James R. Kunzmann

November 18, 1948 - June 02, 2014

James R. Kunzmann

November 18, 1948 - June 02, 2014


Bow, WA

James R. Kunzmann, age 65, passed away at home in Bow, WA. Jim was born and raised in Bellingham, WA. After graduation from Bellingham High School he moved on to the US Army. He had multiple tours as a door gunner in South Vietnam. Jim was then transferred to a variety of locations during his military career. After his retirement from the Army he entered college and earned a Bachelor Degree from Western Washington University. Following college, Jim was hired by Boeing where he worked until his retirement.

Jim is survived by his loving companion of 25 years, Nancy Kunzmann, her daughter Daisy Carlson & her son Clinton, brother Fred (Cathy) Kunzmann, nephew Eli (Olivia), great nephew Whalen, nephew Justin (Joya), and great nieces Bella and Hailey.

The last years of Jim’s life were spent digging clams, crabbing, and enjoying life in one of the most beautiful places on the planet, Samish Island!

Farewell Tribute Information

A Celebration of Life will be held for Jim on Sunday, July 13th, 11 AM to 1 PM at the Samish Island Community Hall on Samish Island. Donations Information

Memorial donations may be made to Samish Island community center.

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4 responses to James R. Kunzmann

  1. Thinking of you during a sad time. Best to the family. Sorry for your loss. Kent

  2. Gena Dreyer says:

    I lost contact with my dear friend Jim and just learned of his passing. So many memories – so much laughter – such a great man and great friend. Time goes by too fast and life…is too busy. I’ve been thinking of you…and wanting to stop by and visit. Now I’ll think of you up in the heavens – causing mischief and laughter everywhere you go. Save a spot for me, much love Jimmy-K!!!

  3. Tammy says:

    I am so saddened of Jims passing. Jim always made me laugh and his trips to California to see his daughter Theresa were always a welcomed visit. The laughter that he and Theresa shared was infectious and the uncanny similarities between the two was amazing. I will always remember the night Jim, Theresa and I were at the “Starting Gate”, when for the first time I saw Jim speechless. The booming sound of his laugh I will deeply miss and will hold close the memories that you, I and Theresa shared. I am so thankful to have met a wonderful man filled with love and laughter and I can smile as I see those things live on in his daughter.

  4. While it saddens me to learn of the loss of a loved one such as Jim, it saddens God even more. He does not want your family to grieve in pain. Please know that He is very much aware of the many fond memories you shared together. That is why, through Christ Jesus, God promises to resurrect those in The Memorial Tombs. (John 5:28,29) As you await the fulfillment of His promise, take comfort fromHis word and extend comfort to your other grieving loved ones with the same comfort. (2Cor1:3,4) You can also find and share encouragement from the site www.jw.org. All the best wishes for your family at this difficult time.

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