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January 21, 1932 - July 9, 2018
A funeral Mass for Leo J. Kuntz, 86, of Dickinson will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 14, 2018 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Dickinson with Father Bill Ruelle celebrating. Military Rites will be presented by the Dickinson American Legion Post #3 Honor Guard. Burial will take place in the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery in Mandan.
Visitation for Leo will be from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, July 13, 2018 at Stevenson Funeral Home with a rosary and vigil service being held at 6:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Saturday, July 14, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home.
Leo passed away Monday, July 9, 2018 at St. Luke’s Home, Dickinson.
Leo was born January 21, 1932 on the family farm southeast of Dickinson, the son of John M. and Celestine (Olheiser) Kuntz. Growing up he attended St. Pius School in Schefield through the eighth grade. He helped on the family farm before he served in the US Army in 1953. Leo was a military cook at Fort Lewis, WA during the Korean War and was honorably discharged in 1955. On September 12, 1955, Leo married Mildred Steiner at St. Placidus Catholic Church in Mott, ND. They were blessed with four children, Sharon, Gary, Jolene and Brenda. Leo became a brick-layer in 1957, after attending Bricklayer School in Bismarck, and he retired in 1996. He enjoyed tinkering in his garage, attending auction sales, gardening and sharing his produce, and listening to old time music. Leo could strike up a conversation with anyone. He enjoyed his time with his grandchildren. Leo was active in his church and community. He was a member of St. Patrick’s Parish where he served as an usher for 55 years, a member of St. Pius Verein, a Golden Age Member of the Eagles, a member of the St. Anthony Club where he served 13 years as a board member, a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus Council 1515 and a lifetime member of the Brick Layers Union.
Leo is survived by his wife, Mildred “Millie”; daughters, Sharon (David) Albrecht of Fessenden, ND, Jo (Coke) Erickson and Brenda (Curtis) Schmidt, both of Dickinson; five grandchildren, Samantha Kuntz, Lexi (Darin) Tormaschy, Wayne, Colin and Kyle Schmidt; one great-grandchild, Braden; brother, Peter Kuntz of Dickinson; sisters, Shirley Guenthner of Mohall, ND and Rose Fitterer of Dickinson; sisters-in-law, Betty Kuntz, Maggie Kuntz, Carol Schmidt and Bev Kuntz, all of Dickinson; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Gary Lee (2002); sister, Eva (Pete) Weiler; brothers, Henry, Fred, Markus, and Adam (Rose) Kuntz; an infant brother and sister; and brothers-in-law, Eugene Fitterer and Dewey Guenthner.Kuntz Leo