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Richard Kunz

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Richard Kunz

Feb. 20, 1928-June 25, 2013

Richard "Dick" Jacob Kunz, 85, of Callaway, was reunited with his heavenly father and the love of his life, Lois, on Tuesday, June 25, 2013.

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Born February 20, 1928 to Martin Kunz and Agnes (Kahnke) Kunz, he spent his life on the family farm in Callaway. On May 14, 1953, he married his sweetheart, Lois Dalve, at Assumption Catholic Church in Callaway and they were blessed with eleven children.

A family man in every sense, Richard loved spending time with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He will be remembered as a beloved father, grandfather and great grandfather, a hard worker with a playful spirit and quick wit.

The morals, values, and life lessons he passed on to his family are, and will always be, a longstanding testament to his character.

Surviving Richard are his children, Mary Jo (Mike) Fitzpatrick, Richard (Carolyn), Vanessa (Dave) Lahr, Ross (Bonnie), Christopher, Matthew (Aletha), Jayne (Jim) Courneya, Robert (Debbi), Gerard (Denise), Dominic (Marla) and Erin (Derek) Crompton; along with his 43 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were his wife Lois; his parents; and siblings Marie, Lucille, Desmond, Damian and Dolores.

A funeral Mass celebrating Richard's life was held at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 1 in Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Detroit Lakes. Interment took place at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Callaway, following lunch at the church.

May his soul and the soul of all of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

David-Donehower Funeral Home is serving the family. Online tributes can be shared at www.daviddonehower.com.

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