Anthony J. Kunczt, Jr.

April 20, 1941 ~ September 7, 2021 (age 80)


Anthony J. Kunczt, Jr. (better known as “Butch”), 80, of Peru passed away on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at Dukes Memorial Hospital

Born on April 20, 1941 in Martins Ferry, Ohio, he was the son of the late Anthony and Mathilda (Pogan) Kunczt, Sr.

He was a graduate of Wheeling Central Catholic High School.

Butch was a Master Sergeant of the U.S. Air Force, retiring after 24 years and having served in the Vietnam war.

On January 6, 1962, he married his high school sweetheart, Evelyn B. Baudaillier. They were so looking forward to their upcoming 60th wedding anniversary.     

Butch was a big man with an even bigger heart.  He was a friend to everyone he met and never forgot a name or face.  He enjoyed motorcycle riding, fishing, hunting, woodworking, golfing and most of all spending time with family and friends.  He had a great sense of humor and an infectious laugh.

In addition to his parents, Butch was preceded in death by daughter, Deborah Helder and sister, Maryanna Kunczt.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Kunczt of Peru, children, Michael Kunczt (Cheryl) of Greenwood, Christine Kunczt of Peru, Belinda Kunczt of Indianapolis, son in law, Randall Helder of Kokomo, grandchildren, Laura, Amy, Kenny, Jeffrey, Jessica, Andrea, Alissa and Rachel and great grandchildren, Jaxson and Gwendolyn.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, September 13, 2021 at Riverview Funeral Home in Peru.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at Riverview Funeral Home, 421 W. Canal St., Peru.

Burial with Military Rites will be performed at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at the Marion National Cemetery, 1700 E. 38th St., Marion.

Memorial contributions can be made to Brookside Free Methodist Church at

Butch’s online guestbook is available and condolences can be shared with the family at

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September 13, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Riverview Funeral Home
421 West Canal Street
Peru, IN 46970

Funeral Service
September 14, 2021

11:00 AM
Riverview Funeral Home
421 West Canal Street
Peru, IN 46970

September 14, 2021

1:00 PM
Marion National Cemetery

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