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James E. Kunz, 86

James Edward “Jimmy” Kunz, age 86, of Delano, passed away Saturday, April 16, 2016.

He was born Nov. 20, 1929, in Victoria, to Carl and Hulda (Lass) Kunz.

Jimmy was a longtime farmer with his parents in Watertown Township. He later went to work at Tonka Toys, and eventually was employed at Delano High School as a custodian.

He was known for his keen sense of humor, and a lot of people called him “Uncle Jimmy.” Jimmy enjoyed gardening, growing an expansive garden that led to his running of a fruit and vegetable stand in Mound for many years, and was known for growing the best carrots and tomatoes.

James was a longtime member of Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Delano.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Curtis.

Jimmy is survived by his sisters, Wanda “Sissy” Petersen and Betty (Floyd) Kuntz; sister-in-law LaVonne Kunz; and godchild David Kuntz; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services took place Wednesday, April 20 at 11 a.m. at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Delano.

There was visitation Tuesday, April 19 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Iten Funeral Home in Delano; and continued Wednesday at the church from 10 to 11 a.m., prior to services.

Arrangements were with the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.

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