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|Raymond G. Kunzman
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|May 12 - May 14, 2009
|Submitted by Jo Aguirre
Raymond G. and Ruby Mae LAMBKE KUNZMAN
Cherokee Municipal Cemetery
Raymond G. Kunzman
The funeral for Raymond G. Kunzman, 89, of Enid will be 1p.m. Wednesday, May 13, 2009, at Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Lesly Broadbent will officiate. Burial will follow in Cherokee Cemetery.
He was born April 23, 1920, in Woods County in Oklahoma near Capron to Ralph and Ruby V. Ames Kunzman and died Saturday, May 9, 2009, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center.
Raymond moved to Cherokee, where he attended school and graduated from high school in 1939. He worked in a food market until entering the military in 1943. He married Ruby Mae Lambke in Cherokee on August 1, 1941.
He served in the United States Army Air Corp from Jan. 12, 1943, until his discharge on Nov. 30, 1945. He served in the China, Burmah, India and CBI Theaters with most of the time in China with the 14th "Flying Tigers" Air Force. He was a sargeant in the radio communications division.
After his discharge, Raymond was employed by South-western Bell Telephone Company working in and around the Enid district. While living in Cherokee, he served in his Methodist church, post 33 commander and member of American Legion, Boy Scout counsel leader, past master and member of the Masonic Corinthian Lodge 307, where he also was a 32 degree of the Scottish Rite, city counsel of Cherokee for four two-year terms and Alfalfa County Selective Service Board from 1966 through 1972. He was transferred by Southwestern Bell Telephone to Enid, where he served as a supervisor until his retirement on April 23, 1983. After the loss of his first wife of 50 years, Raymond married Ellen Fae Talley Allen on July 3, 1993, at Oakwood Christian Church of Enid.
He is survived by his wife, Ellen, of the home; a daughter, Joan Elaine Green of Cherokee; a son, James Curtis Kunzman and his wife Sharon of Cherokee; two grandsons, Brandon C. Newman of Chesapeake, Vir-ginia, and T. Kent Kunzman, stationed in S.C.; 6 stepchildren; 16 stepgrandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruby, and a sister, Ellen E. Kunzman.
Memorials can be made through the funeral home to Willow View United Methodist Church. Condolences can be made to the family at Ladusauevans@suddenlinkmail.com.
|Ruby Mae Lambke Kunzman
|Submitted by: Tim Dotterer
The funeral for Ruby Mae Kunzman, 68, was at 2 PM Saturday at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bill Smith officiating. Burial was in Cherokee Municipal Cemetery directed by Goodwin Funeral Home. She died April 1, 1992, at St. Mary's Hospital, Enid.
She was born April 16, 1923, on a farm near Byron to James W. And Iva Miller Lambke. She attended Byron school, moving with the family to Cherokee where she finished high school. She married Raymond Kunzman August 1, 1941. She worked in the Pentagon during World War II, later working at several places in Cherokee. She was working in the Alfalfa County court clerk's office when they moved to Enid in 1972. She then worked in the Garfield County court clerk's office from 1973 until retiring June 1, 1983. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Enid, Order of Eastern Star and Epsilon Sigma Alpha sorority.
She is survived by her husband; one daughter, Joan Green of Cherokee; one son, J. Curt Kunzman of Cherokee; two sisters, Lois Fuller Oklahoma City and Vivian Azbill of Cherokee; one brother, Phillip L. Lambke of Wichita, Kansas, and two grand sons.
She was preceded in death by one sister.
Memorials may be made through the funeral home to the church or Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Cancer Division.
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