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Thomas Kunz

May 26, 1940 — January 9, 2020

Thomas Kunz

Thomas R. Kunz

Age 79 of Wilmington, passed away Thursday January 9, 2020 at the Joliet Area Community Hospice Home.

Born May 26, 1940 in Palo Alto County, Iowa, Thomas Roger was a son of Alvin and Dorothy (nee Dunn) Kunz. He was raised and educated in Wilmington, and graduated from Wilmington High School. Thomas worked as an operator at Nicor Gas for ten years, and Citgo Gas for an additional 26 years until his retirement.

He enjoyed being out on the open road. Whether it was just going out for a spontaneous dinner or traveling across the country, Thomas was happiest when he was out and about. He loved working on cars, and would always keep his Jeeps and his 1963 Chevy Corvette in great shape.

Survivors include his wife: Peggy Kunz of Wilmington, whom he married on August 13, 2006; two step-children: Tina Good of Wilmington, and George (Jennifer) Good of Diamond; three step-grandchildren: Amber, Abagale, and Lacie Good; one brother and two sisters: Bill (Peg) Kunz of Saint Charles, Dorothy (Jim) Vanderhyden of Elwood, and Rosemary (Tore) Stole of Webster Grove, Missouri; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law: Edith Jaudon of Wilmington, Pam (Dave) Loveland of Essex, and Paula (Doug) Barnett of Joliet; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Thomas was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife: Gloria Kunz; his daughter: Katrina Kunz; and two brothers and one sister: Jim Kunz, Joe Kunz, and Pat Barney.

Visitation and video tribute will be Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 East Kahler Road, in Wilmington from 4:00 p.m. until time of funeral service at 7:00 p.m., officiated by Deacon Jay Plese.

Flameless cremation rites will be accorded following the funeral services, and inurnment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery, Wilmington.

Family and friends may sign the online guest book, upload photographs, or share Thomas' memorial page by logging onto:

Funeral services and flameless cremation arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington (815) 476-2181.

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