Margaret "Dolly" Dunkel

Margaret “Dolly” Dunkel, 73, of Concord died peacefully Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at her home.

She was born September 11, 1944 in Bluffs, the daughter of William and Dwenna Brockhouse Heck. She married Robert Dunkel on May 16, 1964 in Springfield and through this union shared many good times and a wonderful 53 years together.

She is survived by her husband, Robert of Concord; two daughters, Carrie (Patrick) Guinn of Concord and Lori (David) Wiley of Paris, IL; four grandchildren, Eli Wiley of Boulder, CO, Braden Guinn of Jacksonville, Mason Miller of Camp Point and Reese Dunkel of Arenzville; one brother, William (Gail) Heck of Cincinnati, OH; and several very dear nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; and one son, Dale Dunkel.

Mrs. Dunkel was a 1962 graduate of Pittsfield High School. Dolly was a woman of strong faith who loved the Lord. She enjoyed crocheting, reading and spending time working on puzzles and playing games on her iPad. Most of all, Dolly cherished and loved her family unconditionally.

A funeral service will be held 3 PM Sunday, January 7, 2018 at Sager Funeral Home in Beardstown with family meeting friends from 1 PM until time of services at the funeral home on Sunday. Private family burial will be held at a later date. Memorials are suggested to the family, c/o Sager Funeral Home, 202 E. 8th Street, Beardstown, IL  62618. Condolences may be sent to the family online at