Obit: Kunhart, Colleen Alberta (1928 - 2012)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Kunhart, Roth, Smith, Flanagan, Hart, Hainz, Tracy, McAlister

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 1/02/2013

Kunhart, Colleen Alberta (14 November 1928 - 25 December 2012)

Colleen Kunhart, 84, of Neillsville passed into God’s hands Dec. 25, 2012, at the Neillsville Care and Rehabilitation Center.

Colleen Alberta Smith was born Nov. 14, 1928, in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Albert Henry and Dorothy Henrietta (Roth) Smith. She graduated from high school in Chicago and was united in marriage to Fred Kunhart May 16, 1964, in Chicago. They moved to Neillsville in 1971 and farmed in the Town of Levis. Along with farming and raising a family, Colleen also worked as a recreational therapist at the Memorial Medical Center in Neillsville.

She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Neillsville, a member of the TOPS club and a supporter of the Clark County Humane Society.

She is survived by four sons, Mike Flanagan of Lexington, KY, Tom Flanagan of La Crosse, Fred W. Kunhart of Neillsville and John Kunhart of Knoxville, TN; a daughter Kathy (Mike) Hart of Neillsville; many grandchildren and many great-grandchildren; and special friends to the family, Danny Hainz of Neillsville and Rachel Tracy of Bolingbrook, IL.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred R. Kunhart; her parents, Albert and Dorothy Smith; two daughters, Frances Flanagan and Cheryl L. Flanagan; a sister, Vel McAlister; and a brother, Albert G. Smith.

A memorial service for Colleen will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family.

Online condolences may be made at

The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Colleen’s family with funeral arrangements.





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