John ?Jack? J. Kunert entered into eternal life on June 18, 2008 at home in Valley City, ND.
Jack was born February 27, 1920 to Arthur and Mary (Meehan) Kunert at the home of his Aunt Rose and Uncle Joseph Benning in Moorhead, MN. He grew up in Fargo, ND attending St. Mary?s Grade School, Sacred Heart Academy and graduating from Fargo Central in 1937.
He served in the US Army 1942-1945 with tours in Sicily, Italy and North Africa.
His thirst for a lemon coke took him to the Service Drug soda fountain where he met the love of his life, Billie Peterson. Jack and Billie were united in holy matrimony on June 15, 1951 at St. Mary?s Cathedral, Fargo, ND. They made their home in Fargo until September 1955. They bought a small farm south of West Fargo on the Horace Road where they raised their family. They sold sweet corn for many years.
In 1951 Jack started working for the United States Postal Service in Fargo and later transferred to West Fargo where he was a letter carrier until his retirement in 1977. He was the Barnes township assessor and zoning administrator for many years. He enjoyed his retirement spending his days with Billie. Together they enjoyed attending daily mass, visiting their children, grandchildren, and taking car trips.
Billie died September 25, 1985. After Billie?s death he continued attending daily mass and spent time visiting his children and helping them with assorted carpentry projects. In 2003 he moved to Valley City to live with Sue and her family. He also spent time in Chagrin Falls, OH and Mooreton, ND.
He is survived by his son: John (Carmen) Kunert, Walcott, ND; three daughters: Anne (Gary) Vanic, Chagrin Falls, OH, Sue (George) Judd, Valley City, ND, Mary (David) Kurtenbach, Mooreton, ND; seven grandchildren: Angie (Bryan) Curry, West Fargo, ND, Christina Judd, Valley City, ND, Elizabeth Judd, Kent, OH, Susie, JD and Mike Kunert, Walcott, ND, Matt Vanic, Chagrin Falls, OH; two great granddaughters: Tyana and Amara Judd, Valley City, ND; brother-in-law: Richard (Rose) Peterson, Fargo, ND; sister-in-law: Lorraine Peterson, Fargo, ND; and numerous nieces and nephews. His smiling Irish eyes and wisdom will be missed by his family, friends and daily mass parishioners of St. Catherine Catholic Church, Valley City, ND and St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, Chagrin Falls, OH.
He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; sister: Marie Meath; brother: Arthur; infant sister: Marjory; brother-in-law: Dale ?Pete? Peterson; sisters-in-law: Maryan Davis and Helen Farrow.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the John Kunert Memorial Scholarship Fund at Cardinal Muench Seminary, Fargo, ND.
Vigil: 1:00 pm, Sunday, June 22, 2008 at St. Catherine Catholic Church, Valley City, ND.
Visitation: 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Sunday, June 22, 2008 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo, ND with a Prayer Service at 7:00 pm.
Funeral Mass: 10:00 am, Monday, June 23, 2008 at St. Mary?s Cathedral, Fargo, ND.
Interment: Holy Cross North Cemetery, Fargo, ND.
Arrangements entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo.
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