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Corrine Kunze

March 08, 1954 - May 27, 2016

Funeral Service - Wednesday

June 01, 2016
- 11:00 AM

Our Savior's Lutheran Church - Hillsboro

Visitation - Tuesday

May 31, 2016
5:00pm - 7:00pm

Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Hillsboro

Prayer Service - Tuesday

May 31, 2016
- 7:00pm

Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Hillsboro


Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home, Hillsboro

Corrine Kunze

March 08, 1954 - May 27, 2016


Hillsboro, ND— Corrine Rae Kunze, 62, of Hillsboro, ND died on May 27, 2016 after a long struggle with cancer at the Hillsboro Medical Center Nursing Home.

Corrine was born March 8, 1954, in Fargo, ND, to Harold and Harriett Letnes. She grew up in Hillsboro and graduated with honors from Hillsboro High School in 1972. After high school, she graduated from Moler Barber College, moved to Virginia, and became a licensed barber. She eventually moved back to North Dakota and lived in Carrington, ND, for several years before returning home to Hillsboro in 1992 where she has lived ever since. She spent the majority of her working life as a self-employed barber and owned her own shop known as Corrine’s Clip Joint for over 34 years. She also spent many years working on farms, helping with the harvest, and driving truck. She married Bob Kunze on February 25, 2000, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Hillsboro, ND. She did the book work for the Kunze Trucking, Inc. after they were married.

From a young age, Corrine was always an ambitious and adventurous person. She was President of the Carrington Chamber of Commerce and was instrumental in getting the Dakota Growers Pasta Company to locate in Carrington, ND. Corrine was a voracious reader, enjoyed playing cards, and spending time with family and friends. She cherished her time at Leech Lake, MN, and loved fishing. She had a fondness for nature, bird watching, and loved her many pets. She was active in AA for over two and half years. Corrine was a wonderful wife, mother, and friend. She was adored by her grandchildren and was very proud of each and every one of them. She will be greatly missed by anyone who had the privilege of knowing her.

She is survived by her husband, Bob; son, Matthew (Kristen) Doherty and their daughters Ava, Elyn, and Olivia of Plymouth, MN; daughter, Seina Freidig, and her daughters Grace and Madelyn of West Fargo, ND; two stepdaughters, Brandie (Deveryn) Malmlov and their daughter Raegan of Moorhead, MN; Miranda (Jason) Stach and their children Daniel, Ian, and Sydney of Moorhead, MN; her mother, Harriett Letnes of Hillsboro; her siblings, Sandy (Fred) Johnson, Deb Kritzberger, Rebecca (Tom) Bryl, Judy Tweten, and Tryg (Linda) Letnes, many dear in-laws, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Harold Letnes, her infant sister, Donna Mae, her brothers-in-law, Ken Fossum and Lynn Kritzberger, and her nephew, Mark Fossum.

Visitation will be from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm with a prayer service at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Hillsboro. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 11:00 am at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in honor of Corrine to the Hospice of the Red River Valley. Arrangements entrusted with Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home. Online guestbook at www.boulgerfuneralhome.com

Her dad, Harold, is waiting for her in Heaven and already has the best fishing spots picked out.


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15 responses to “Corrine Kunze”

  1. Marvyl Strassberg says:

    To the Letnes Families,

    My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you at this time of pain, struggle and sadness in the loss of Corrine.
    May God bless you folks!!

    Marvyl Strassberg

  2. Becky Foss says:

    To Corrine’s family: our deepest sympathies to all of you. She will be missed by many. She was way too young to die, but the Lord had a different idea. Blessing to you and may you find peace and comfort from your friends and family. I know your family are strong believers.

  3. Sheila Quail Cox says:

    My prayers to Aunt Harriet and family. Corrine was so special to all. She will be missed by all who knew her. Love to all

  4. Peggy Biel says:

    Matthew and Siena- I am so sorry to hear this news. Your mom was dear friend of mine years ago in Carrington. At a terrible time in my life she was such a strong constant support to me. I will be praying for all of you as you strive to move through the sea of grief. Peggy Biel

  5. Mike & Barb Larson says:

    Our deepest sympathy to Corrines family. She was so full of energy and positive thoughts. She will be missed by many.

  6. Vicki Schlotman says:

    Matthew, Seina, and families, we are so very sorry to hear about your Mom. She was such a great neighbor and friend. She truly knew how to live and enjoy life, and always concerned about others. Won’t forget the experience up at Leech lake. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I find comfort knowing her faith was strong. Hugs to all.

  7. Nate & Maren Gemar says:

    Our thoughts and prayers for you and your family!

  8. LouAnn Lussi says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Devin and LouAnn Lusso

  9. Patty Finch Burgess says:

    Sending my Hugs & Prayers to you all! She was great women and will be missed greatly.

  10. Troy Weber says:

    Seina, everyone at Crary wishes you peace at this difficult time.

  11. Jennifer (Schlotman) Gast says:

    Matt and Seina, so sorry for the loss of your Mom! I have many great memories of growing up as neighbors in Carrington. From our many backyard baseball games, babysitting Seina, neighborhood bike patrol, and lighting fireworks. Please know that your Mom was a special lady to many with a smile that lit up any room. Lifting your families up in prayer and may you find comfort in happy memories.

  12. Jen & Aaron Thielges Family says:

    Seina & Family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. We keep you in our prayers to find comfort and healing.

  13. Daryl McSparron says:

    So sorry to hear of Corrines passing..She was a good friend, and had “clipped” me many times. Best wishes to her family..

  14. Sue Bugge says:

    My condolences to the Letnes family. So very difficult when they leave us so young. Thinking of all of you.

  15. Mariann Doeling says:

    I am very sorry to read that Corrine passed away. She cut my husband and son’s hair when she lived in Carribgton. She was always very friendly and simply a pleasure to visit with during those visits.

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