THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Eloise R. Kuntze
Eloise R. Kuntze, 70 of Daggett, Mi. passed away peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 14 at Bay Area Medical Center, Marinette with her family by her side, after a courageous year long battle with cancer.
The former Eloise Rose Koller was born on June 20, 1942 in Stephenson, Mi. to the late Fred and Rose (Eiserle) Koller. She graduated from Stephenson High School in 1960 as class valedictorian and married William Kuntze on Oct. 20, 1962 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Banat.
She was an avid homemaker who was very proud to be able to stay home with her children. As her children grew and left home she worked as a clerk with the Daggett Postoffice for over 10 years. She had many loves in her life, including flowers, gardening, traveling with her husband and flying, but nothing compared to the love she had for her husband, children and grandchildren. She was an excellent whistler and her family will miss the whistling that they became so accustomed to hearing. She was a past member of St. Frederick's Catholic Church until closed and now belonged to Precious Blood Catholic Church.
Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Bill; a daughter, Kerry (Rob) Tharp of Belgium; three sons, Bill, jr. (Marissa) of Soddy Daisy, Tenn. and Jim (Barb) and Brian (Tracey Leach), both of Daggett, Mi.; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; five sisters, Eleanor (Les) Palzewicz, Lorraine (Tom) Kyle, Rose Brauer, Elaine (Ralph) Lindstrom and Carol (Bill) LaLuzerne; two brothers, William (Terry) Koller and Wesley (Christine) Koller and many nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Jean Pokovich and Audrey Viola.
Family and friends called at Anderson Diehm Funeral Home, Stephenson, Mi. on Sunday, Feb. 17 after 2 p.m. with parish prayer service at 6 p.m. Visitation continued at the funeral home on Monday, Feb. 18 from 9 a.m. until 9:30 am. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated with Fr. Michael Ocran officiating at 10 a.m. at Precious Blood Catholic Church. Burial was in Bethesda Cemetery.