Ralph Edward Kuntz, age 73 of Lima, died at 5:11 a.m., Saturday, May 28, 2011 in St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima. He was born December 31, 1937 in Columbus, Ohio, and the son of Frank E. and Mildred L. Miller Kuntz. Both parents are deceased. On March 22, 1958 he married Helen Louise Wilson, who survives in Lima.
Mr. Kuntz was a 1955 graduate of Marion Harding High School in Marion, Ohio. He had a successful forty-four year career in the trucking industry. He was a member of the Cridersville United Methodist Church where he was very active in the CH-KI-Lo Food Pantry. He loved barber shop style music, was an avid Ohio State Football fan, and took pleasure in watching and feeding the birds. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather who will be greatly missed.
Other survivors include – 2 sons – Christopher Alan (Mary) Kuntz of Mason, Ohio; Kevin Lee (Kimberly) Kuntz of Sterling Heights, Michigan; 1 daughter – Lori Louise (Brien) Hagerman of Westerville, Ohio; 3 granddaughters – Aimee Kristen (Mike) McCollum; Kasey Leeann (Taylor) Barker; Kellie Louise Kuntz; 2 grandsons – Christopher Adam Kuntz and James Alexander Hagerman; 1 great grandson – Connor Patrick McCollum; 2 sisters – Nancy Farley of Whiting, New Jersey and Mary Ann (Richard) Eller of Collinsville, Oklahoma.
Funeral services will begin 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at Cridersville United Methodist Church, Cridersville. Rev. Jerry Wiles will officiate.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Monday, May 30, 2011 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville.
Memorial contributions may be made to CH-KI-LO Food Pantry or Cridersville United Methodist Church, 105 Shawnee Road, Cridersville, Ohio 45806.
Date: Monday, May 30, 2011
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Time: 10:30 am
Cridersville United Methodist Church
Address:105 Shawnee Road, Cridersville, OH, 45806