Christa A. Kunze, 88 of Evansville, passed away June 8, 2021 at her home. She was born January 19,1933 in Germany.
She learned her trade as a tailor in Germany and put it to use when she and her husband emigrated to the U.S. in 1956. She was well known for her attention to detail and her beautiful work.
But her main purpose in life was her ministry as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Teaching others about the Good News of God’s Kingdom was when she was happiest. Her hope is to see all her loved ones once again in the promised Paradise.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rudi Kunze, son, Eddie Kunze and grandson, Kevin Kunze.
She is survived by sons, Jürgen (Sherry) and Peter, who cared for her, daughters, Carol Ellard (Brent) and Linda Pliego (Jose); grandchildren, Joseph, Justin, Keith, Christopher, Jacob, Rachel and Sarah Kunze, Joshua Carter, Jaime Rubottom, Faith Urwin, Tasia Ryals and Kristle Berensen; 24 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren.
Also her many loving and caring friends. She loved you all very much.
The family would like to thank Deaconess Hospice Care for everything.
Due to Christa’s wishes, there will be no services.
Condolences can be made online at www.SimpleCremationEvansville.com
Rachel Kunze says
I love u so much u was my grandmother, my teacher, my mother and my nanny’s best friend. You taught me right from wrong how to color, paint, clean,cook, sew love, forgive most of all u taught me about Jehovah our creator and for that my beautiful heart, I know i will see u and nanny again. Rest now for ur time to rise will b soon. I love you Grandma u are most definitely miss but never forgotten.
DeSean Crowder says
I’m gonna miss you omma.
You taught us that anything is possible with Jehovah by our sides. I love you and we will definitely try some goat milk for you.
Patricia Massey says
My deepest sympathy to the family. May you find comfort in the wonderful memories she left behind. May Jehovah continue to strengthen you during this time.
With sincere Christian love
Paul & Tracy says
A wonderful example and faithful servant of Jehovah. Untill we meet again.
Barbara Sims says
Love Christa so much. I enjoyed Bible study with her, she has helped me in so many ways. Going to miss her sweet laugh and loved her German accent. Sorry for the families loss. Maybe just little while longer and we will all meet her again.
Mike Dye says
Carol and Brent,
So sorry for your loss. Mike, Max and the Crew here in Salem
The Niethammer’s says
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Lisa Sebree says
Deepest sympathy to the family. I have such fond memories of working in the far parts of our territory with sister Kunze. What a wonderful example of a life of faithful service.
Mark Sebree says
Carol, please accept our sincere condolences. We have so many wonderful memories of working with Christa in the field ministry, getting alterations, and trying to get her to pronounce the word “zither”. We look forward to seeing her in paradise in perfect health in perfect surroundings.
Franciena Heeralall says
I always admire Christa zealous for fine works! What an exceptionnal person, with extraordinary zeal and love for Jehovah. Her acts of faith live on until she stands up alive and whole in the Paradise.
Kyla Dimmett says
I will dearly miss your mom. I send you my heartfelt condolences, hugs to tuck away in your pocket to pull out whenever a tear comes to your eye, and a whisper of the resurrection hope in your ear to brighten your heart.
Christa was such a strong woman. Jehovah made her strong. She had to be to endure the things she endured. But when she spoke about Jehovah—oh how her face brightened and softened. That smile. I could only hope to have the courage and faith that she did. Truly a blessing to have her on my studies. Love you. Bear Hugs
Lois A. Bartow says
Christa and I spent many hours preaching and teaching about Jehovah’s Kingdom. She also played the piano and sang Kingdom songs. I loved to sing with her, she had a beautiful voice. Look so forward to seeing her and all of our loved ones again in Paradise. We just need to get there. Christa will be there. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Claudia & Harry Schenk says
Dear Carol & Family;
I never had opportunity to work with your mom in service & only was in the congregation with her during her declining years but I heard stories of her faithfulness from as far back as the 60’s.
I know Jehovah has her safely in his memory. Think of her as sleeping, you weren’t there at all times when she napped just as you can’t be with her right now. She is sleeping the most restful, undisturbed of naps. When she is called to awaken she will be fit & ready to go to work at whatever task Jehovah has in mind for her to accomplish. She fully accomplished the task he gave her to do in the past so she will again set a stalwart example in the near future of applying herself to a new task.
Rejoice in the hope of the resurrection; this is a true gift of love from Jehovah.
Janet moore says
I’m thankful that jehovah sent her to my door. She was a good teacher and stayed with me for 6 months and then turned me over to other good teachers but I was sad to lose christa.
Jane Scarlett says
Jugen, Pete, Carol, and Linda
So sorry to hear this. She was such a huge part of your lives. She was always there for you. I’m sure she will be missed. You all are in my prayers.
Helke and Len Sheeder says
We send you our heartfelt prayers and sorrows as we see another faithful and stellar example of loyalty and endurance pass away. Whenever we would come and visit, Christa was always there at the Kingdom Hall, faithful in her worship. She was constant and never wavering, strong regardless of any aches and pains. But we know that we can look to the future with confidence, knowing that we will all meet again when our loved ones are resurrected. Please know that our hearts ache for all of the family and your great loss.
Helke and Len Sheeder
Susan Roberts says
I am so sorry to hear about you guys losing your Mom. Linda hope you are hope you are doing okay. You too Pete. As well as the rest of the family. My she RIP. You can reach me on Facebook Messenger and I will give you my new number. Love and peace be with you all.