Zora M. Kundinger January 9, 1922 - January 6, 2014
Zora Kundinger, age 91, of Park Falls, passed away on January 6, at Park Manor Nursing Home, under the care of Flambeau Home Health and Hospice.
Zora was born in Glidden, Wisconsin, the youngest daughter of Peter and Lucy Murkovich. She graduated from Glidden High School in 1939, where she was an outstanding and involved student. On June 8, 1943, she married Louis R. (Lutz) Kundinger, and for the next 23 years Zora was the consummate Air Force wife, orchestrating frequent moves with competence and always ensuring each station was a comfortable home to her husband and her four children. Her most fulfilling role was being a Mother, and Zora was a darn good one -- and manifestly proud of her children. She was an dedicated crossword puzzler; a brilliant bridge player; an avid reader; a fervent Packer Backer; and an enthusiastic spectator at the sporting events of her grandchildren. Zora also particularly enjoyed being included in The Kundinger Cousins Birthday gatherings and playing “Nickels.”
Zora is survived by her devoted children: Tom (Ravelle), Horseshoe Bay, TX; Linda, Park Falls, WI ; Bob (Donna), Lexington, KY; and Steve (special friend Sue Banski), Waukesha, WI. She is also survived by her special grandchildren: Scott Sanders, Heather Neary (Jen), Channing Neary Adams (Roy), (Mark (Aela) Kundinger, Jake (Colleen) Kundinger, Andy (Jen) Kundinger, Kimberley Kundinger Meehan (Mike ), Pete Kundinger (Emily Reppert), and Jonathan Kundinger; as well as eight great grandchildren, who were the delight of her life: Jenna, Bailey, and Kaitlyn Sanders; Luke, Cassidy and Jack Kundinger; Hailey and Drew Kundinger; Bradyn and Parker Kundinger; and Kaya Kundinger. Zora is also survived by numerous relatives, including Louise Kundinger Warren; Patti and Bob Witt; Jim and Sheila Stilin. Zora was blessed with many friends, including Dawn Slack, who brought her tremendous joy and laughter as well as Holy Communion; and the ever-steadfast Frosty Vuchetich and Helen McGregor.
Zora was predeceased by her loving husband; her Mother and Father; her siblings, Anne Murkovich, Mary Stilin, Pete Murkovich, Edward (Mattie) Murkovich, Katherine Murkovich, and her granddaughter, Lori Kundinger.
A celebration of her life will be held at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Park Falls, on January 9, 2014, Deacon Chet Ball officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until the hour of service at noon, followed by a birthday celebration at Padua Center at 1:00 p.m. Private family interment.
Our heartfelt gratitude to the Flambeau Hospital nursing staff, Park Manor Nursing Home administration and staff and Flambeau Hospice for their compassionate care.