Donald Eugene Kuntz, age 82, of Brookville, Indiana, passed away peacefully at his residence on June 14, 2021.
Donald was born on January 29, 1939, in Franklin County, a son to Lloyd and Delores Schuler Kuntz. He was the eldest of eleven children. Donald was proud to be a Marine, serving 3 years at Camp Pendleton, joining in 1957 in the explosive ordinance division. After serving his country, Donald came home and was united in marriage to Dorothy Meer on July 27, 1963. Together they lived and farmed in the same location for 58 years. Besides farming, Don had worked a short time at Sperry Rubber Plant in Brookville, 16 years at Romweber Furniture Company in Batesville, later becoming shipping foreman, he also worked and retired from Batesville Casket Company after 25 years. Don had many friends, whom he loved. His hobbies included his amazing ability to grow and share his flowers, especially roses; collecting record albums, listening to country music, and finally, he really enjoyed his two true treasures, his puppies Abbey and Rosie.
Those surviving who will cherish Donald’s memory include his wife of over 57 years, Dorothy Kuntz of Brookville; his daughters, Donna (Randy) Doll of Sunman, IN and Brenda Rosenberger (friend Roger McIntire) of Waldron, IN. Donald was known as Pawky to his grandchildren, Julia (Jacob) Cole, Mitchell (Miranda) Doll, Christina (Derek) Foster, Jordan Doll (friend Lauren Weiler), Amy (Jeremy) Lobenstein, Audrey (Justin) Brattain; 9 great-grandchildren, Isabelle and Issac Cole, Catherine Smith, and Charlotte Doll, Easton, Emmett and Tucker Lobenstein, Bailey and Ellie Brattain. Don was blessed to be the “big” brother to 9 living siblings and spouses. Marilyn (Larry) Rosenberger of Brookville, Carolyn (David) Hoff of Brookville, Kenneth (Evy) Kuntz, Evelyn (Harry) Kolter, Gary (Mary Jane) Kuntz all of Batesville, Robert Kuntz (friend Wilma Burckey), Tom (Gail) Kuntz of Brookville, Jerry (Karen) Kuntz of Harrison, OH and Debbie Davis of Middletown, OH; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Donald was preceded in death by both of his parents, and one sister Viola Massie.
Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, June 19, 2021, at St. Mary’s of the Rock from 8:30 a.m. until the time of Mass at 10:30 a.m. Burial, with full military honors, will follow immediately after service in the St. Cecelia/St. Philomena Church Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Mary’s of the Rock Preservation Fund or to Our Hospice of Southeastern Indiana.
To sign the online guestbook or to leave personal condolences, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com. The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Donald Kuntz.