Alice M. Kunkel, 85, Fargo formerly New Salem, ND passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at St. Catherine South, Fargo after a courageous battle with cancer. Alice was born July 19, 1936 in Youngtown, ND to Richard and Hattie (Kukuk) Kobs. She attended and graduated from New Salem High School. She went to work for Provident Life Insurance Company in Bismarck, ND before meeting and eventually marrying Reynold Kunkel. They made their home on the family farm in New Salem where Alice helped farm and raise their daughter, Renelle. Reynold passed away in 1997. She eventually moved to Fargo in 2001 to be closer to her daughter. She enjoyed gardening, remodeling their farmhouse as well as country music and reading. She is survived by her daughter, Renelle, Fargo, ND; sister, Elaine Holle, New Salem, ND; brother, Robert Kobs, Sandy, UT and Donald Kobs, Menoken, ND. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, siblings, Dolores Sturn, Ruth Martinez and Erwin Kobs. A family memorial service will take place at a later date.

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  1. We are so sorry for the loss of this lovely lady. We go way back as neighbors on farms at New Salem, ND. She was the ultimate hostess at birthday parties. She set out a spread for lunch with her cooking and baking. She was such a dear friend to my parents. We all loved to go visit Alice and Reynold. Our sincere condolences to Renell and the whole family.

  2. Renelle
    My prayers are with you at this difficult time! Your mom was a super sweet lady, I enjoyed taking care of her. You are so much like your mom!! Stay strong she is not in pain anymore .

  3. Renelle, so sorry to hear of Alice’s passing. Have been talking on the phone with her for years. Wish I could have met her in person. Such a lovely, sweet lady. May she be free of pain now and at peace. May God comfort you.

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