Last night we went to the funeral home for Todd and today we will be attending his funeral. This will not be easy. I'm not so sure it has completely hit me. It is still such a shock. This morning I was coming back home from going to get my hair cut (after way too long) and when I pulled in the driveway, I saw Todd's car over at his house and for a second thought, Todd's home. Oops. That is going to take some getting used to.
Thank you to everyone who has called or emailed or texted about this terrible loss. I will pass on your thoughts to Esther. For those who asked, we don't need anything but thank you. And Esther and the boys don't need anything right now. They have more food than they know what to do with and have received enough flowers that they could easily open a floral shop. If their needs change, I will be sure to let you know.
|Todd A. Dunckel|
|[Born: July 13, 1968 Died: September 16, 2009]|
DUNCKEL, Todd A. – Of Fenton, age 41, died Wednesday, September 16, 2009 at Genesys Regional Medical Center. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 19, 2009 at South Baptist Church, G-4091 Van Slyke Road, Flint, Pastor Larry Burk officiating. Burial in Sunset Hills Cemetery with a military graveside service under the auspices of VFW Post #822 Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made toward a college fund for Todd's sons.
Visitation 4- 8 p.m. Friday at the Swartz Funeral Home, 1225 West Hill Road. Todd will be at the church from 11 a.m. Saturday until the time of the service. Todd was born in Saginaw, Michigan on July 13, 1968, the son of Larry and Joyce Dunckel and was a resident of Fenton for many years. Todd graduated from Genesee Christian Class of 1986 and graduated from Cedarville University, with a Bachelor's of Science. Todd married Esther Caselles on July 16, 1994 in Flint.
He is currently serving in the U.S. Navy Reserve. Todd was proud serving his country and spending time with his sons. Todd was employed by EDS for over 10 years. Surviving are wife, Esther; 2 sons, Christopher and Ethan; parents, Larry and wife Joyce Dunckel of Grand Blanc; brother, Scott and wife Lisa of Mesa, Arizona; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Gerardo and wife Josefa Caselles of Spain; 2 brothers-in-law, Jose and wife Yolanda Caselles, Gerardo Caselles, all of Spain; grandmother, Bessie Liebmann of Grand Blanc;
aunts, uncles, nephew, Carles Caselles, cousins; best friend, John and wife Janelle Stewart of Davison; along with many other friends.
Todd was preceded in death by his grandfather, David Liebmann.
A special thank you to the ICU nurses at Genesys Regional Medical Center.