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Obit: Margaret Virginia Ridgway 'Dena' Kunkel

by jmaloni

Taken from Nov. 22 Dispatch

Wed, Nov 27th 2013 10:00 pm

Margaret Virginia Ridgway "Dena" Kunkel entered into rest Nov. 12, 2013. She was a longtime Grand Island resident.

She was the wife of the late Karl Kunkel; mother of Lilith Kunkel, Helen Dwyer and Emily (Gary) Dahlstrom; grandmother of Eric (Adrienne) Dahlstrom, Jolie (Andrew) Bourgeois, Casey Dahlstrom and Thea (John) Padgett; great-grandmother of Isabella and Jared Cook, and Cayla Dahlstrom.

When her children were young, she gave time to the Grand Island Cooperative Nursery School and to Camp Fire Girls. At one time she was the editor for the League of Women Voters and for the Unitarian Universalist Church of Buffalo. She sang in the choir at the church. She enjoyed cooking, listening to opera, literature, theater and photography.

Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Kaiser Funeral Home.

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