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David J Kunes

May 30, 1957 ~ December 16, 2023 (age 66) 66 Years Old

David Kunes Obituary

David J. Kunes, 66, of Strum, WI died at his home on Saturday, December 16, 2023 after a short illness, surrounded by his family.

He was born May 30, 1957 in Eau Claire, WI, to Porter E. and Yvonne C. (Peterson) Kunes. He married Judy (Milbrandt) Kunes on April 1, 1995, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Strum. He was a lifelong resident of Strum and served as a village trustee for 16 years.

Dave was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was known for his laughter, witty sense of humor, and love of sports, especially his Badgers, Packers and Brewers. He was an avid reader with particular interest in history and WWII. He enjoyed card games, travel, music, family-time, yard work, and petting his puppies.

Dave is survived by his wife, Judy, son, Matt Kunes of Augusta, WI, daughters, Krystal Kunes of Strum, WI and Nicole (Michael) Olson of Peoria, AZ, granddaughters, Carmen and Kyli Kunes of Eau Claire, WI, grandsons, Paul Kettner and Porter Olson of Peoria, AZ, brother and sister-in-law, Thomas and Anne (Gehring) Kunes of Waunakee, WI, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Steven Kunes, and several uncles, aunts and cousins.

Per Dave’s wishes, only family will be attending the funeral service at the Eleva Lutheran Church in Eleva, WI, on January 5, 2024. All are welcome for the Celebration of his life to be held after the service from 2:00-4:00 in the basement of the church.

Kjentvet-Smith Funeral Home of Eleva, WI is assisting the family. To express on-line condolences, visit obituaries at www.kjentvet-smithfuneralhome

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Celebration of Life
January 5, 2024

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Eleva Lutheran Church
S. 2nd Street
Eleva, WI 54738


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