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Paul Kunza, 65, of Erhard, Minn., formerly of Perham, passed away on March 5 at Sanford Health in Fargo, N.D. A memorial mass will be held on Saturday, March 8, beginning at 11 a.m. at St. Henry's Catholic Church in Perham with visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be held in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery, Perham, at a later date.

Paul was born on June 7, 1948 in Perham to Louis and Barbara (Bucholz) Kunza. He graduated from Perham High School in 1966 and attended Detroit Lakes Tech for Architecture. After his college years, Paul returned to the family farm and farmed until 1999. He worked a short time at Barrel O' Fun until his retirement in 2011 when he moved to Erhard. Paul enjoyed camping, fishing, riding on the pontoon, trips to the casino, driving around looking at crops even after retirement, trips on the golf cart, taking care of his "crops," his massive garden and doing whatever he could on his New Holland tractor.

Paul was a people person who always enjoyed visiting with friends and family. He also enjoyed spending time with his four grandsons whenever he could. Paul will be remembered for his gentle kindness, his joking ways with his grandchildren and his ability to talk to anyone regardless of their age.

Paul leaves behind his daughter, Karla (Jeff) Johnson of Fargo, N.D; his son, Mikel (Tanya) Kunza of Moorhead, Minn.; his grandsons, Drake, Adam, Luke and Andrew Kunza; his sister, Beatrice Huss of Michigan; brother-in-law, John Breher; special friend, Pam Carter; along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Preceding Paul in death are his parents; his wife, Doris; and his sister, Delores Breher.

Schoeneberger Funeral Home - Perham, is handling the arrangements. For online condolences, visit