Michael E. Kunkel

April 05, 1975 ‒ April 12, 2017

Zanesfield, Ohio
Formerly of Delaware, Ohio


Michael E. Kunkel, age 42, of Zanesfield formerly of Delaware passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, April 12, 2017 at Memorial Health Hospital, following a 3 month illness.

He was born in Torrance, California on April 5, 1975 to J. Michael and Frances K. (Aaron) Kunkel of Zanesfield. Mike worked as a meat cutter. An outdoorsman at heart, he enjoyed fishing and long hikes with Jack, his black Labrador retriever. He possessed a fondness for fish aquariums and was avid reader of science fiction and fantasy literature. Mike also followed the Cleveland Browns.  Always imaginative and focused, he paid attention to the details of life. He will be remembered as a wonderful son, brother, uncle and fishing partner.

In addition to his parents he is survived by his brother Charles (Janelle) Kunkel, nieces and nephew Weslee, MacKenzie, and Amelia all of Delaware, and a close friend, Marvin Martinez Hernandez.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at the All Shepherds Lutheran Church, 6580 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center, Ohio 43035. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center in Delaware.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Delaware County Humane Society or the Delaware County Parks and Recreation.

Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • Mike I was so sad to read the news on your son. He was young. I am praying for peace for him as he starts his journey to be with those who have passed before him. You and your family are in my prayers.

  • I am so very sorry to family and close friends and the rest of the world. Mike will be greatly missed by all and we have all lost a wonderful person. Keep him alive in our hearts and memories. God Bless all. Try to not be too ornery up there Mike 💌

  • Mike, I am shocked and saddened by your loss. To lose one of our children is an unnatural event. God’s plan doesn’t check in with us, so obviously there was a more urgent need for Michael elsewhere. Laura and I will pray for you and the family and offer Michael’s name up when petitions are asked at Mass tomorrow. Know that we love you and will stand in prayer for you to be strong.

  • To the family of Michael E. Kunkel. My family sends their deepest sympathy to you. Our thoughts and prayers goes out to you. Acts 24:15.