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June 19, 1953 - November 22, 2020
Mark Eugene Dunkel, 67, passed away on Sunday, November 22, 2020 in Sandpoint, Idaho. Private family services have been held at the Pack River Cemetery. A celebration of his life will be held in June.
Mark was born on June 19, 1953 in Coronado, CA to Lloyd and Wilma Dunkel. He graduated from Coast Joint Union High School in 1971.
Mark arrived in Sandpoint in 1974, on his way to Alaska, and never left. He immediately began logging, first with horses and then with machinery. In the beginning of his logging career, he worked closely with Jerry Everhart and WI Forest Products, as Dunkel Logging.
Mark married Arlana Healea on March 8, 1990 in Coeur d’Alene. In 2003 he purchased the Samuels Store and Blue Heron Café.
He loved logging and playing music. He also enjoyed a good game of golf.
Mark is survived by his wife Arlana Dunkel of Sandpoint; son Mose (Janice) Dunkel of Sandpoint; two daughters Amoreena (Blair) Burgeren of Olympia, WA and Cecily Johnson of Talent, OR; five step children Arla Markael, Angela Heigis, Nathanel Heigis, Jered Heigis, and Bethany Heigis (James Martinez) all from Sandpoint; 20 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; one brother Roger (Debbie) Dunkel of Sandpoint; and nephew Chad Dunkel (Kristen Oliver) of Moscow.