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Virginia Irene "Ginger" Manahl Kuntz
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Birth: Oct. 12, 1942
Death: Jan. 8, 2011

Virginia I. "Ginger" Kuntz, 68, of 2621 Lobo Lane, passed away Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, at The Finley Hospital, Dubuque, of natural causes.

Services will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main St., where friends may call after 4 p.m. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.

She was born on Oct. 12, 1942, in Dubuque, daughter of Oliver D. and Ethel L. (Taylor) Manahl. She attended Nativity School and graduated from the Visitation Academy in 1961.

She married Gerald W. Kuntz on April 27, 1963, at Nativity Catholic Church.
Ginger worked as a receptionist for Dr. Gene Hoffmann's dentist's office until she started her family. She was a full-time wife and mother until their children were grown.

Ginger enjoyed playing bingo twice per week and going to the "dog track" and the Diamond Jo to spend a few dollars. She also enjoyed spending time walking and shopping with her sisters. She bowled and played volleyball for many years. She was regularly in attendance for many of the grandchildren's sporting events.

Surviving are her husband of 47 years, Jerry Kuntz, of Dubuque; four daughters, Laura (John) Riedl, of Dubuque, Sandy (Tony) Jaynes, of Cedar Falls, Iowa, Christy (Gus) Estrano, of Surprise, Ariz., and Kelli (Joe Lounds) Kuntz, of Avondale, Ariz.; a son, Mark Kuntz, of Bettendorf, Iowa; seven grandchildren, Tim, Dan and Taylor Riedl, Jake and Ali Jaynes and Jaelyn and Mikaela Estrano; five sisters, Mary Lou (George) Wood, of Birchwood, Wis., Rita (James) Weber, of Prescott Valley, Ariz., Betsy Manahl, of Dubuque, Jan (Moe) Blum, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Joyce (Dennis) Wiltfang, of Dubuque; and a brother, Ed (Betty Jo) Manahl, of Pedricktown, N.J.

She was preceded in death a son, Jeff, in infancy; a sister, Dolores Jean Bridges(FAG# 408648); and two brothers, Roger David (FAG#16798288) and Robert Paul (infant) (FAG#16798376) Manahl.

The family requests no flowers. A Virginia I. "Ginger" Kuntz Memorial Fund has been established.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

Wednesday, January 12, 2011
4:00 PM until 7:00 PM
Behr's Funeral Home
1491 Main St.
Dubuque, IA 52001

Wednesday, January 12, 2011
7:00 PM
Behr's Funeral Home
1491 Main St.
Dubuque, IA 52001 
Family links: 
  Oliver David Manahl (1902 - 1998)
  Ethel Lillian Taylor Manahl (1906 - 1995)
  Jeffrey James Kuntz (1973 - 1973)*
  Dolores Jean Manahl Bridges (1929 - 1998)*
  John Edwin Manahl (1932 - 2011)*
  Roger David Manahl (1935 - 1956)*
  Virginia Irene Manahl Kuntz (1942 - 2011)
  Robert Paul Manahl (1947 - 1947)*
*Calculated relationship
Mount Calvary Cemetery
Dubuque County
Iowa, USA
Maintained by: D Manahl
Originally Created by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye
Record added: Jan 11, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64072578
Virginia Irene Ginger <i>Manahl</i> Kuntz
Added by: daveat1910
Virginia Irene Ginger <i>Manahl</i> Kuntz
Added by: D Manahl
Virginia Irene Ginger <i>Manahl</i> Kuntz
Added by: D Manahl
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It's been one year since you left us. We still miss you as much as that day.
- D Manahl
 Added: Jan. 9, 2012
RIP Aunt Ginger. You are loved and missed by all of us.
- D Manahl
 Added: Jan. 11, 2011

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