OBITUARY: Howard Kuns

Services for Howard Kuns, 90, of Maple Grove will be Thursday, March 21, 2013, at 11:30 a.m. at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Maple Grove. Pastor Steven Briel will officiate. A visitation will take place one hour prior to the services at the church.

Special music will be provided by Paul Kothrade.

Interment will follow at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery.

Casket Bearers will be grandsons: Andrew Kuns and Spencer Keppel, nephews: David Berndt, Loren Kothrade, Gerald Koepp and Thomas Kothrade.

Mr. Kuns passed away Sunday, March 17, 2013, at Rose Arbor-Memory Care Unit-Wild Flower Lodge in Maple Grove. He was born Nov. 11, 1922, in Minneapolis the son of Oliver E. and Louetta Mae Frame Kuns.

He graduated from Robbinsdale High School in 1940.

Mr. Kuns was honorably served his Country in the United States Merchant Marines during World War II in both the Atlantic and Pacific.

On Sept. 6, 1947, he and Vivian E. Kothrade were joined in holy marriage at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Corcoran. God blessed their marriage with three children.

He was a former general manager of The Eagle Drug Company. He retired in 1982.

He was a faithful member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Maple Grove. He served his church through the years as congregational President, church secretary and financial secretary.

Mr. Kuns enjoyed kidding and joking with people.

He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Vivian; children, Jim (Betsy) Kuns of Ramsey, Bev (Ron) Nordby of Shoreview and Lori (Dale) Keppel of Corcoran; grandchildren, Andy Kuns and fiancé Mandy, Jill (James) Blackwood, Sarah (Kelvin) Vaye, Carrie (Christopher) Madson, Emily and Anna Nordby, Nora (Connor) Lund and Spencer Keppel; six great-grandchildren, Brenden, Michael and Dyllan, Marley, Sophie and Cooper; many other relatives and friends.

Mr. Kuns was preceded in death by his parents, Oliver and Louetta; brother, Robert; sister, Verle; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Edwin and Eva Kothrade.

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