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Robert Hudson Dunkle

January 2, 1947 — August 9, 2023

Carmel, Indiana

Dr. Robert Hudson Dunkle of Carmel passed away peacefully at the age of 76 on August 9, 2023. Born in Philadelphia on January 2, 1947, Robert was a lifelong member of the United Church of Christ. He entered Christ’s family in August of 1959 after answering an altar call at a Billy Graham rally.

Known affectionately as “Dr. Bob” to his students, Robert was a college professor for over 40 years, spending the last 24 years of his career teaching Anthropology, Psychology & Sociology at Ivy Tech Community College.

Robert is survived by his wife of 54 years, Rosemary (Jackson) Dunkle; his sons, Dr. David Dunkle of Greenwood, Dr. Jeffrey Dunkle of Indianapolis & Richard Dunkle of Franklin; Daughter-in-Law Amy Dunkle of Greenwood; and Grandchildren Evan & Reese Dunkle of Greenwood.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Nancy Dunkle of Lakewood, Colorado; and parents, George & Sara Dunkle of Schwenksville, Pennsylvania.

A private ceremony will take place to commemorate Bob’s life on Sunday, August 13. In lieu of flowers, donations in his honor may be made to the Humane Society.

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