On Tuesday, October 10, 2023, Stanley Richard Kuntz passed from this earth at the age of 94. He was a loving, gentle, and kind husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was born November 25, 1928 in Kingfisher, Oklahoma to Ewald and Mary Vorderlandwehr Kuntz. He attended Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic grade school, and graduated from Kingfisher High School in 1947. He farmed several years with his father before enlisting in the Air Force in 1950. He served 4 years as a radar technician and Chaplain’s assistant. He returned to farming after leaving the service. On February 9, 1956, Stanley married Arlene Meier in a double ceremony with her twin sister Darlene and Bill Gruntmeir. He was a Charter Member of the Kingfisher Council of the Knights of Columbus, and served as Treasurer, and was also a member of the Elks Lodge. He and Arlene enjoyed traveling (49 states), camping, and the occasional casino slot machine. There was no limit to the amount of news he consumed. He always enjoyed a good nap, sometimes even in the shed! They retired from farming and moved to Edmond in 2010. In recent years, Stanley made his home at the Touchmark Retirement Center with his cat Baxter, where he made new friends and enjoyed activities such as bingo and cornhole.
Stanley was preceded in death by his wife Arlene, daughter Mary Elizabeth, and parents Ewald and Mary Kuntz. He is survived by children Lori (Mark) of Tulsa, Jan and Brad of Edmond, granddaughter Haley (Steven) Townsend of Lawrence, Kansas, great-grandsons Jack and Ben Townsend, and sisters Bernice Krittenbrink and Mary Penndorf. Memorials may be made to Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Kingfisher or the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00am, Monday, October 16 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church with burial following at Kingfisher Cemetery.
Under the direction of Sanders Funeral Service.