Carmen Kuntz


After a three-year battle with advanced Melanoma, Carmen Renae Kuntz, 57, of Bismarck, ND, passed away on November 11, 2020, at Sanford Health, Bismarck.


Visitation for family and friends will be from 1:00 – 3:00 PM on Sunday, November 15, 2020 at Bismarck Funeral Home, 3723 Lockport Street (Hwy 83 North).   Burial will be held at 4:00 PM at Friendship Cemetery, rural Glen Ullin.


Carmen was born in Bismarck on August 26, 1963 to Donald and Irene (Sprecher) Wetzel.   She graduated with honors form Glen Ullin High School in 1981 and Bismarck Junior College in 1984.


Carmen had the fastest hand and eye coordination, solving the Rubik’s cube, which served her well in her job doing data entry at the Bismarck Tribune for 35 years and at the Design Wizards, who became like family to her.  Up until a year ago, when she first entered the hospital, she delivered the Bismarck Tribune for 25 years, which she greatly enjoyed. With never a complaint, she worked up until one month ago.


In 1987, Carmen married James Kerry Kuntz.  Together they had three children, Kari (Steve) Schumacher, Shane (Chasidy Nelson), and Casey.  Her children were her life; they all loved watching and playing sports and Carmen was always their biggest cheerleader and attended all their events.  As they grew up, Carmen was so proud of the adults they had become and they followed her work ethic.  Her grandchildren, Natellie, Ryker, and Brynlee were her pride and joy.


Carmen loved playing volleyball and softball until she couldn’t play anymore. If the TV was on, you could find her watching an NFL game, Shark Week on Animal Planet, and game or reality competition shows.  Besides sports, she also liked to read, go to movies, and listen and sing to gospel music.


With her gift to gab and always a smile on her face, she made friends wherever she went.  There just are not enough words to describe Carmen.  She will be greatly missed by many!


Left to mourn her are her children; grandchildren; mother, Irene Wetzel of New Salem; her sister, Vicky (Art) Weiss of New Salem; her brother, Brian (Linda) Wetzel of Queen Valley, AZ; her aunt, Carol Sprecher of Glen Ullin; aunt and uncle, Darlene and Rudy Peltz of Bismarck; and many cousins and friends.


She is preceded in death by her precious father, Donald Wetzel; grandparents, Willie and Adella (Nagel) Wetzel and Jacob and Pauline Sprecher; aunts and uncles, Phyllis and Harold Kinsella, Dorothy and Joe Duppong, and James and Elaine Sprecher; and her pal, Bear.


To sign the online guestbook and share memories with her family, please go to www.bismarckfuneralhome.com.


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