Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Frank Kuntz - Chatsworth

Frank Kuntz

CHATSWORTH – Frank B. Kuntz, 102, of Monticello, formerly of Strawn, Chatsworth, Morris and Urbana, passed away peacefully at 1:30 p.m. Friday (April 20, 2012) at the Piatt County Nursing Home in Monticello.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 28, 2012, at the United Methodist Church of Chatsworth (510 S. Fourth St., Chatsworth), with Pastor David Reynolds officiating. A visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the hour of service Saturday at the church. Burial will be held in Chatsworth Cemetery. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Chatsworth is handling the arrangements.
Mr. Kuntz was born Dec. 14, 1909, on a farm west of Sibley, a son of Albert M. and Selma E. (Schroen) Kuntz. He married Leona Marie Falck on Oct. 16, 1937, in Paxton. She passed away on Oct. 29, 1999.
His surviving children are James (Rolande) Kuntz of Newark, Gary (Judy) Kuntz of Morris, Jane (Anthony) Trotto of Wood Dale and Janice (Ted) Gill of Monticello. His son, David (Sally) Kuntz of Glen Ellyn, passed away on Jan. 15, 2005. He has 12 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Besides his wife and son, he was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters and three brothers.
Mr. Kuntz received a B.S. in Education in 1933 and M.Ed. in 1952 from the University of Illinois. He taught and coached in elementary schools and high schools in Thawville, Chatsworth and Morris until June 1972, when he retired to Urbana.
He served as a major in the U.S. Army from 1941-1946 and in the European Theater during World War II for 39 months. He retired as a lieutenant colonel from the U.S. Army Reserve in 1969.
He was a life member of the Walter Clemons American Legion Post 613 in Chatsworth, American Legion Post 294 in Morris and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 630 in Urbana.
He was a member of the University of Illinois Alumni Association, Exchange Club of Urbana, Champaign County Retired Teachers Association, Chatsworth Masonic Lodge 539 and Bloomington Consistory. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Urbana.
He enjoyed gardening, reading, birdwatching and sports, especially the Illini and Cubs. He never saw the Cubs win a World Series.
He was a devoted father, grandfather and great-grandfather and will be dearly missed.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Urbana or Chatsworth.
This obituary may be viewed and guest book signed at www.calvertmartinmemorial.com.
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