Sylvia Ann Kunz


December 31, 1942 - October 28, 2015


Sylvia Ann Kunz was born on December 31, 1942 near Delmont SD to Arnold and Altha Semmler. She attended country school and graduated from Delmont High School in 1960. Following High School, she worked at Stelzer Rexall Drug in Armour SD.

On September 11, 1961 she married Dennis Kunz at Hope Lutheran Church in Delmont. They moved several times prior to moving back to Armour in 1963 due to Dennis’s work with Boeing. Sylvia’s career included working at Kunz Brother’s TV and the Fabric Shop in Armour, Ravens Industry in Parkston, and retired in 2008 from the fabric & craft department at Walmart in Mitchell.

Sylvia was known for her extraordinary sewing skills, from suits to quilts, baby clothes to wedding gowns. She spent her life serving and sewing for family, friends and community. She loved her Lord and the Redeemer Lutheran Church she attended. She was passionate about donating her time to charities and taught her family to do the same.  In her leisure, she enjoyed puzzles, playing cards, crafting and gardening.

She is survived by her husband Dennis, one son, Kyle, Armour, two daughters, Krystal Grohn, Woodbury MN and Kelly Pirtle, Osage Beach MO, two sons in law, Steven Grohn and Jeff Pirtle, four grandchildren, Riley and Cara Grohn, Jena Pirtle, Dallas TX, and Justin Pirtle, Greenville, TX, sister, Sandra (Ron) Ruml, Letcher SD two brothers, Clint (Sherry) Semmler and Mel (Lolly) Semmler, all of Rapid City and brother-in-law, Harold Bietz, Mitchell.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her sisters, Norma Bietz and Margaret Friederich, brothers in law, Wally Friederich and Kenneth Kunz, mother and father in law, Leo and Olga Kunz.


None Scheduled


Saturday, November 28, 2015
11:00 AM
Redeemer Lutheran Church
Armour, South Dakota

Posted by Mitch & Priscilla Klintworth & family on November 22, 2015
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. May Jesus hold all of you close in His loving arms as you grieve.
Posted by Ruth Chrismore on November 4, 2015
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Posted by LeAnne (Messer) Fosdick on November 3, 2015
My sympathy to you, Kelly, in the loss of your mother. And also to you, Sandy, in the loss of your sister. I promise to remember your families in my prayers!
Posted by harlan hartman on November 3, 2015
Dennis and family so sorry for your loss my prayers are with you. "pork" hartman
Posted by Darlene Wolf on November 3, 2015
We are so sorry to hear of Sylvias death, Her life these past few yrs have difficult, She is happy now in heaven with her sisters and parents
Posted by Shanna Moke on November 3, 2015
What a beautiful picture of a beautiful soul! I have some great, funny memories of Aunt Sylvia that I will forever cherish! All my love to Dennis, Kelly, Krystal and Kyle!
Posted by Judy McCarthy on November 2, 2015
May the wonderful memories that you have of Sylvia make you smile in the tough days ahead. We are so glad that we got to know her. She loved all of you very much!!
Posted by Brenda Schmidt on November 1, 2015
We are so sorry to hear about Aunt Sylvia's passing. She is now in a better place with her Lord and Savior and she is free from the difficulties she has faced these past few years. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
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