Sarah Kunza, age 92, of North Branch died June 20, 2010 at Cambridge Medical Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, June 24th at St. Gregory Catholic Church in North Branch with Father James David Hahn as Celebrant and Deacon Tom Langlois assisting. A visitation will be held from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. with a Rosary at 8:00 P.M. on Wednesday, June 23rd at Strike Funeral Home – Cambridge Chapel and also 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in North Branch.
Sarah Helen Kunza, daughter of Anton and Agnes (Michalski) Kunza was born December 27, 1917 at her parent’s farm home in North Branch Township in Isanti County. She spent her entire life in rural North Branch Township. She attended Weber District #34 school. Sarah was baptized and confirmed at St. Gregory’s Catholic Church in North Branch. On January 22, 1941 she was united in marriage to Joseph Kunza at St. Gregory’s Catholic Church. She and her husband Joe had fifty wonderful years of marriage together.
She was a hard working farm housewife who remained on the family farm all of her life. She was also employed by the Isanti Repackaging Plant for many years. She also worked at and retired from the Cambridge State Hospital. She loved and enjoyed her family so much. She was a member of the Isanti Senior Club for many years. Playing cards, gardening, canning, making pies and watching Wheel of Fortune were her favorite pastimes.
Sarah Kunza died on June 20, 2010 at Cambridge Medical Center at the age of 92 years, 5 months and 24 days. She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph, parents, Anton and Agnes, sisters, Anna and Marge, and brothers, John, Walter, Martin and Samuel.
Sarah is survived by three sons; James Kunza and his wife Joan of Cambridge, Jerry Kunza and his wife Linda of Elk River, and John Kunza and his wife Mary Jo of rural North Branch; one daughter, Jane Jensen and her husband Raymond of Cambridge; grandchildren, Jack Kunza (Janet Trebus and son Ben), Janet Hines and husband Patrick, Wayne Lindquist (Jamie Steffens), Gregory Lindquist and wife Deanna, Kerri Keller and husband Bill, and special grandson Joey Kunza; great-grandchildren, Michael Noren-Kunza, Amanda and Nicole Hines, Summer, Trevor and Brody Lindquist, and Mitchell and Riley Keller; and by many other relatives and friends, and special friend Jody Beagley.