Kuntze, Erma

Born: Aug 30, 1927
Died: May 22, 2018


KUNTZE, ERMA  (Jantzi)
Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at her residence, Knollcrest Lodge, Milverton.  Erma was born 90 years ago, August 30, 1927, in Wellesley Township and was the daughter of the late Ezra B and Fannie E Jantzi (Erb). 
Erma is reunited with her husband the late Russell Kuntze.  Beloved mother to; John William (Elsie May), Helen (Jamie) MacAlpine, Howard Russel (Tilly) and Murray Jacob (Lisa).  Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren; Russell, Rob (Cécile), Amy (Marc) Chartrand, Scott (Sarah), Becky (Jeff) Jantzi, Ryan (Mandy), Jonathon “Barney” (Adrienne), Alicia (Anand) and Kate (Kyle).  Dearly missed by her great-grandchildren; Thibault MacAlpine, James Chartrand, Sophie, Sadie, Seth MacAlpine, Briony, Linden, Owen Jantzi, Ethan, Ainsley LeBlanc, James, Arran Kuntze, McKenna, Gabrielle & Violet Kuntze.  Survived by her sisters-in-laws; Barb Jantzi, Joan Jantzi, Muriel Kuntze, Joyce Kuntze and Mary Gropp.  Predeceased by her brothers; Al (Eleanor) and Elmer, sister; Annie (Alvin) Erb, brothers-in-law; Cecil (Pansy), Neil, Ivan (Mary), Albert and Harold Gropp as well as by her father and mother-in-law Jacob and Ella Kuntze (Roth).
Erma spent her time quilting and, in the garden, gardening.  Family was very important to Erma, cooking wonderful meals for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A private family service will take place on Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, Milverton.  Interment in the Kingwood Reformed Mennonite Cemetery. 
The family of Erma kindly declines flowers, donations would be accepted to Knollcrest Lodge Recreation and Leisure or a charity of one’s choice.
Online condolences and donation information available at www.markjutzifuneralhomes.ca

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Service Information


May 27, 2018


2:00 p.m.


Mark Jutzi Funeral Home – Milverton
7 Spencer Street
Milverton, Ontario
N0K 1M0
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Knollcrest Lodge
50 William Street
P.O. Box 453
Milverton, ON
N0K 1M0
(519) 595-8121

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Condolence from Rick and Anne Graul sent on May 27, 2018

To the Kuntze family. We send our condolences in this sad time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Cherish all the wonderful memories of your Mom, Grandmother,and Great grandmother.

Condolence from Mariette and Roger Pauli sent on May 27, 2018

So sorry for your loss, take comfort in your memories , at this time of sadness, thoughts and prayers go out to the family x.

Condolence from Don and MaryPatricia Kocher sent on May 26, 2018

Sending the Kuntze family our sincere sympathy at this sad time. It will be difficult for you to say farewell to your loving mother, grandmother and g.g. You will miss her so much. All the special memories of her, will live on in the hearts of her family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Condolence from Denise Paquin (Timmins) sent on May 25, 2018

Helen and Family,
My deepest condolences on the loss of your mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother. I can tell from the stories I’ve heard from Amy that her Grandma Kuntze was a woman to be admired. My thoughts are with you all.

Condolence from Stan & Lisa Kuepfer sent on May 25, 2018

Dear Kuntze Family, you have our heartfelt sympathy at this difficult time. Erma was such a sweet, kind lady, you will have many beautiful memories to cherish. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Condolence from Kathy Mutch sent on May 24, 2018

Please accept my most sincere condolences. You will miss her very much.

Condolence from Shelley Johnston sent on May 24, 2018

Helen and family,
I am so sorry, we are never ready to lose our mom! As you celebrate your mom, surround yourself with your memories and revel in the long forgotten stories others have to share. Smile when you can and honour a life well lived.
Hugs to you all.

Condolence from Terry Gerber sent on May 23, 2018

My prayers and thoughts are with the Kuntze and Jantzi families she was a kind and caring lady who I got to know well in Country Meadows in Brunner