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LeRoy J. Kunz

January 3, 2018
Emmetsburg News

The visitation for LeRoy Kunz will be held on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Emmetburg. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 4 at the funeral home. Reverend Peter Morlock will officiate.

Inurnment will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Emmetsburg. Martin-Mattice Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

LeRoy John Kunz, son of Leonard and Mae (Koeller) Kunz, was born Sept. 26, 1927 near Mallard. He began his education in Mallard and then attended Emmetsburg Catholic High School. During his senior year, 1945, LeRoy enlisted in the United States Navy to serve during World War II. He was honorably discharged in August 1946 and returned to Emmetsburg where he was employed as a meat cutter at Kunz Cold Storage until he started his own business, Kunz Refrigeration, which he owned and operated until his retirement.

On June 1, 1948 LeRoy was united in marriage to Betty in Jackson, MN. They were blessed with three children, Tony, Timothy and Ann.

He was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Emmetsburg.

LeRoy enjoyed doing woodworking projects. He made many beautiful pieces for his wife, children and grandchildren. He also loved fishing and traveling

LeRoy passed away Friday, De. 29, 2017 at PARC Hall in Emmetsburg, at the age of 90. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Mae; seven brothers, Harold, Howard, Elmer, Vincent, Leo, Raymond and his twin brother, Richard; and one sister, Coletta Currans.

He is survived by his wife, Betty of Emmetsburg; and his family, Dr. Tony Kunz and his wife, Joan of Oskaloosa, and their family, Troy, Ashley and Alaina Kunz, Nathan and Morgan Kunz, Bryan and Larissa Kunz; Timothy Kunz and his wife, Becky of Tulsa, OK, and their family, Melissa Kunz and Andrew Kunz; and Ann Gray of Marietta, GA; and her family, Alex, Dorothy and Gus Gray, and Caroline Gray; Special nieces Pat Cantieri and her husband, Frank and Mary Hilficker and her husband, Sherm, both of Emmetsburg, a brother, Leonard "Buck" Kunz of Boise, ID; and several other nieces and nephews.

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