Obituary for Fritz Kuenzel

Fritz R. Kuenzel, 83, of Wakeman, passed away on December 28, 2017 at the Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky. He was born on June 15, 1934, in Lakewood, OH to the late Norbert and Minnie (Sykes) Kuenzel. Fritz grew up in Avon Lake and has lived in the Wakeman area since 1970. He was a graduate of Avon Lake High School and was inducted into the Music Hall of Fame. Fritz served in the US Marines and played in the Parris Island Base Band, and retired from the Avon Lake Water Department as a filter oper ...
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Fritz R. Kuenzel, 83, of Wakeman, passed away on December 28, 2017 at the Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky. He was born on June 15, 1934, in Lakewood, OH to the late Norbert and Minnie (Sykes) Kuenzel. Fritz grew up in Avon Lake and has lived in the Wakeman area since 1970. He was a graduate of Avon Lake High School and was inducted into the Music Hall of Fame. Fritz served in the US Marines and played in the Parris Island Base Band, and retired from the Avon Lake Water Department as a filter operator. He was a freelance tuba player and performed in several area jazz and concert bands across Northeast Ohio. He was an active member of the Wakeman Congregational Church and Wakeman Caring Community. He enjoyed roller skating, and driving his 1928 Durant. He is survived by his companion Diane Schreiner, his children, Keely (John) Krumwiede, of Wakeman, Fritz (Tammy) Kuenzel, of Norwalk, Adam (Judy) Kuenzel, of Wakeman, and Guy (Amy) Kuenzel, of Flintstone, GA, an identical twin brother Hans (Judy) Kuenzel, of Avon Lake, nine grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife Linda (Hartman), his longtime companion Beverly Huddleston, and a brother David. Friends may call on Saturday from 4:00 to 8:00 at the Morman Funeral Home, 16 Cooper Street, Wakeman. Visitation will also be held one hour prior to services on Sunday at 2:00 pm at the Wakeman Congregational Church 14 Abbott Street, Wakeman. Burial will follow at Wakeman Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at mormanfuneralhome.com Memorial contributions may be made to the Wakeman Congregational Church.
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Recent Condolence Notes

Sunday, 12/31/2017
I remember Fritz and Hans well from out time together at Avon Lake High School. We played together in the High School band, Dance Band and and various special functions. Many good times and much laughter. His friendship is still truly valued these many years later. God Speed, good friend.
Jack Ziegler
- Jack Ziegler

Saturday, 12/30/2017
Dear Fritz Family,
I am sad to hear about the passing of Fritz. He was always a very cheerful and interesting person. I enjoyed talking to him many times at our Commodore Perry Antique Car club gatherings. Fritz will be missed.

Jim Clark
- Jim Clark

Dear Family of Fritz.
We are sad to hear about Fritz, and wish he could have come back to us at Earlyjas. He was a wonderful musician and friend.
We enjoyed his playing in the NEW ORLEANS STOMPER'S traditional band.. Although we did not get to see you roller skate,
we can imagine your expertise.
Charlotte and Jack
- Charlotte Reid

Friday, 12/29/2017
To the whole Kuenzel fam: my condolences on your loss. May the love of family and friends will comfort and strengthen you in the days ahead. (Deb Jehle)
- Deb Giannaris

Dad I am sorry I never got back to see you. Thank for sharing and taking time for Amy and Caleb.

Guy C. Kuenzel
- Guy C Kuenzel

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