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Margaret Kuntz

June 23, 1931 — November 23, 2023

Mandan

Margaret J. Kuntz, 92, Mandan, passed away Thursday, November 23, 2023, at CHI St. Alexius in Bismarck.  Margaret was the loving wife of John J. Kuntz, a devoted mother to three children as well as three step-sons. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, November 28, 2023 at Spirit of Life Catholic Church in Mandan with Fr. Keith Striefel presiding. Burial will follow at the North Dakota Veteran’s Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7 PM on Monday, November 27 with a Rosary/Parish Vigil at 7 PM at Weigel Funeral Home in Mandan.

Margaret was born June 23, 1931 in Crown Butte, ND to Ernest and Regina (Wetsch) Barnhard. The family then moved to St. Anthony where Margaret attended St. Anthony Catholic School. On January 25, 1954 she married John J. Kuntz at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Solen. In 1954 they moved to Mandan where she has lived until her death.

Besides being a homemaker for a family of eight, she worked at Missouri Slope Sales Ring Café in Bismarck, Pink Panther Cleaners in Mandan and the Northern Pacific Lunchroom. She did office work for her husband’s business, Johnnie’s Plumbing & Heating until he closed the shop. Margaret enjoyed cooking German foods for her children, grandchildren and many friends. She enjoyed cooking, baking and canning her garden vegetables, sewing and crocheting. She also had a Green Thumb in the garden. She enjoyed the outdoors, camping with her family, playing bingo and going to Prairie Knights Casino. More than anything, Margaret was a caring mother, always worried about others before herself. Her nightly phone calls to her children will be dearly missed.

Margaret is survived by her two daughters, Agnes (Ron) Vogel and Kathy (Mike) Schwartzbauer, son, Clarence (Kim) Kuntz, all of Mandan, three step-sons, Robert Kuntz, Fargo, Lawrence (Bonnie) Kuntz, Lincoln and Stanley (Nadith) Kuntz, WA along with many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John J. Kuntz, parents, sisters, Veronica Barnhard and Rose Kuntz, brother, Adam Barnhard, two infant sisters Eva and Frances Barnhard, two infant brothers, Tony and Christ Barnhard, daughter-in-law, Debby Kuntz and an infant great-grandaughter, Grace Beauchamp.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Monday, November 27, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Weigel Funeral and Cremation Service

309 4th Ave NW, Mandan, ND 58554

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Prayer Service and Rosary

Monday, November 27, 2023

7:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Weigel Funeral and Cremation Service

309 4th Ave NW, Mandan, ND 58554

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

10:30 - 11:30 am (Central time)

Spirit of Life Catholic Church

801 1st St SE, Mandan, ND 58554

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Burial

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

North Dakota Veterans Cemetery

1825 46th St, Mandan, ND 58554

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