Gloria Kunkel


July 23, 1949 - July 12, 2021


Gloria Kunkel, 71, of Alexandria, SD, died Monday, July 12, 2021 at her home in rural Alexandria. Mass of Christian Burial will be 2:30 PM Thursday, July 15, at Church of the Epiphany in Epiphany, SD. Burial will be at Holy Three Kings Catholic Cemetery in Epiphany. Visitation will be from 5-7:00 PM Wednesday, at Church of the Epiphany with a 6:30 PM Scripture Service. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Gloria Jean Kunkel (Hill) was born on July 23rd, 1949 to Phyllis Ross near Emery, SD. Gloria graduated in 1968 from Emery High School.

Gloria married the love of her life, Jim Kunkel, on August 5, 1972 in St. Martin’s Catholic Church in Emery, SD.

Gloria is survived by her daughters, Brenda (Sean) Sosa and Jennifer (Brad) Kunkel, and grandchildren, Alexus, Joshua, Gabriel, and David.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Jim and mother, Phyllis.


Wednesday, July 14, 2021
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
6:30 PM Scripture Service

Church of the Epiphany
Epiphany, SD


Thursday, July 15, 2021
2:30 PM
Church of the Epiphany
Epiphany, SD


Holy Three Kings Catholic Cemetery
Epiphany, SD

Posted by Carol Limberg on July 16, 2021
Sorry to hear about your mom Jenny. Hugs.
Posted by Mary an Mitch Wilcox on July 15, 2021
Condolences to the family .we thought the world of Jim An Gloria great times... will be missed..
Posted by Tiffany Williams on July 15, 2021
I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm sorry I couldn't make it out to help out but we are sending a virtual hug, prayers and thoughts of comfort and peace as you go through this difficult time. We love you and aunt Gloria will be missed.
Posted by Marge Wagner on July 14, 2021
Sorry for your losd
Posted by Elaine Dunn on July 14, 2021
My sympathy goes out to you girls and your family.I am sorry that I can't be there in person to give you my condolences in person. Prayers will be said for you all!
Posted by Jacki Kunkel on July 13, 2021
Brenda and Jennifer..your folks were “good people”. So glad we got to grow up as neighbors/cousins and see each other often. I am sure your Mom is smiling down on you girls and hugging your Dad.
Posted by Dick and Carol Kunkel on July 13, 2021
May God's blessings be with her family as they say goodbye to mom, grandma, sister. Will miss her laugh most of all.
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