Donald Kundert

MORRIS— Donald Gene Kundert, 83, of Morris, passed away peacefully Thursday, March 9, 2023 at home with family by his side. Born June 9, 1939 in Burns, OR to Olga (Otterby) & (Walter) LaVelle Kundert. He graduated from high school in Hills, MN with the class of 1957. He began working at Caterpillar in Joliet and retired in 1990 after 33 years. On June 11, 1961 he married Connie (Drum) Kundert in the First United Methodist Church in Morris.
After retiring from Caterpillar he devoted his time to wood working in his shop, making gifts for many family and friends. He was also the custodian of the First United Methodist Church of Morris for over 10 years. He enjoyed reading, doing word search puzzles and spending time with his family.
Don is survived by son, Steve (Cheryl) Kundert of Minooka; daughter Julie (Todd) Pierce of Coal City; 4 grandchildren, Stephanie (Josh) Foster, Carla (Kevin) Kundert Mendez, Drew Pierce & Marissa Pierce; one great-grandson. Elliott Foster; one brother, Wally Kundert of Sisters, Oregon; one sister-in-law Sherry Doyle of Oswego; niece Amy Doyle; two nephews Barry (Megan) Kundert and Jeff (Melissa) Kundert.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday March 18, 2023 at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Morris with Rev. Ayla Samson and Rev. Deborah Kang officiating. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery.
Memorials can be made in Don's name to Lightways Hospice in Joliet or First United Methodist Church of Morris.
Fruland Funeral Home 121 W. Jefferson street in Morris is in charge of arrangements. For more information call the funeral home at 815-942-0700 or sign the private online guestbook at