Henry F. Kunz, age 94, passed away Feb. 2 in Hallettsville at the Hallettsville Rehab and Nursing Center.
He was born to Joseph and Lena Kunz Nov. 9, 1925 in Schulenburg.
Henry proudly served in the U.S. Army in WWII and was an antiaircraft gunner and deployed to the Philippines. He could easily recall stories of what happened there and loved to share stories with everyone. He never left his house without his WWII cap and always beamed when someone said...”Thank you for your service.”
After his military service, he married Margaret Mozisek Jan. 14, 1947.
They settled in Columbus, where they raised their family and also started Henry’s Refrigeration and Appliance Service. He was fondly called “Mr. Henry” by those that became his customers and friends locally and in the surrounding communities.
He was a 3rd degree Knights of Columbus member, as well as a member of Rotary Club, St Anthony Catholic Church and Columbus Chamber of Commerce.
Henry loved to spend time in the outdoors; gardening was his passion, he also enjoyed fishing and deer hunting. Henry could always be found circled around the table playing poker with his grandkids or the lotto.
He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 67 years, Margaret Mozisek Kunz; his parents, Joseph and Lena Kunz; infant son, Henry F. Kunz, Jr.; brother, Bennie Kunz, and great granddaughter, Halleigh Kunz.
He is survived by his son, James H. Kunz and his wife, Linda of Bryan; daughter Betty Cady and husband Gary of Corpus Christi; son Delbert Kunz and wife Charlsie of San Antonio; son Henry L. Kunz of Columbus; daughter Kathleen Weige of Columbus and daughter Debbie James and husband Gary of Corpus Christi; sister Alice Peck Schultz of Weimar, and sister-in-law Bessie Mozisek Dornak of Halletsville.
Grandchildren: Brian Kunz, Holly Thomas, Mindy Lange, Jared Kunz, Stacey Rhodes, April Fayette, Hal Kunz, June Schobel, Sara Cooper, Brandon Weige, Derek Weige, Charlie Cabanas, two step- grandchildren: Carol Anne Erdrich and Amanda Conrad, 24 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Wednesday, Feb. 5 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus from 5-7 p.m. with a Parish Prayer service and Knights of Columbus Rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral will be Thursday, Feb. 6 at 10 a.m. at St Anthony Catholic Church in Columbus. Burial will follow at St. Michael Catholic Cemetery in Weimar.
Pallbearers are Hal Kunz, Charlie Cabanas, Brian Kunz, Brandon Weige, Derek Weige and Jared Kunz.
Memorials may be given to K of C Council 2971, P.O. Box 92, Columbus, TX 78934.
Online condolences may be given at www.hennekefuneralhome.com.