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Bernard D. Kunselman, 83

November 7, 2011

Bernard D. Kunselman, 83, Hamilton, died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, at Laurelbrooke Landing, Brookville.

He was born Sept. 16, 1928, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Oral and Edna (Black) Kunselman.

June 27, 1953, he married Isabella Packer, who preceded him in death March 6, 2007.

Mr. Kunselman was a member of the Hamilton United Methodist Church.
He was also a member of the Perry Township Sportsmen's Club.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, Mr. Kunselman was a former employee of Burkhardt's Plumbing & Heating and Punxsy Hardware. He was retired from the Marion Center School District.

Surviving relatives include two sons, Ernest Kunselman and wife Pamela of Summerville and Allen Kunselman and wife Susan of Elizabethtown; two daughters, Susan Pearsall and husband Jack of Brookville and Peggy Sarvey of Summerville; five grandchildren, Shana Hoffman, Amber Kunselman, Tessa Minor, Cassie Sarvey and Katrina Kunselman; four great-grandchildren, Nolan Hoffman, Carson Hoffman, Rowan Hoffman and Holden Himes; four brothers, George Kunselman and wife Ann of Hamilton, Lorraine Kunselman and wife Mary Jane and James Kunselman, all of Erie, and Ralph Kunselman and wife Kathy of Canon City, Colo.; and a sister, Floy Steele of Indiana.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Isabel Galbraith and Eleanor Kunselman; and four brothers, Harry Kunselman, Alvin Kunselman, Charles Kunselman and Pat Kunselman.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, at the Deeley Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, at the funeral home with Pastor William Young officiating.

Interment will be at the Coolspring Cemetery.

The family has suggested that memorials in Mr. Kunselman's name be made to the Perry Township Sportmen's Club or the Hamilton United Methodist Church.

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