Maxine M. Kunz, 74, Jasper

Maxine M. Kunz, 74, of Jasper, passed away at 8:05 p.m. on Monday, January 7, 2019, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. 

Maxine was born in Dale on February 16, 1944, to Ida Gogel and her husband Ray Haug. She married Ronald Kunz on May 6, 1966, in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Dale.

She was a 1962 graduate of Dale High School. Maxine and her husband were co-owners of Heichelbech’s Restaurant in Jasper for 29 years. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Jasper. She enjoyed fishing and playing cards and was an avid I.U. basketball, St. Louis Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts and Indiana Pacers fan. 

She is survived by her husband, Ronald Kunz of Jasper; two sons, Curt (Becky) Kunz of Jasper and Steve Kunz and his companion, Jane Wendholt, of Jasper; two grandchildren, Austin (Elisabeth) Kunz of Celestine and Elizabeth Kunz of Jasper; three sisters, Mary Ann (Dave) Ferguson of Huntingburg, Patty (Robert) Trueblood of Madison and Rita (Dave) Barnett, Cincinnati, Ohio; two brothers, Dennis (Clara “Toots”) Gogel of St. Henry and Bill (Attilia) Gogel of Winter Haven, Fla. 

Preceding her in death are two brothers, Charles and Harvey Gogel. 

A Mass of Christian Burial for Maxine M. Kunz will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 12, 2019, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Jasper with burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery in Jasper. 

A visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until the 11:00 a.m. service time at the church on Saturday. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church or to a favorite charity.

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5 Responses to Maxine M. Kunz, 74, Jasper

  1. Louise Kluesner Gudorf January 8, 2019 at 5:38 pm #

    You have my sympathy… prayers for the family. She was an absolute sweetheart.

  2. Cyndi looney January 8, 2019 at 6:37 pm #

    So sorry to hear this she was always really nice to me and a good friend to my mom prayers for all

  3. Beth Gudorf January 8, 2019 at 7:59 pm #

    You have our sympathy!!! She was a very sweet lady!! Prayers for the family!

  4. Michelle Sherman January 8, 2019 at 10:04 pm #

    So very sorry to hear of Max’s passing! She was such a wonderful sweet lady! Prayers to the Kunz family at this difficult time.

  5. Stephen Smith January 9, 2019 at 9:06 am #

    Max, you were a bright spot in our days. Rest in peace.
    Steve and Mary Ann Smith