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Jesse James Kuntzelman

December 17, 1923 February 13, 2011
Jesse James Kuntzelman
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Obituary for Jesse James Kuntzelman

Morris - Jesse James Kuntzelman, 87, of Morris, formerly of Winnebago, passed away Sunday, February 13, 2011, in his home. Born December 17, 1923, in Leaf River, the son of Jesse and Gladys (Pals) Kuntzelman. Jesse attended Winnebago High School, where he avidly enjoyed playing football. He was a proud WWII veteran; he fought bravely for his country's freedom. Jesse married Jennie Irene McDonald on January 16, 1946. While in the Rockford area, he farmed and worked for ComEd. His hobby was raising and showing Spotted Poland China swine. In 1976, Jesse and Jennie moved to Morris, where he continued to work for Com Ed, retiring in 1989. After his retirement, he became a dedicated Morris Redskins fan.

Jesse is lovingly survived by his daughters, Irene (Fred) Lestina and Shirley (Tom) Joyce, both of Morris; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Jennie on March 2, 2009; and brother, Richard Kuntzelman, in 1968.

Funeral Information

At Jesse's request, cremation rites were accorded and there will be no service.

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