Posted March 7, 2013
Frank’s Mass of Christian Burial was held March 5, 2013 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Dickinson, with Fr. Todd Kreitinger as the celebrant. Military honors followed the Mass and were provided by the Dickinson Honors Team. Interment will take place later this Spring at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Dickinson.
Frank Leonard Kuntz was born April 28, 1930 in Dickinson, the son of Gregory and Monica (Reichert) Kuntz. He was raised and educated in the Dickinson area. He joined the United States Army and served honorably from March 31, 1951 to Dec. 31, 1952.
Frank returned to Dickinson where he began a lifelong career as an auto body technician. He was united in marriage to Caroline Stroh Sept. 10, 1955 at Yakima, Wash. They made their home in Dickinson where they raised four children. He was a member of the St. Anthony Club, and the St. Pius Verein. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, going to garage and auction sales, painting vehicles and motorcycles (esp. Harleys), watching western movies, reading Louis L’Amour books, and mowing the lawn and smelling the fresh cut grass. Frank’s greatest joy came from spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Frank is survived by his wife, Caroline, Dickinson, N.D.; three children, Janel (Callen) Schoch, New England, N.D. , Gregory Kuntz, Mandan, N.D. and Jeffery Kuntz, Killdeer, N.D.; three grandchildren, Heather (Shawn) Schmitz, Chad Schoch, and Jessica Kuntz; two great-grandchildren, Jaden and Brennan Schmitz; and four siblings, Pete (Mary) Kuntz, New Rockford,N.D., George Kuntz, Dickinson, N.D., Christine Frenzel, Glendive, Mont. and Leo (Betty) Kuntz, Dickinson, N.D.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Carla Kuntz; his parents; siblings and spouses, John (Monica) Kuntz, Jack (Mary) Kuntz, Rose (Frank) Schwindt, Pauline (Tony) Decker, and Betty (Harry) Heidt; sister-in-law, Gladys Kuntz; and brother-in-law, Fred Frenzel.
Ladbury Funeral Home, Dickinson, N.D. was in charge of arrangements.