Judith MaryAnn Kunkel, age 79, a resident of Spooner passed away on Friday, January 24, 2020, at Maple Ridge Care Center in Spooner, Wisconsin.
Judith was born on May 21, 1940, to George and Jessie (Van Heesch) Leonhard in Ladysmith, Wisconsin. She attended Servite High School in Ladysmith and graduated in 1958. Judy married Gary Kunkel on July 9, 1960, in Ladysmith. They resided in many places including Hixton, Wisconsin; Marathon, Wisconsin; and, Ladysmith, Wisconsin. She worked various jobs including the A & P; Montgomery Wards in Ladysmith, with her sister, Jean (Walt) Doughty; bartended multiple places; and finished at Artisans in Glen Flora. She enjoyed cooking, bingo, watching game shows and March Madness, taking care of her dog, “Boo Boo”, and was a Packers, Badgers, and Brewers fan.
Judy is survived by two sons, Kurt (Dena) Kunkel, of Spooner, and Keith (Lori) Kunkel of Monticello, IL; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild; one sister, Jean Doughty of Ladysmith, and one brother, George (Tina Sokolowski) Leonhard of Weston, WI. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Jessie Leonhard, three brothers, Paul (Dorothy) Leonhard; Jim (Lorraine) (Bonnie) Leonhard; and Tom (Betty) Leonhard; three sisters, Jane (Joe) Laub; Mary (Ron) Barfknecht; and Helen (Ed) Swanson; three brothers-in-law, and five sisters-in-law.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2020, at 12:00 noon at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Ladysmith with Deacon Craig Voldberg officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at the Spooner Veterans Cemetery in the spring.
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