Angeline A. Bester (1888-1981)

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Angeline A. Bester Owen Kunkle
Born: 10 Mar 1888 Powassan, Ontario
Died: 5 May 1981 Petoskey, Michigan
Father: Joseph Bester
Mother: Anne Caroline Altman
Siblings: Angeline A. Bester
Mary Eva Bester
Nicholas Bester
Louise V. Bester
Joseph Bester
Nora Veronica Bester
Spouse: (1) James Elmer Owen
Married: 8 Nov 1909 Harbor Springs, Michigan
Children: Sarah C. Owen
Spouse: (2) Charles Elmer Kunkle
Married: 26 Apr 1951 Emmet County, Michigan


Petoskey News-Review, Wednesday, May 6, 1981:

Angeline Kunkle, 93

Funeral Mass for Angeline Kunkle, 93, of Petoskey, will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Holy Childhood Catholic Church. Fr. Regis Watts will officiate and burial will be in Holy Childhood Cemetery.

Mrs. Kunkle died May 5 at Little Traverse Division of Northern Michigan Hospitals.

The former Angeline Bester was born March 10, 1888 in Powasson, Ontario, Canada. She married Charles Kunkle and he preceded her in death in 1969.

Mrs. Kunkle had been a resident of Petoskey the past 30 years. She was a member of Holy Childhood Church and the Altar Society.

Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Guy (Louise) Fisher of Harbor Springs; one brother, Joseph Bester of Omer; several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Gillian-Erwin Funeral Chapel in Harbor Springs beginning Thursday at noon.

A prayer service will be held Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral chapel.


  • 1st Marriage: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Marriages:
OWEN, James & BESTER, Angeline
Date of Marriage: 11/8/1909
Liber: 4
Folio: 182
Groom's name: James E. Owen
Groom's age: 25 years
Groom's birth year: 1884
Groom's birthplace: Michigan
Groom's father's name: Harvey
Groom's mother's name: Celia Ferta
Bride's name: Angeline Bestor
Bride's age: 18 years
Bride's birth year: 1891
Bride's birthplace: Canada
Father of bride's name: Joseph
Mother of bride's name: Caroline Aultman
Marriage date: 05 Nov 1909
Marriage place: Harbor Springs, Emmet, Michigan
Film number: 2342684
Digital GS number: 4209122
Image number: 352
Reference number: v 2 p 21 rn 150
Collection: Michigan Marriages 1868-1925
  • 2nd Marriage: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Marriages:
KUNKLE, Charles E. & OWEN, Angeline
Date of Marriage: 4/26/1951
Liber: 5
Folio: 98
  • 2nd Marriage, variant: 1947 [Charles’ obit]
  • Petoskey News-Review, Thursday, October 30, 1969, Obituary: Kunkle, Charles Elmer
  • Death: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Deaths:
KUNKLE, Angeline
Date of Death: 5/5/1981
Liber: 1981
Folio: 162
Place of Death: Petoskey, MI
Kunkle, Angeline (Bester)
Age: 93
Born: 3/10/1888
Died: 5/5/1981
Burial: 5/8/1981
Cemetery: Holy Childhood, Harbor Springs
Obituary: on file