January 1, 1970 ~ October 14, 2003
Hillsboro, North Dakota
The Funeral Service for Cletus Kuntz will be held 11 AM Monday, October 20, 2003, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Hillsboro, North Dakota. Visitation will be on Sunday from 2 - 5 PM with a prayer service at 5 PM at Wildeman Funeral Home in Hillsboro. Burial will be held at St. Rose of Lima Cemetery in Hillsboro. Cletus died on Tuesday, October 14, 2003, at the Hillsboro Medical Center Hospital at the age of 68.
Cletus was born on March 14, 1935, the son of Joseph and Magdalena Wolf, in Napoleon, North Dakota. He moved with his family at an early age to a farm near Hillsboro, North Dakota. He grew up, attended school in Hillsboro, and graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1953. Cletus proudly served his country. After his military service he was united in marriage to Beverly Holt on October 15, 1956. They lived in Hillsboro where he worked for Scheel??s Hardware, prior to moving to Mayville, North Dakota, where he worked for Bjelde??s Hardware Store. He later owned and operated the Our Own Hardware Store in Portland, North Dakota. In 1975, the family moved to Hatton, North Dakota, where Cletus and his brother in law operated the Hardware Hank Store, and he also worked as a field man for Hardware Hank. They moved to Billings, Montana, in 1979, where he worked for Parker Montana Implement Dealership. Cletus moved back to North Dakota in 1988 and owned the Bar in Gackle. He moved to the Hillsboro Nursing Home in October of 2003.
Cletus is survived by his children, Jamie (Lars) Eriksson of Clifford, North Dakota, and their children Heather and Sierra; Jeff (LaRae) Kuntz of Hillsboro, and their children, Lyndsey and McKenzie; Jackie (Bob) Fiumara of Thornton, Colorado, and their children Tucker and Ella; Jennifer (Kent) Barr of Boise, Idaho, and their children Jacob and Tyler; Jason (Sarah) Kuntz of Janesville, Wisconsin, and their children, Kaitlyn, Casey, and Christian; and Julie (Craig) Sievertsen of Billings, Montana. He is also survived by his sisters, Agatha (Don) Miller of Camarillo, California; Mary Lou (Russ) Waters of Hillsboro; Rosie Anderson of Bismarck, North Dakota; Ginny (Bob) Johnson of Lakeville, Minnesota; and Laurie (Michael) McCormack of Bismarck.
Cletus was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Jack and George; and 3 infant brothers.
(Wildeman Funeral Home, Hillsboro)
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