Oscar Werner Kunz, age 82, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 9,2021 at Garden Valley Retirement Village in Garden City, KS. He was born at home, on June 28, 1938 in Garden City, KS, the son of John and Elizabeth Kunz. Oscar grew up in Garden City and graduated from GCHS in 1956.
In August of 1959 he met Verlene Frick. They were married June 12, 1960. They celebrated their 60th anniversary in June 2020.
Oscar worked in service stations and owned two, Phillips 66 at 5 Points and Kunz Conoco at the corner of Main and Kansas. After the sale of the Conoco station, he worked various jobs before he began a 15 year career with the USPS. His later years were spent owning various rental properties around Garden City. Oscar also served in the National Guard.
Oscar loved hunting and fishing with friends and family, especially on his property in Russell County, known as “The Farm.” He was an accomplished woodworker. Drinking coffee and visiting were also favorite pastimes. He never knew a stranger.
He is survived by his wife, Verlene, of the home; daughter, Kim (John) Brewer of Garden City, KS; son, Karl (Melanie) Kunz of Manhattan, KS; three grandsons, John Vanatta, Eli Kunz, and AJ Kunz, two nephews, and three nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Marilynne VenJohn; infant brother and sister, Karl and Kathy Kunz; and his nephew, Mike VenJohn.
Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday Feb. 20, 2021 at St. James Lutheran Church in Garden City, KS, with burial to follow at Valley View Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday Feb. 19, 2021 from noon to 8 p.m. Masks will be required, the service will be available via Live Stream on the Garnand Funeral Home Facebook Page. Memorial contributions are suggested to The HorseThief Reservoir in care of Garnand Funeral Home.
Published on February 15, 2021