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Fritz Kuenzel

June 15, 1934 — December 28, 2017

Fritz R. Kuenzel, 83, of Wakeman, passed away on December 28, 2017 at the Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky. He was born on June 15, 1934, in Lakewood, OH to the late Norbert and Minnie (Sykes) Kuenzel. Fritz grew up in Avon Lake and has lived in the Wakeman area since 1970. He was a graduate of Avon Lake High School and was inducted into the Music Hall of Fame. Fritz served in the US Marines and played in the Parris Island Base Band, and retired from the Avon Lake Water Department as a filter operator. He was a freelance tuba player and performed in several area jazz and concert bands across Northeast Ohio. He was an active member of the Wakeman Congregational Church and Wakeman Caring Community. He enjoyed roller skating, and driving his 1928 Durant. He is survived by his companion Diane Schreiner, his children, Keely (John) Krumwiede, of Wakeman, Fritz (Tammy) Kuenzel, of Norwalk, Adam (Judy) Kuenzel, of Wakeman, and Guy (Amy) Kuenzel, of Flintstone, GA, an identical twin brother Hans (Judy) Kuenzel, of Avon Lake, nine grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife Linda (Hartman), his longtime companion Beverly Huddleston, and a brother David. Friends may call on Saturday from 4:00 to 8:00 at the Morman Funeral Home, 16 Cooper Street, Wakeman. Visitation will also be held one hour prior to services on Sunday at 2:00 pm at the Wakeman Congregational Church 14 Abbott Street, Wakeman. Burial will follow at Wakeman Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at mormanfuneralhome.com Memorial contributions may be made to the Wakeman Congregational Church.

Public Viewing

Date & Time:
Saturday, December 30, 2017
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:
Morman Funeral Home
16 Cooper Street
Wakeman, OH 44889

Public Viewing

Date & Time:
Sunday, December 31, 2017
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location:
Wakeman Congregational Church
14 Abbott Street
Wakeman, OH 44889

Funeral Service

Date & Time:
Sunday, December 31, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location:
Wakeman Congregational Church
14 Abbott Street
Wakeman, OH 44889
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