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.