Hafemeister Funeral Home And Cremation Service
George C. Kunert, Sr.
Service: April 22, 2014
George C. Kunert, Sr.
George C. Kunert, Sr. 94, of Watertown, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Zinzendorf Hall.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 11 a.m. at St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Watertown with the Rev. Anthony Schultz and Rev. Mark Gartner officiating. Burial, with Military Graveside Rites, will conducted by the Watertown American Legion Post #189, at Glenview Memorial Gardens in Ixonia.
Family and friends may call to pay their respects at the Hafemeister Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 4 until 8 p.m. and at the church on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St. Luke’s Church or the charity of one’s choice.
George Charles Kunert was born on March 25, 1920 in the Town of Shields, the son of Louis and Ella (Seibel) Kunert. He was confirmed in 1933. He received his diploma in June of 1935 when he completed the 8th grade. On February 5, 1941, he married the former Leola Bock at the minister’s house of the Reformed Church in Lowell, WI. She preceded him in death on December 14, 2007.
George worked at G.B. Lewis when he was drafted into the service. He served in the Army as a Staff Sergeant from March 25, 1943 until November 14, 1945. While serving, he was wounded numerous times for which he was awarded: The Distinguished Service Cross, a Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Clusters, a Good Conduct medal, and a Combat Infantry badge.
After being discharged, he worked for Brandt Inc. for 28 years and 6 months. After retiring, George cut lawn and shoveled snow for Wis-Pak.
He was a past member of the Reformed Church in Watertown. He is a present member of St. Luke’s Church in Watertown. While at both churches, George ushered, was on countless committees, was the “fix-it” man, janitor, served at funerals, and whatever might have come his way.
He loved spending time with family and friends. George was the best handyman, babysitter, or just someone to visit with. He was always willing to help; he never said no. In June of 2012, he went on the Honor Flight trip and enjoyed it.
George is survived by a daughter, Arleen Lenius of Watertown; son, George (Marie) Kunert Jr. of Watertown; grandchildren, Robert (Jodi) Kunert of Watertown, Laura (Dale) Kerschke of Watertown, Cindy (Tim) Schroeder of Lake Mills; great-grandchildren, Tyler and Sarah Kerschke, Kristen and Maegan Schroeder, Dakota Kunert; a sister-in-law, Margaret (Clarence) Buedler of Beaver Dam, as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Further preceding him in death are his parents; two grandsons, Roger and Daniel Lenius; a brother Arnold (Lois) Kunert; sisters-in-law Adeline McCaig, Viola Sell.
George was the last member of his immediate family.
The family would like to thank the staff of Zinzendorf Hall and Marquardt Hospice for their loving and compassionate care.
Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
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