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Jamie Kunkel

December 19, 1967 September 23, 2021
Jamie Kunkel
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Obituary for Jamie Kunkel

Jamie Kunkel, mother of Cristian Balog, Madelyn Balog, Joshua Balog; fiancé to Larry White; daughter of Jerry Kunkel; sister of Bryon (Michelle) Kunkel, and Kimber Sharp; aunt of Tyler Sharp, and Remi Kunkel; also beloved friend to so many people she has met in her life, was greeted by her mother Sherryel in heaven on September 23, 2021.

Jamie graduated from Chippewa Valley High in Clinton Township, and continued her education at Central Michigan University where she concentrated in child development. Over her career she worked in many areas of child development and especially enjoyed working with austic children. Recently she worked from home teaching English to children in China. She also was instrumental in helping to set up fund raising activities for people with autism.

Jamie was born in Glens Falls NY, moved with her family to Virginia, Kansas and eventually to Michigan. In the 90’s Jamie married and had 3 beautiful children, and ultimately moved to Tennessee.

A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church, 2201 South Old U.S. 23 Highway, Brighton, MI 48114, on Saturday, October 23rd, 2021 at 11 AM with gathering beginning at 10AM. Father Paul Erickson to officiate.

Donations can be made to the:

Autism Society of Michigan

P.O. Box 45
Troy MI 48098



Ted Lindsay Foundation (they also deal with autism)
4062 Livernois 
Bannister, MI 48807


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