Joseph  Kunches
Joseph Kunches

Visitation: Monday, December 17th, 2012 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM at St. Patrick Crane Road Church

Service: Monday, December 17th, 2012 at 10:30 AM at St. Patrick Crane Road Church

Burial Location: Private


Joseph C. Kunches, age 87, of St. Charles, died peacfully Thursday, December 13, 2012 at Delnor Community Hospital, Geneva.

He was born November 6, 1925 in Aurora, IL.

Joe graduated from Marmion Military Academy in 1942. He was a veteran in the U.S. Army serving in Europe. After his discharge in 1945 he was awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star.

He married Helen Irene Spriet on September 26, 1946 at St. Patrick Church in St. Charles. He was employed by Medical Protective Company out of Fort Wayne Indiana. Joe retired in 1990.

He was an active member of the Exchange Club of the Tri Cities. He was appointed by the Mayor of St. Charles to the Police and Fire commission from 1979 to 1983.

He was an active parishioner of St. Patrick Church, and a member of the Third Order of St. Francis. He served on the organization Committee for the founding of St. John Neumann Parish in St. Charles.

He is survived by his beloved wife of over 66 years, Helen. Children, Mary Helen Chiappetta, Joseph M. (Linda) Kunches, Laureen (Pat Joyce) Kunches, Margaret Kunches, Patricia(Steve) Schapiro, John Kunches, and Jim (Denae) Kunches. He is also survived by his loving sister, Mary Jo Ertmann, many grandchildren, great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Lillian (nee Hoben) Kunches.

Funeral Mass will be held 10:30 A.M. Monday, December 17th at St. Patrick Crane Road Church 6N487 Crane Road Church St. Charles. Monsignor Joseph Linster officiating. Burial will be private. Visitation will be held from 9:00 A.M. until the time of the funeral mass Monday at the church.

Lieu of flowers contributions may be made to St. Patrick Church 6N487 Crane Road St. Charles, Il 60175 or the Mercy Home for Boys and Girls 1140 W. Jackson Blvd Chicago, IL. 60607

Dearest one, please know your family will love and miss you always.

To leave an online condolence or remembrance to the family, visit the funeral home’s obituary page at For more information, please call Yurs Funeral Home of St. Charles, 630-584-0060.


Gary and Laurie Weese from Deer River MN

"So sorry to hear of Joe's passing. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. "

Virginia Ross-Bolzak from Howell MI

"My thoughts and prayers will all of you during this difficult time. Peace be with you."





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