Dennis "DeOrr" Kunz
July 21, 1945-January 3, 2019
Dennis "DeOrr" Kunz was born on July 21, 1945, to Vernal DeOrr and Mary Mildred Smedley Kunz, in Montpelier, Idaho. He died on January 3, 2019 at his home in Montpelier, ID.
DeOrr was the oldest son of 5 children. He was raised most of his years in the Bear Lake Valley where he graduated from high school in 1963.
DeOrr was a very talented artist which led him to a career in automotive upholstery and bodywork. He took great pride in the work he did and the finished product was always impeccable.
DeOrr was a free spirit which provided him the opportunity to move around and share his talent with others. He met a lot of friends along the way. He had a heart of gold and would go out of his way to help others.
DeOrr's greatest love in life was his children and grandchildren. Each had a very special place in his heart.
DeOrr is survived by his children: Twins- Tanisha O'Neal (Ryan) Tompkins, Idaho Falls, ID and Vernal DeOrr Kunz of Montpelier, ID. Grandchildren: Rylynn O'Neal Tompkins, DeOrr Jay Kunz (missing), Bella May Kunz, and RJ Sherwood. Also surviving are his 4 siblings: Margo (Larry) Nate, SLC, Utah, Lonnie (Felicia) Kunz, Las Vegas, NV, Larry (Penny) Kunz, Logan, UT and Ricki (Jill) Kunz of Montpelier, ID.
DeOrr was preceded in death by his daughter Traci Kunz Sherwood, Sister-in-law LaRae Kunz, parents Vernal DeOrr and Mary Mildred Smedley Kunz, Paternal and Maternal grandparents and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at Schwab-Matthews Mortuary. Visitation is from 10-11:00. Service begins at 11:00am.
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