Nathaniel Paul Bunke, a loving son, brother, nephew, cousin & dear friend passed away at the young age of 32 in Bronson, Kansas in June of 2018. Nathan was formerly from and born in Miles City, MT May 9, 1986.
Nathan attended Garfield Elementary School, Washington Middle School, Custer County District High School, Miles Community College and the University of Montana, Missoula earning two degrees in computer science and networking along with several Microsoft certifications.
Nathan had such an inventive and creative nature, such a quick learner that often frustrated others, especially his sisters. Nathan seemed to be a natural at anything. When Nathan & Rachel were children, their mother wanted them both to play piano and signed them up for lessons. As lessons progressed, Rachel worked diligently to learn however Nathan picked it right up even while dreading the lessons.
Nathan would dismantle things simply to learn how they worked & how to put it back together, once a VCR as a young boy. As a child he often used the boxes toys came in rather to mastermind a project or slide down the stairwell on while his sisters often joined.
So loving & caring, Nathan often preferred the sidelines and not the spotlight. His nature and humor however made him the spotlight without him knowing. He enjoyed spending time with family & friends, playing pool, fishing, fixing computers and simply tinkering with electronics; an irreplaceable young man.
Nathan had been living and working in Bronson, Kansas with his good friends Greg & Rheannon Carlson.
Nathan is survived by his father Garry (Joan) Bunke of Billings, MT and his sisters Jennifer, her husband Steve LaFlam of San Antonio, TX, Amber, her husband Josh Nielson of Forsyth, and Rachel May, and her fiancé Don Shepherd of Denver, CO. He is also survived by several loving aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends.
Nathan was preceded in death by his Grandparents Paul, Adeline Bunke and Mary Lou Meier, his mother Coleen and far too many other loving and cherished family members to list.
A memorial service will be held Friday, July 20, 2018 at 11:00am at Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home in Miles City, Montana. You are welcome to join the family for a gathering to follow at the Yellowstone Tavern, 3008 Valley Dr E, Miles City, MT. Cremation has taken place. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting:www.stevensonandsons.com.
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