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Emil A. Kuntz, 85, Oldenburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, at St. Andrews Health Campus, Batesville.

Born June 15, 1931, he was the son of Veronica (Meyer) and William Kuntz. He married Patricia Welsh June 9, 1956 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Mayslick, Kentucky.

Emil was an Army veteran serving his country during the Korean War. He was a lifelong farmer and also drove a school bus for the Batesville Community School Corp. He was a member of the Batesville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3183, Batesville Knights of Columbus Council 1461 and Holy Family Catholic Church, Oldenburg.

Emil loved spending time outdoors whether it was working on his farm, taking a stroll through the woods or cutting firewood. He enjoyed following the Cincinnati Reds and watching college basketball. He was an avid reader, a history buff and also enjoyed playing cards. His true passion, though, was his family.

Emil is survived by his wife; daughters and sons-in-law Kathryn and Tom Dietz, New Alsace, and Mary Pat and Louis Frey and Carol and Rick Lecher, Cincinnati; sons and daughters-in-law Stephen Kuntz, Oldenburg, and William and Geraldine Kuntz and James and Pauline Kuntz, Batesville; sister Luella Bogenschutz, Indianapolis; brother Ralph (Sue) Kuntz, Napoleon; 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Alice Meer.

Visitation is Friday, Dec. 16, from 4-7 p.m. at Weigel Funeral Home. Funeral services are at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at Holy Family Catholic Church with the Rev. Jeremy M. Gries officiating.
Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by the Batesville VFW Post 3183 and Prell-Bland American Legion Post 271. Memorials may be made to Margaret Mary Health Foundation Hospice Fund, Oldenburg Academy or Holy Family Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.weigelfh.com.
Published on December 14, 2016
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