Paul Gerald Kunz, 75, passed away on Thursday, October 29, 2020 surrounded by his family at Crook County Hospital in Sundance, WY. Paul was born on July 30, 1945 to Charles A. and Mildred A. (Gile) Kunz in Emmetsburg, Iowa. He attended schools in Iowa and graduated from Mallard High School in 1962. After graduating high school, he started his own farm. Due to being flooded out two times, he sold his farm and started to do truck driving for Ferkin’s Trucking.
Paul met and married Carol Hiatt. Four children were born to this union. Paul and Carol later divorced. Paul moved to Kentucky for six months and then moved back to his father’s farm and helped his parents out for two years. He then moved to Wyoming and worked for the Barton Ranch for a few years. After the ranch, he went to work in the oilfields in 1982.
Paul met Pamelia in 1981 at the Hub Café in Moorcroft after she poured a pitcher of water in his lap. The couple was married December 24, 1982 and had two sons. After his marriage, he drove trucks for the NCRA oilfield and later True Oil. Paul never retired and continue to work till the day he died.
Paul loved to ride horses, hunting, shooting his rifle and having pistol contests with his sons. His passion for the last year was Sporting Clay. He loved watching his grandchildren in all of their activities, as well.
Paul was a member of the NRA, Elk Foundation, lifetime member of Turkey Federation and also a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church of Moorcroft.
Paul is survived by his wife of 39 years, Pam Kunz of Moorcroft, WY; daughters, Jackie Imming, Sandy Kunz, Juilie (Lonnie) Lorton; sons, Vance (Lauren) Kunz and Clayton; step-daughter, Samantha (Joseph) Mansell; step-son, Gordon (Celeste) Hagstron; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Jessica, Trenton, Clarissa, Callie, Hattie and Tylie, Joseph, Jesse, Elizabeth, Tucker and Hayden; and great-granddaughter, Gabby. Paul was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Sherry Mehan; twin brothers, Daniel and David Kunz.
A memorial has been established in Paul’s name to benefit St. Jude’s.
Mass of Christian Burial for Paul Kunz will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, November 6, 2020, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Moorcroft, WY with Father Bryce Lungren officiating; interment to follow at Pine Haven Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Moorcroft, WY; vigil to begin at 6:00 p.m.
Memorials and condolences can be sent to Walker Funeral Home, 410 S. Medical Arts Court, Gillette, Wyoming 82716. Condolences may also be expressed at www.walkerfuneralgillette.com.