Norman J. Kunce, age 84 of Defiance, passed away on Sunday, September 27, 2020 at ProMedica Defiance Hospital.
He was born on December 6, 1935 to Paul and Violet (Yoh) Kunce in Portland, Indiana. On June 2, 1956 he married Annabelle (Butcher) Kunce, who resides in Defiance.
Norman was a member of Defiance Church of the Nazarene, and UAW Local #211. He worked for several years at General Motors until his retirement in 1981. He was an avid fan of The Ohio State Buckeyes. Norman enjoyed westerns and comedy shows, playing Sequence, being outdoors doing yard work, and spending time with his family. He was fascinated with antique tractors and trains, and he collected model cars. Norman will be missed by his family and many good friends.
Norman is survived by his loving wife, Annabelle Kunce of Defiance, his son, David (JoNell) Kunce of Sylvania, OH, his daughters, Linda (Gary) Boyer and Deborah Stuber, all of Defiance, 13 grandchildren, and 27 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Katrina Kunce, his brother, Junior Kunce, and his sister, Frances Miller.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at Defiance Church of the Nazarene. Additional visitation will be on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm at the church, with a service to follow at 2:00 pm. Pastor Donald Leonard will officiate. Due to the recent pandemic, masks and social distancing are required. Burial will take place at Riverside Cemetery. Schaffer Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Memorials are suggested to Defiance Church of the Nazarene.
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