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Christopher Lee Kunze

April 5, 1982 ~ July 30, 2019 (age 37)

Christopher Lee Kunze of Danville, IL died unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at the age of 37.

Chris was born April 5, 1982, in Danville, Illinois to Peggy and John Kunze. Equally a mischief- maker and a hard worker, between getting stung by a hundred bees and breaking too many bones for one person, Chris started his first job when he was ten, running a paper route in the neighborhood.

After graduating from SIU-C, Chris made a career in the banking industry for ten years and more recently transitioned into sales. He was the proud father of two boys, and his favorite days were spent with them: building legos, hunting for salamanders, and hiking.

Chris is survived by his parents; his sons, Jonathan and Thomas Kunze; his siblings, Jennifer, Melissa, and Andrew (Savitri) Kunze; a niece and nephew, Paige and Trenton Ryan; and his grandmother, Ann Harris. 

Services for Chris will be held at St. James United Methodist Church on Saturday, August 3, 2019. Visitation will be from 10-11:30 am with a service starting at 11:30 am, followed by a meal. Please join us to celebrate his life. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Jonathan and Thomas Kunze Education Fund to benefit Chris’s two sons, by either visiting, or by writing a check to John Kunze. Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Danville, 3940 N. Vermilion St. Danville, IL 61834 are in charge of arrangements. Please join Chris’ family in sharing photos and memories on his tribute wall at

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