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Kenneth Keith Kunz (1922-2012) Obituary

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Kenneth Keith Kunz (1922-2012) Obituary

Posted: 21 Oct 2012 1:58PM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Kunz, Jackson
Idaho State Journal, 10/21/12


SALT LAKE CITY — Kenneth Keith Kunz (89) passed away October 16, 2012, in Salt Lake City. He was born in Bern, Idaho, October 24, 1922, to Alvin N. and Amy M. Kunz. He married the love, joy, and inspiration of his life Laura Jackson on October 5, 1942, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They recently celebrated their 70th Wedding Anniversary.

Ken graduated in 1940 from Bear Lake High School, Montpelier, Idaho. He attended USU, Logan, Utah. Ken spent three years working for Lockheed in Los Angeles, California. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII, then worked for the V.A. in Salt Lake.

A self-studied professional he worked as a draftsman in several local architectural firms for 14 years. He passed the Utah State Architect Exam becoming a Licensed Professional Architect in 1961. He was privileged to serve for nearly 27 years as a Staff Architect and Administrator for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The first five years were as Northwest Area Architect. The next 22 years were spent in the Temples and Special Projects Division. He worked on projects throughout the world, retiring in 1987.

He is survived by his wife, Laura, his nine children, 53 grandchildren and 95 greatgrandchildren. Sons: Clyde (Claudia), Keith (Katherine), Dwight (Milly), Garth (Susanne); and Daughters: Calleen (Kim) Martindale, Janna Kunz, Brenda (Lindsi) Canevari, Lorraine (Halston) Davis, Marnae (Bill) Hammond.

Preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Foster M. & DeVirl A. (Bud) Kunz; and sister Merlyn K. Jensen.

Ken has a strong testimony of our Savior Jesus Christ and His Gospel. He spent his entire lifetime in dedicated service to the LDS Church. He served as: Ward Financial Clerk, Scoutmaster, Bishop of the10th Ward in the Park Stake and Stake High Council member. He served in the Bonneville Stake Yale 1st Ward as Sunday School President, High Priest Group Leader and Home teacher. He did family history work after his retirement.

Kenneth loved the Lord, his wife, his family and his fellowmen. He appreciated life and was privileged to experience the joy of hard work, service and accomplishment. This legacy was given to his children. One of his great desires was that his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, their wives and husbands would always be nice to each other.

On Tuesday, October 23rd, a viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 S. State Street, Murray, Utah. A funeral service will be held on his 90th birthday, October 24, 2012, from 11 a.m. to 12 noon at the Bonneville Stake Center, 1535 E Bonneview Drive (1050 S), SLC, Utah, with a viewing prior to the service from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Interment will be in the Murray City Cemetery, 5600 S. Vine Street (730 E), Murray, Utah. Online condolences may be shared at www.jenkins-soffe  . com.

“We honor and love you cherished Husband, Dad, Grandpa, Great-Grandpa, Uncle, and friend.”

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