkel (Janna) of Cypress, TX and 7 grandchildren.
As previously stated a celebration will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Oklahoma State University  Foundation, PO Box 1749, Stillwater, OK 74076 or info@ osugiving.com; Cowboy Church of Elgin & Apache, PO Box 163, Elgin, OK 73538 or anywhere else of your choosing.

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