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Official Obituary of

John "Robert" Kunzelman

April 26, 1943 ~ March 4, 2024 (age 80) 80 Years Old

John Kunzelman Obituary

John “Robert” Kunzelman Robert, a beloved man to many and pillar of his community, passed away unexpectedly at the age of 80 on March 4, 2024. His departure leaves a void that cannot be filled, but his legacy of love, faith, and hard work will continue to inspire all who knew him.

He was born in Tupper on April 26, 1943, where he grew to love farming and would eventually take over the family farm. As a young man he was incredibly athletic, he loved to run track & play baseball. He embodied the values of hard work, generosity and integrity at an early age and carried them throughout his years.

 In 1968 he married the love of his life, Sharon, they went on to raise two children and continued to farm for many years. In these years, he was a proud member of the Maine-Anjou Association and enjoyed raising, breeding and showing his purebred stock. Robert held a deep love and appreciation for animals and enjoyed going for an afternoon drive to check fields and pastures with his family. They would retire on an acreage just south of Plumas where his great passion for farming transitioned into a love for gardening. Growing vast gardens and reaping a bountiful harvest to share with both family and community members was something that brought him great happiness. He proudly maintained his antique tractors, driving them in community parades. In later years, his loyal dog, Nella, brought him joy and companionship.

He leaves to mourn his loving wife of 56 years, Sharon, his two children Kelly & Sandra, grandchildren Nicole (Calvin), Michelle (Joe) & Cayden, siblings Phyllis (Peter) & Don (Tanya), nieces & nephews Daniel, Tasha (Scott & children), Alex (Jessica), Katrina (Josh). Also left to cherish his memory are his brothers & sisters-in-law Robert, Carol (Dan), Kathryn (Larry), Hugh (Valdine), Janice (John) along with their families, brother in law Bernie Wright as well as many more family members & friends.

Robert was predeceased by his parents, Rudolph & Katie, his parents-in-law, Wilfred & Susan, sister-in-law Allison, nephew Vince, & son-in-law Brian.

He will be remembered as a man of strong faith. Baptized & confirmed into Plumas Zion Lutheran Church, he remained a steadfast member, serving the Lord for the entirety of his life.

 Rest in peace, dear Robert. Your memory will forever be cherished, and your spirit will live on in the hearts of all who knew you.

May you find eternal peace in the embrace of the land you loved so dearly.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that in honor of Robert’s lifelong commitment, donations be made to Plumas Zion Lutheran Church or the Volunteer Fire Department in Plumas.

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Public Viewing
March 19, 2024

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Clarke's Funeral Chapel, Gladstone

Funeral Service
March 20, 2024

1:00 PM
Zion Lutheran Church, Plumas


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