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Gary Kuntz
Gary Kuntz


Gary Kuntz

Oct 31, 1945 - Feb 14, 2017

Gary Alan Kuntz, 71, of Great Falls, passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at a local hospital with his family at his side.

Gary was born on October 31, 1945 in Grand Forks, North Dakota to Casper and Gudelle Kuntz. The family moved to Great Falls in 1956. After his schooling he entered the US Navy and was honorably discharged in 1967. Gary worked construction until he started his own lawn care business for the next 30 years, retiring from Reliable Lawn Service in the fall of 2016.

Gary is survived by his wife, Shirley Kuntz; sister Jackie (Ron) Fowler; Shirley’s family; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins in North Dakota; and special friend, JoAnne Whitehorn.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Casper and Gudelle Kuntz; sisters Bonnie Mader and Edie Henderson; and 2 brothers-in-laws.

God’s Gift

Did you know that God above sent you down for me to love?

He sent you down for all the rest; because he knew I’d love you best.

I had a heart and it was true; because it went from me to you.

So keep it true as I have done, for you have two, and I have none.

If I get to heaven and you’re not there, I’ll cease to read your name upon the golden stairs.

So I’ll gather up my little things, and give the angels back their wings.

Just to prove my love is true, I’d even go to hell for you.

Author Unknown

A celebration of life will be held at the VFW, 4123 10th Ave. S., Great Falls starting at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 19, 2017.

Public Guest Book

Feb 17th
Mike, Cassie & family
Aunt Shirley, I am so sorry for your loss, I know he was your heart and soul. He is with Grandma, Grandpa, Mom and Edie, they are welcoming him with loving arms. Love you and may you rest in peace Uncle Gary...
Feb 17th
Bill korst
I worked with Gary on a number of construction jobs years ago. We both liked to argue and insult each other for entertainment. He was a great guy and I was always happy to see him, but I would never tell him that to his face. My condolences to his family,
Bill Korst
Feb 17th
Charlie Keltz
Shirley, I'm at a loss for words, I'm there if there's anything I can do, Find peace.
Feb 19th
duane halvorson
Shirley and all of the Kuntz family, we feel badly for you in your family loss. I met Gary in junior high school and we always had a respect and friendship for each other. In the past, we have hunted, fished, filleted and butchered together. Gary was a fine man and someone I will miss very much. I last spoke to him about 3 weeks ago and and he shared with me the problem he was facing. Gary was always a strong and courageous man and able to accept what the future might bring. Over a year ago, he told me that he was looking forward to retiring and he and Shirley would travel and see the world, she had everything planned out. Sadly, this vision was not able to come to pass. if there is something that Diann and I are able to do to help you through these times, always know that you are welcome to call on us, we will be there for you. May the good Lord keep you in his care and shine his light upon you. Gary is in good hands now, and I know he has his fishing pole in hand in heaven catching fish with the angels. love, duane and diann halvorson
Feb 20th
Bernie Kuntz
Just found out of cousin Gary's passing. I have not seen him for many years but love him dearly, always with a smile. All my love to Jackie and family. Our deepest sympathy.
Bernie Kuntz and Dorothy Kuntz


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