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Lucille Kuntz, 92, Baraboo

May 5, 2019 GMT

Lucille Larsen Kuntz, 92, of Baraboo, passed away peacefully at 4:15 a.m. Thursday March 7, 2019, at Oak Park Place.

She was born April 24, 1926, near Shell Lake in Washburn County, and was the eldest child born to Laura (Wolkow) and Howard Larsen.

When Lucille was 12 years of age, the family moved to the Baraboo area where she graduated from Baraboo High School in 1944.

In 1948, she married Wesley John Kuntz. He preceded her in death in 1986.

Lucille and Wesley were the parents of four children, John (Mary) Wesley Kuntz Collins of Baraboo, James (deceased), Linda (Dan) Adelman of Australia, and Beth (Philip) Foss of Bloomington, Minnesota.


Lucille enjoyed her family, photography, square dancing and travel.

She lived independently nearly to the age of 91, when she became a resident of Oak Park Place in Baraboo. There she continued to enjoy visitors and special television programs.

Lucille is survived by three children; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers, Ted Larsen of Sauk City, Edward (Marlene) Larsen of Sauk City; her sister, Mary Jean (Bob) Peterson of Brookfield, Illinois; sisters-in-law, Elaine Larsen of Elkorn, Donna Larsen of Baraboo; numerous nieces, nephews; other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband and son, James, Lucille was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Clara Klemm; her brothers, Howard Larsen, Tom Larsen and a baby brother; brother-in-law, Robert Klemm; and sisters-in-law, Millie Larsen and Lynn Larsen.

She was a longtime supporter of the Baraboo Public Library; Lucille loved to read and listen to recorded books. Those who wish to may leave a memorial in her name to the Baraboo Public Library or to the family.

Services for Lucille will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 11, 2019, at Emanuel United Methodist Church, 101 14th St., Baraboo, with Pastor Blake Overlien officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church. A luncheon at church will follow the service. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.