Traverse City Record-Eagle


April 1, 2014

Ervin C. Dunckley, Jr.

TRAVERSE CITY — Ervin Carlyle Dunckley, Jr., 95, of Traverse City, passed away Saturday, March 29, 2014 at his home near Traverse City.

Ervin was born on Saturday, Oct. 05, 1918 to the late Ervin and Mary (Goward) Dunckley in Corunna, Mich. He married Marion Grosse on April 2, 1944. She preceded him in death on Jan. 28, 1984. On Saturday, Aug. 18, 1984, he married Marian Rokos in Grayling.

Ervin served our country as a member of the U. S. Navy. He owned and operated Dunckley Sign Service prior to his retirement. He loved fly fishing, golf and his greatest joy was spending time with his family.

Ervin is survived by his children, Dr. Carol (Richard) Kennedy of Ft. Myers, Fla., Margaret “Peg” (Dale) Schnepp of Waterford, Christine (Bill) Milligan of Ferndale, Michael (Jacqueline) Dunckley, Sr. of Traverse City, Ernie (Kathy) Rokos, George (Judi) Rokos and William (Jeannie) Rokos, all of Traverse City, 17 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, his sisters, Barbara Miner of Grayling, Edna Kitchen of Frederic and Shirley Steele of Florida, along with many niece and nephews.

Visitation for Ervin will take place from 4 until 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 2 at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 3, also at the funeral home with his son, Pastor Mike Dunckley officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Catholic Diocesan Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be directed to a charity of one’s own choosing.

Please share your memories and condolences with the family by way of Ervin’s online guest book at

The family is being served by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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