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.