Joel Philip Hunkele

Seneca, SC– Joel Philip Hunkele, 84, husband of the late Laura Ross Hunkele, of Seneca, passed away on Wednesday, February 21, 2024, at Richard M. Campbell Veteran’s Nursing Home.


A native of Detroit, MI, Mr. Hunkele was the son of the late Joseph Leo and Buela Allison Hart Hunkele. He was a United States Air Force veteran who served in the Vietnam War. After his time in the service, Mr. Hunkele retired from International Business Machines as a computer programmer and was a member of the American Legion Post 124 and Vietnam Veterans of America. He was of the Catholic faith.


Mr. Hunkele is survived by his son: David Glen Hunkele (Brooke); daughters: Pamela Russell, Lisa Hazlett (John), and Wendy Martinez; brother: Paul Hunkele (Linda); sisters: Kathy Sosnouski (Jim) and Faith Moser; eleven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.2


Mr. Hunkele was preceded in death by a brother: Dennis Hunkele.


Memorials may be made to American Legion Post 124, 319 Kenneth St., Walhalla, SC 29691.


The family is at their respective homes.