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Couple celebrates 60th anniversary

Marie and William Kunkel on their wedding day

Marie and William Kunkel on their wedding day

The Kunkels

William and Marie Kunkel of Spring Hill recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married May 22, 1954, in St. Patrick's Church in Verplanck, N.Y.

Kunkel served with the Army in World War II and with the Air Force in the Korean War. He was a sales representative for Skyway Luggage Co. Mrs. Kunkel was a secretary at Bethel Nursing Home in Ossining, N.Y. They moved to Spring Hill in May 1995 from Montrose, N.Y.

The couple celebrated their anniversary with a cruise to the eastern Caribbean.

They have three daughters: Karen and her husband, Bill Schaphorst, of Charlotte, N.C.; Linda Fucheck of Weeki Wachee, and Marianne and her husband, Sean Mulleavey, of Weeki Wachee. They have five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The Kunkels are members of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church in Spring Hill and the Happy Wanderers Travel Club of Brooksville.

Couple celebrates 60th anniversary 05/28/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 5:46pm]
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