James L. Kundinger, James Township , Michigan

Our beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away Friday, August 21, 2009, at Covenant-Cooper at the age of 87 years. James was born December 2, 1921, in Saginaw to the late Chester and Mary (Jonitz) Kundinger. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and he received a bronze star medal for heroism. He married Elaine Engel on June 30, 1944, she survives him. He retired from General Motors in January of 1979. He was an avid fisherman, gardener, hunter and golfer. Besides his wife Elaine he is survived by his children: Ron (Shelly) Kundinger, James Kundinger, Diana (Robert) Gamache; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; siblings, Doris Byron, Robert (Hazel) Kundinger and William Kundinger; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his siblings Don and Chet Kundinger and Muriel Pasterz. Funeral services will take place at 1:30 p.m. Monday, August 24, 2009, at W.L. Case & Company 201 N. Miller Road. Rev. Rob Richards will officiate with burial to take place at Oakwood Cemetery under the auspices of American Legion Post # 439. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and again on Monday from 12:00 noon until the service. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. www.casefuneralhome.com