Martha Kuntz, 99, Jasper

Martha KuntzMartha Kuntz, 99, of Jasper, died Friday (December 27) in St. Charles Health Campus in Jasper. She was born in Boone Township December, 27, 1914, to Otto W. Braun and Caroline Schnarr Braun. She married Walter J. (Red) Kuntz September 21, 1939, He preceded her in death on July 11, 1969.

Martha worked for Greater Jasper school system for 25 years in the cafeteria department. She also worked for the Wheel Stop restaurant, the American Legion, and Calumet Lake. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, the St. Ann’s Society, Daughters of Isabella, and the Grand Mothers Club. She enjoyed hobbies, playing cards, the Indiana Pacers, and Jasper Wildcats basketball.

Surviving is one daughter, Carolyn Kidwell and husband Bob, Jasper, and one son, Larry Kuntz and wife Carolyn, Jasper; six grandchildren, Greg and Scott Kuntz, Rene Kreilein, Tina Schmidt, Lynn Bauer and Phil Kidwell; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one great-great-grandson and one brother, Paul Braun.

Funeral services at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper with burial following in Fairview Cemetery.
Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Sunday at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper. a Rosary will be prayed at 2 p.m. Sunday by the St. Ann’s Society and the Daughter of Isabella. Memorials contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Precious Blood Catholic Church, or to the St. Charles Health Campus. Online condolences may be made at


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