Margaret Mabel (Weber) Kuntz, age 101, of Hayward, CA passed away on October 21, 2019. She lived in her beloved family home which she and her husband purchased in 1951, until a fall in July, 2019 which resulted in her requiring full-time care. After her hospital stay, she had been residing comfortably at The Reutlinger Community in Danville, CA since early August. Margaret was born April 19, 1918 in London Township, Freeborn, MN. she was the eldest child, born to the late Reinhold and Rosie (Chapek) Weber. She married the late Orville William Kuntz (11/1915 - 05/1970) on July 27th, 1941 in Lancaster, MO. As a young mother during World War II, Margaret contributed to the effort working in a munitions plant while her husband served overseas in the Philippines. Shortly after the war they moved to California where she was a homemaker and raised her son and daughter and several foster children. She later became a licensed day-care operator, cherishing her time with the infants and toddlers with whom she was entrusted with. She took great joy in keeping in contact with many of these children as they grew to adulthood. Margaret was an avid gardener and loved to raise beautiful flowers.
Margaret is survived by her son Gary Lee Kuntz, of Danville, CA; granddaughter Christy Michele (Torbert) Van Den Heuvel, and recently-born great grandson Joseph Matthew Van Den Heuvel, both of Colorado Springs, CO: as well as siblings: Marjorie May (Weber) Halverson; Bernice Irene (Weber) Lindahl of Austin, MN; Raymond Dale Weber of Tacoma, WA; and Marcella Rose (Weber) Rockwell of Brownsdale, MN.
She was predeceased by her husband Orville William Kuntz in 1970 and her daughter Karen Ann (Kuntz) Torbert in 2018.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin, MN. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Tuesday. Internment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, 80070 150th St., Glenville, MN 56036. Memorials can be directed to recipient of donor’s choice.
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