November 27, 1951 ~ August 18, 2023
Resided in: Fargo, ND
Deb Kuntz, 71, Fargo, ND, passed away on August 18, 2023 at Essentia Health in Detroit Lakes, MN.
Deborah Ann Frohlich was born on November 27, 1951 to Thomas and Jeanette (Miller) Frohlich in Mandan, ND.
She attended Dickinson State University, and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education. She was in IT Project Management and spent 35 years in the telecommunications, insurance, and banking industries. She was very active at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church; including the finance committee, altar linens, food pantry, and was a proclaimer. Deb was very committed to her faith and lived her life accordingly.
Deb was united in marriage to Robert Kuntz on June 3, 1972. She loved family get-togethers and would always cook up big meals for everyone to indulge in. Easter and Christmas were especially enjoyable to her. She ensured even down to the dogs, that everyone had a stuffed Christmas stocking. She also took great pride in a well hid Easter basket.
Deb was very close to her immediate family and immensely valued going back home to Mandan to spend time with them.
She was very active, both physically as well as giving back to others. She became an instructor for the Silver Sneakers program in 2008 and taught for 14 years including modified yoga and Tai Chi classes. There are multiple news stories and countless personal stories of how thankful students were to Deb for enhancing their quality of life through these classes.
Deb crossed off a couple major bucket list trips to the Holy Land in September 2019 and to Alaska in celebration of 50 years of marriage in May 2023. This was on top of the many years Deb enjoyed camping out at Devils Lake. She was always especially excited when family members would join in the fun.
She loved her long walks, enjoyed reading and was an excellent seamstress and quilter.
Deb is survived by her husband Bob Kuntz, Fargo ND, children: Craig (Stephanie) Kuntz, Bismarck ND, Curtis (Alissa) Kuntz, West Fargo ND, and Keith Kuntz, Fargo ND; grandchildren: Evan (Shannon) Kuntz, West Fargo ND, and Kaden Kuntz, Bismarck ND; great-grandchildren: Grayson and Charli Kuntz, West Fargo ND; brothers: Ron (Bonnie) Frohlich, Rick (Pat) Frohlich, Mandan ND, Randy (Geri) Frohlich, Mandan ND, and Lee (Arlene) Frohlich, Mandan ND; sister Kathy (Duane) Bates, Bourbonnais IL; aunts: Bernadine Prouty, Bismarck ND, Bernadette Miller, Bismarck ND, Judy Miller, Mandan ND.
Deb was preceded in death by parents Thomas and Jeanette Frohlich, Mandan ND.
Pallbearers include Evan Kuntz, Aleisha Frohlich/Hellman, Stephanie Nilles, Katherine Frohlich, Larry Kuntz, Clarence Kuntz, and honorary pallbearer Alex Kuntz.