Richard Dee Kunze
02/22/1936 – 02/07/2020
Obituary for Richard Dee Kunze
Richard Dee Kunze, 83, of Sedalia passed away Friday, February 7, 2020 at Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia. He was born on February 22, 1936 in Marshall, MO the son of Wilburn H. and Charlena (Robbins) Kunze, who preceded him in death.
On January 1, 1984 in Lake of the Ozarks, MO he was united in marriage to Una Faye Dawson, who resides in the home.
Richard was a farmer who farmed in both Saline County and Sedalia most of his life. He graduated from Marshall High School and attended Central Missouri State University at Warrensburg and Boseman College, Montana. He enjoyed raising horses, trail rides, and hunting. He and Faye belonged to Good Sam’s Travel Club and enjoyed traveling across several states together. He was a member of Parkview Christian Church.
In addition to his wife, Faye, survivors include two daughters, Sherry Youngblood (Keith) of Alaska, and Karel Vogelsmeier (Alan) of Concordia, MO; three step-children, Kathleen Dawson Marsh of Warsaw, MO, Michael Bruce Dawson of Sedalia, MO, and Lisa Dawson Swailes (Todd) of Overland Park, KS; twelve grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Martha Miller of Colorado.
A graveside service and burial will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, February 14, 2020 at Crown Hill Cemetery with Pastor Jeff Randleman officiating.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 14, 2020 at Rea Funeral Chapel.
Pallbearers will be Adrin Marsh, Alan Swailes, Austin Swailes, Andrew Swailes, Nicholas Dawson, Slim Hayes, Logan Estes, Josiah Krause.
Honorary bearers will be Charles Merk, Dr. and Mrs. Doug Kiburz, Nick Virus, Dakota Sullivan.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sedalia Senior Center or to Parkview Christian Church in care of Rea Funeral Chapel.
1001 S Limit
Sedalia, MO 65301
701 N. Engineer
Sedalia, MO 65301
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