Geraldine Brumenschenkel Dunkle

January 15, 1920 ‒ August 04, 2017

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD:  Geraldine Brumenschenkel Dunkle, age 97, of Mansfield, passed away Friday morning, August 4, 2017.

A lifelong Mansfield resident, Geraldine was born January 15, 1920, the daughter of Thomas and Helen (Michels) Dunkle and was graduated from Ashland University with a Bachelor’s degree in Education.  Geraldine taught in the Madison Local School District for 24 years.

Mrs. Dunkle was a long time member of Grace Episcopal Church.

She loved to travel visiting her daughter in Hong Kong and Singapore as well as taking the occasional cruise.

Geraldine is survived by her two children Peter Timothy, Dunkle (Barbara) of Lucas and Laurel Dunkle Schirr (Gary) of Blacksburg, VA; three grandchildren Peter James Dunkle of Columbus, Christine Schirr of San Francisco, CA, and Stephen Schirr of West Haven, CT; two great grandchildren Abigail and Audrey Dunkle; a sister Helen Brumenschenkel Riggenbach of Mansfield, a brother Tom Brumenshenkel of Bellville, and a brother Eldon Brumenschenkel of Ontario.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Peter A. Dunkle, brothers John Brumenschenkel and Paul Brumenschenkel and a sister Marilyn Brumenschenkel.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, August 8, 2017 from 12 pm to 2 pm in the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where the funeral will be held at 2 pm.  Burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park.  The Rev. Joe Ashby will officiate.

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  • Colleen & Bob Smith would like to extend our sympathy to the family of Gerry Dunkle.

  • For several years I was fortunate to work with Gerry at Eastview Elementary. What an elegant lady she was!
    I always admired her poise, her meticulous attire, and her kind heart.
    I’ve been blessed with wonderful memories of Gerry Dunkle.

    Elaine Craven

  • Laurel, Peter and Family:

    I remember – your mother was such a lovely person, inside and out.

    I remember – your mother was a childhood friend of my mother, Esther Duncan Gordon, and her sister, Henrietta Duncan Zeigler. (As teens, my mother and aunt had worked during summers on the Bumenschenkel farm in East Mansfield. (Your mother’s uncle, I think.)

    I remember – your mother and her young family attending Grace Church with our family. (I noticed the picture of Rev. Peard in the lovely memorial video.)

    I remember – your mother as a very kind, caring, patient and excellent teacher at Eastview School and I was fortunate that she was willing to mentor me in my first year of teaching there.

    I remember – your mother as a very special lady who will be sadly missed.

  • My condolences to the family. Mrs Dunkle was such a special lady. We attended Grace Episcopal with her for many years and she was always the sweetest, kindest and classiest lady. She was also one of our oldest son, Scott’s, favorite teachers and she ALWAYS asked how he was and what he was doing.
    So sorry for the loss of this special lady.

  • Gerry was a lovely person I always enjoyed visiting with her and talking with her . Her daughter Laurel and I are best cousins . My best memory was Al sitting in the kitchen and telling me Who rattled your chain? And I told him missing links….from then on I was known as missing links. Much love to all the family

    Lissa (missing links) Brumenshenkel Fernandez