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Deseret News, 01/19/14
Herbert Louie Kunz, 98, passed away January 17, 2014 in Payson, Utah. He was born October
25, 1915 in Bern, Idaho to Ezra Louie and Vilda Dustin Kunz. He was the third child of
eight. He married Velta Brooksby on April 9, 1946 in the Salt Lake City Temple. She passed
away October 28, 2004. He then married Ruth Reich Nelson on June 17, 2005, in Sandy, Utah.
He served in the Army during WWII. He spent 2 years in Italy servicing machine guns on
Herb worked at the Dream Mine in Spanish Fork for many years. He was employed as a
carpenter and maintenance supervisor at Fort Douglas for over 30 years. He kept bees and
supplied family and friends with honey for many years. He also had walnut and fruit trees
in his yard and spent many winter hours cracking walnuts. After his retirement, he and
Velta spent several winters in Arizona or St. George enjoying the warmer weather.
He was a member of the LDS Church and served in many church positions over the years.
Survived by: spouse Ruth Reich Nelson Kunz, sons Neldon, Floyd, Kevin, daughters in law, 7
grandchildren, 3 great grandsons, brothers, Marlon E. and Loyal, and Ruth's 11
children and their families.
Preceded in death by: parents, wife, Velta, brothers, Ivan, Everett, David, sisters,
Thekla, Berniece, infant daughter, Eldene, and granddaughter, Jennifer Kunz Murray.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Jan.22, at 12 noon at the Fairoaks Ward, 586 East
8400 South. There will be a viewing Tuesday 6-8 p.m. at Goff Mortuary, 8090 So. State, and
again Wednesday at the church one hour prior to services. Interment, Sandy City Cemetery.
Published in Deseret News on Jan. 19, 2014
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