|Birth: ||Jan. 19, 1941|
|Death: ||Jul. 5, 2008|
Rock Island County
Ernest J. "Butch" Kunst, 67, of Milan, passed away Saturday, July 5, 2008, at Silver Cross Nursing Center, Rock Island.
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Milan. Visitation will be from noon to service time at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the family.
Ernest was born on Jan. 19, 1941, in Melrose Park, Ill., the son of Ernest J. Sr. and Duanne H. Fugmen Kunst. He married Joyce Pauline Poolevoorde. She preceded him in death on April 7, 1998. He later married Janet Mingee on April 29, 2002, in Rock Island.
Ernest was an Army veteran having served with the Military Police during the Korean Conflict.
Mr. Kunst was retired from John Deere Foundry, East Moline. Prior to working at the foundry, he was employed by Iowa-Illinois Gas and Electric Company. After retirement, Ernest worked on the Isle of Capri Casino, Bettendorf, and the Jumer's Casino, Rock Island, as a security officer and blackjack dealer.
He enjoyed spending time with his family and loved to rent and watch movies, especially Westerns.
Mr. Kunst was a member of Moline VFW Post 2153 and the Friendship Club at William Young.
Survivors include his wife, Janet; children and spouses, John and Sherry Nosa-Kunst, Moline, John and Deb Hughes Jr., Rock Island, Lora Hughes and Rowdy Stock, Davenport, Jeff and Nikki Hughes, Galesburg; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandson; brother, Fredrick Kunst, Milan; and numerous nieces and nephews. Ernest was preceded in death by his parents and first wife, Joyce.
Ernest J Kunst (1913 - 1977)
Joyce Pauline Poelvoorde Kunst (1940 - 1998)*
Created by: Gaye Hill
Record added: Dec 07, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62646939
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