Harold Kiunke

Obituary of Harold Ernest Kiunke

Harold Ernest Kiunke, 94, of Parkston went to his heavenly home Saturday, May 25 at Avera Bormann Manor in Parkston. Funeral service will be Wednesday, May 29 at 3:00 pm at St. John’s Lutheran Church rural Dimock. Visitation will be Tuesday, May 28 from 5 to 7 pm at the Koehn Bros. Funeral Home in Parkston and will continue one hour prior to the service in the church Wednesday. Interment will be in the St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery, Hillside. The Koehn Bros. Funeral Home of Parkston is in charge of the arrangements.

Harold Ernest Kiunke was born August 3, 1924 the son of Otto and Hannah (Puepke) Kiunke. Harold attended Rocky Ridge School, graduating from the eighth grade. He is a life-long member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Hillside. He attended Sunday School and was confirmed in 1939 by Pastor Tecklenburg. He joined Luther League where he was president for many years, was a Sunday school teacher and was active in the church choir.

In the spring of 1944, the family moved to a farm in Davison County approximately six miles north of St. John’s. After his father’s death, Harold moved with his mother to Parkston in 1971. Harold helped on the farm and did some carpentry.

Grateful for having shared his life are his sister, Margaret Kiunke of Parkston; his nephew, Alvin M. (Judy) Fischer of Mitchell; step-niece, Marliss Sheffield and step-nephew, Leroy Gerlach; and several great nieces and nephews and many friends and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two half-sisters, Emilia Gerlach Rippe and Hilda Gerlach Fischer Fink, a half-brother, Robert Gerlach, his nephews, Donald Fischer and Lyle Gerlach, and his niece, Donna Fischer Poppens.

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5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Koehn Bros Funeral Home - Parkston
309 W. Main St.
Parkston, South DakotaS Dak, United States


3:00 pm
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
St. John Lutheran Church
39943 270th St
Dimock, South DakotaS Dak, United States
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