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Richard Kunzer

June 17, 1939 — November 21, 2020

Richard Henry Kunzer, 81, of Chillicothe, Missouri passed away Saturday, November 21, 2020, in Chillicothe, Missouri.

Richard was born June 17, 1939 to parents Harry Joseph and Lillian Sedlacke Kunzer in Everston, Illinois. He attended North Brook High School and Joined the United States Air Force. Richard married Barbara (Bobbie) Joyce Sprague on July 2, 1977 at a family home in Chillicothe.  Richard was a home contractor for several years.

Richard loved to fish and do woodworking, he was also a member of the Elks Lodge. Family time was always treasured.

Richard is survived by his daughter, Lora (Jon) Hill of Carrollton, Missouri; grandchildren, Milla and Miles Hill of Carrollton, Missouri; sister, Barbara Juhl of Pekin, Illinois; sisters- in laws, Kathryn Ratliff  (Ralph)husband of Chillicothe; Martha (Mike) Colgan of Chillicothe; Marietta (Butch) Rives of Des Moines, Iowa; brother- in -law, Mark Sprague (Denise) of Utica; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Kunzer on April 18, 2019; parents, Harry and Lillian Kunzer.

Memorials in honor of Richard may be made to the Grand River Multi-Purpose Center and can be mailed to or left at Heritage Funeral Home, 3141 N. Washington, Chillicothe, Missouri 64601. Online condolences may be left at

Private family services are planned at a later date.

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