LeRoy Franklin Kunzer, age 77, of Zimmerman died September 14, 2010 at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids from complications of Multiple Myeloma. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Friday, September 17th at Strike Funeral Home – Isanti Chapel with Rev. Dan Nordin officiating. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Atna Cemetery.
LeRoy Franklin Kunzer was born July 17, 1933 in Stacy, Minnesota to Albert and Alice (Norberg) Kunzer. When LeRoy was ten years old the family moved to Hibbing and he attended schools there and met his future wife Arlene. On December 8th, 1952 He married Arlene Waldahl at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Hibbing. They made their home in Hibbing and started their family. LeRoy served his country in the US Army from 1954 – 1956 . After the service he worked for Security Garage in Hibbing. In 1965 they moved to Bloomington and LeRoy worked as a service advisor at Wally McCarthy Oldsmobile in Richfield. He loved his work and enjoyed talking with people. He retired in 1996 and in 2000 they moved to Zimmerman.
LeRoy loved his family dearly and was very active in their lives. He loved playing with the kids and grandkids, watching their sporting events, graduations, dance shows and activities. Many special memories were made together, going to the state fair, taking the grandchildren to the lake and eating ice cream, and organizing family reunions. He also enjoyed horseback riding, fishing, dancing ,especially the polka, playing cards, camping, snowmobiling, watching western movies, watching wrestling with his sons and attending and hosting garage sales.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of fifty seven years ,Arlene; five children, Alana Kunzer of Big Lake, LeRoy Kunzer Jr of Zimmerman, Lenny Kunzer of Zimmerman , Russ (Sue) Kunzer of Lino Lakes, and Kathy (Andy) Miller of Zimmerman, two brothers, Donald (Darlene) Kunzer of Cambridge, and Dennis Kunzer of Bloomington; one sister, Leola Tindal of Zimmerman; 9 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and by many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Albert and Alice; two brothers John and James; one sister, Donna Wertz; and granddaughter, Cherish.