DR. ROBERT KUNKLE, PIQUA PHYSICIAN FOR 35 YEARS, DIES EARLY
Highly Respected General
Practitioner and Friend of Hundreds Succumbs in Hospital--Was World War Veteran
and FormerCity Health Officer.
Members of the medical profession in Piqua lost a highly respected and deeply
admired associate and many Piqua families relinquished a wise and
sympathetic councilor when Dr. Robert Lee Kunkle, 63,
of 320 West High street, died at this morning at Memorial hospital.Although his health had been affected for some time by an incurable
disease, it was only four weeks ago that he became too ill to engage in active
A practitioner of general medicine in this city since 1904 when he was
graduated from Ohio Medical School, Columbus, he had established himself as a
considerate, benevolent, understanding and skillful family doctor in the 35
years that have elapsed since he began to practice.
As a young doctor he capably fulfilled the duties as Piqua Health officer and city
physician.During the World War he was
commissioned as a first lieutenant in the United States Medical Corps.Since his 21st birthday he had been actively
affiliated with the Masonic lodge; he was a member of the Piqua lodge of Elks, the Presbyterian church, the MiamiCounty Medical association and the
Born in Galion, Ohio, March 10, 1876, the son of
Elias and Sarah Flick Kunkle.In 1895 he graduated from Galion high school and took his pre-medic work
at Otterbein college, Westerville.He received his degree in medicine at OhioMedicalSchool of Ohio State university,
coming to Piqua shortly thereafter.He established his office at 222 West High street where he remained until four weeks
ago when illness forced him to discontinue practice.
On September 2, 1916, he married Miss Florence Cron, member of a well known Piqua family and has resided at 320 West
High since then.
Besides his widow he leaves two sisters, Miss Maude Kunkle
of Newark, O., and Mrs. George James (Nelle) of
Galion; a stepson, Francis Cron of Piqua, and
granddaughter, Ellen Margaret Cron, Piqua.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon at at the First Presbyterian church with
interment at Forest Hill cemetery.Friends may call at the J. C. Cron Funeral
Home Thursday afternoon and evening.