AKKERMAN-INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA
Michael Kunst, of Ogilvie, MN, died on Monday, November 23, 2015 due to an auto accident. He was 60 years old.
FUNERAL SERVICES will be held on Saturday, November 28th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Kathryn’s Catholic Church in Ogilvie.
VISITATION will be on Saturday, November 28th from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at the church.
INTERMENT will be at St. Kathryn’s Cemetery.
Michael Anthony Kunst, of Ogilvie, MN, passed away on November 23, 2015 in a motor vehicle accident only 1½ miles from his home. He was 60 years old.
Michael was born May 23, 1955 in Milaca, MN. He was the firstborn son to Anthony and Mary (Jansen) Kunst. He was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic faith. He attended Ogilvie Public Schools and graduated in 1973. He attended vocational technical school for welding. His jobs in life included a cook at Sportsman’s Café back in the early 70’s and a laborer at the Braham Feed Mill. Mike then went to the Grasston Feed Mill where he started out on the floor, and then worked his way up to manager. He was employed there for more than thirty years.
Mike married Laurie Kulyas on April 14, 1986. He was blessed with four children Chad, Ryan, Kari, and Katie, the true miracle who he nicknamed Moe. Mike loved the outdoors. He loved ice fishing and hunting. He was so proud of his daughter Katie, when she shot her first deer this season. On Sundays, Mike enjoyed watching Vikings games with his friend, Darold. And on Monday mornings, he would often have coffee with his friend, Randee. Mike could often be found in the yard. He enjoyed tending to the garden and taking care of the numerous and various animals on the family hobby farm. Mike had a huge heart. He always said that he never wanted a horse at the farm, but when his youngest daughter asked, she got a horse. Mike was an amazing husband, father, and “Papa”. The grandkids were his pride and joy, and everything he did was meant to be an example of love, responsibility, and encouragement.
Michael was preceded in death by his infant brother, Richard; grandparents; Uncle Bill (his favorite uncle) and other relatives.
He is survived by his wife, Laurie; parents, Anthony and Mary Kunst; children, Chad (Stephanie), Ryan (Jessica), Kari (Joshua), and Katie; grandchildren, Kyler, Karissa, and Kendra; brothers, Dennis (Cheryl) and Doug (Denise); sisters, Barbara (Gordy) Ranta, Kathy (George) Hampy, and Diane (Bill) Garceau; many other relatives and friends.