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Herman Harlan Kuntz

Male 1918 - 2004


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  • Name  Herman Harlan Kuntz  [1, 2, 3
    Born  23 Oct 1918  Oakville, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender  Male 
    Non-line Spouse 
    • He remarried to Virginia Little after the death of Jeri (Hellenthal) Kuntz.
    High School  Huron, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Huron High School 
    World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946  13 Jan 1941  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Name: Herman H. Kuntz; Birth Year: 1918; Race: White, Citizen (White); Nativity State or Country: Iowa; State of Residence: Iowa; County or City: Des Moines

      Enlistment Date: 13 January 1941; Enlistment State: Iowa; Enlistment City: Burlington; Branch: Cavalry; Branch Code: Cavalry; Grade: Private; Grade Code: Private; Component: National Guard (Officers, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted Men); Source: National Guard

      Education: 2 years of high school; Civil Occupation: Farm hands, general farms; Marital Status: Single, without dependents; Height: 67; Weight: 116
    Died  1 Jun 2004  Great River Medical Center, West Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Obituary  3 Jun 2004  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    The Hawk Eye 
    • Herman Harlan Kuntz, 85, of Mediapolis, died Tuesday, June 1, 2004, at Great River Medical Center in West Burlington.

      Born October 23, 1918, in Oakville, he was the son of Chris and Lena Rien Kuntz. On April 22, 1947, he married Geraldine "Jeri" Hellenthal. She died December 18, 1986. On July 11, 1987, he married Virginia Little. She died January 15, 1999.

      Mr. Kuntz worked as a carpenter in earlier years and then owned and operated Kuntz Farm Service in Mediapolis for 28 years.

      He attended Huron High School. He was a World War II Army veteran and served in the Pacific. He was a member of Mediapolis American Legion and Lions Club and was a former member of Odd Fellows, was a former captain of the Mediapolis Fire Department and was a former Mediapolis councilman and one of the original founders of the Mediapolis swimming pool. He was a member and elder of First Presbyterian Church in Mediapolis.

      Survivors include two daughters, Brenda Anderson of Mediapolis and Karen List of Amherst, Massachusetts; four grandchildren; and one sister, Alma Brissey of Burlington.

      Besides his wives, he was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.

      Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. today at Hagele and Honts Funeral Home in Mediapolis, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m.

      The funeral for Mr. Kuntz will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church in Mediapolis, with the Reverend Ronald Green officiating. Burial will be in Kossuth Cemetery.

      A memorial has been established for Mediapolis First Presbyterian Church.
    U.S. Public Records Index 
    • Name: Herman H. Kuntz; Birth Date: 23 October 1918; Address: 103 Maple Drive, Mediapolis, Iowa, 52637-7736 (1995)

      Name: Virginia M. Kuntz; Birth Date: 14 January 1919; Address: 103 Maple Drive, Mediapolis, Iowa, 52637-7736 (1995)
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Kuntz, Herman H.; born: 23 October 1918; died: 1 June 2004 (V); age: 85; last residence: 52637 (Mediapolis, Des Moines, Iowa); last benefit: (none specified);  state where issued: Long-time or retired railroad workers
    Buried  3 Jun 2004  Kossuth Cemetery, Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID  I12766  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Family  Geraldine "Jeri" Hellenthal,   b. 9 Jan 1927, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1986, Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  22 Apr 1947  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Issue 
    • There were two children from this marriage.
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F20619  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S6024] Hellenthal, Emma C. (Wiegard) - Obituary, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 3, February 19, 1967; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S776] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S9991] Kuntz, Herman Harlan - Obituary, (originally published in the online edition of The Hawk Eye, June 3, 2004; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S71] U.S. Public Records Index (ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S4404] World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 (ancestry.com and FamilySearch) (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S6912] Kuntz, Geraldine "Jeri" - Obituary, (originally published in the The Hawk Eye, page 9B, December 18, 1986; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).