Sunday, March 23, 2003

Obituary: Harold Eugene Kundert - Class of 1929

MADISON - Harold Eugene Kundert, age 91, died on March 20, 2003, at Meriter Hospital. He was born May 12, 1911, in New Glarus, Wis. the third child of Rudolph J. Kundert and Alma S. Kundert (yes, Alma's maiden name was also Kundert, but not related!) He attended school in New Glarus until age 16. The family then moved to Madison and he graduated from Madison Central High School. Harold worked for several banks until 1942, when he joined the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). He retired from FDIC 32 years later. On February 20, 1944, he married Helen J. Hogan of Waunakee and in the next three years they had three sons, Rudy, Michael and Paul. They first lived in Indianapolis, and then Wausau, Wis., Appleton, Wis. and finally Madison, Wis. After Helen died on August 31, 1980, Harold moved to Lake Havasu City, Ariz. where Rudy, a Catholic Priest, was pastor of a parish. As he got older he decided that he wanted to be closer to his brother and sisters and moved back to Madison in 1991. He lived in the Meriter Towers and after suffering a heart attack and two strokes in 1998 he moved to the Meriter Health Care Center. He is survived by sons, Paul and his wife Kathy Kundert of Green Bay, Wis., and Michael, and his wife Julie of Evanston, Ill. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Josh, Mark and Casey. Finally he is survived by his extended family, and all of the staff and neighbors at the Meriter Health Care Center. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother Palmer; his sisters Mariam (Arthur) Hannum, Pauline (Frank) Bergman and Viola (Edward) Hansen. Also his wife Helen died in 1980 and a son, Rudy, in 1998. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at ST. RAPHAEL'S CATHEDRAL, 222 W. Main St., Madison, on Monday, March 24, 2003, at 10 a.m. The Rev. Stan Drongowski, O.P. will officiate with burial in Resurrection Cemetery. Friends may call at JOYCE-RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 5701 Odana Road, on Sunday, March 23, 2003, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friends may also call at the church on Monday from 9 a.m. until the service time. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Diabetes Foundation or the V Foundation., Joyce-Ryan Funeral Home 5701 Odana Road 608-274 1000

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on March 23, 2003

Harold Kundert's class year is based in information in the 1929 Tychoberahn, where he is pictured among the members of the June graduating class.

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