William R. Kunst,
age 90 of Portage, passed away on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at Porter Regional
He was born on
February 13, 1926, in Chicago, IL, to Fred and Nora Kunst, both of whom
preceded him in death.
On November 24,
1949, at Most Holy Redeemer Church in Evergreen Park, IL, he married Joan M.
Spruit Kunst, who survives in Portage.
He is also survived
by his children: Norene (Tom) Jernas of Wanatah, IN, Nancy (David) Luedtke
of Holt, MI, Dirk (Carol) Kunst of Elkhart, IN, James (Susanne) Kunst of
Port Huron, MI, Judy Kunst of Valparaiso, IN, and Cynthia Fronczak of
He was also a proud
grandfather of 13 and great-grandfather of 14.
He is also preceded
in death by his brother, Fred J. Kunst, Jr. and by his sister-in-law,
William was a
member of Saint Patrick Catholic Church in Chesterton. He also proudly
served his country in the Army Air Corps during World War II.
He was also a
member of the U.F.C.W., United Food and Commercial Workers. Fishing,
camping, and flying were his favorite hobbies.
will be held on Tuesday, August 2, 2016, at 10 a.m., at Saint Patrick
Catholic Church, 638 North Calumet Road, Chesterton, with Father James Meade
officiating. Burial will follow at Chesterton Cemetery.
The family will
receive friends on Monday, August 1, 2016, from 4 until 8 p.m., at
White-Love Funeral Home, 525 South Second Street, Chesterton, with a Rosary
at 7:40 p.m.
Donations may be
given to Saint Patrick School. Memories and condolences may be shared at: