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Alvin E. Bunkoske, Jr.

Obituary for Alvin E. Bunkoske, Jr.

December 3, 1947 - November 25, 2021
Beaver Dam, Wisconsin | Age 73


Alvin E. Bunkoske, Jr. 73, of Beaver Dam passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 25, 2021 at his home with his family by his side.

Alvin was born on December 3, 1947 the son of Alvin E. and Marcella (Allman) Bunkoske, Sr. in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. He was a 1968 graduate of Horicon High School. On September 11, 1976, he was united in marriage with Geraldine Kucaba in Rhinelander, Wisconsin.

Alvin had been employed for 30 years at John Deere Horicon Works, retiring in 2002. He enjoyed smoking cigars and belonged to the Milwaukee Area Pipes Society (MAPS). Al enjoyed dining at Supper Clubs throughout Wisconsin. He liked traveling and taking cruises in the Midwest. He enjoyed bowling and fishing. Al loved bonfires in his backyard and being with his family. He also took pride in caring for his pet turtle, Dimmond for over 30 years.

Alvin is survived by his wife of 45 years, Geraldine and his sons: Erik Bunkoske (Jackie Lund) and Jayson Bunkoske all of Beaver Dam; his lifelong best friend Tim Beall of Mayville and his pet turtle Dimmond.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Arnold Bunkoske.

A memorial gathering, AKA a Party at a Bar, will be held at a later date.

The Family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the kind and caring staff of Hillside Hospice. Your compassion will always be remembered.

The Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at

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