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Michael Louis Kunde

Michael Louis Kunde, 71, of Siloam Springs, passed away Monday, February 8, 2021 at the Siloam Springs Regional Hospital.

Michael was born on May 13, 1949 in St. Joseph, Michigan. He was the son of Everett Ralph Kunde and Clarabelle Leona Metzger Kunde. He married Pricilla Cunanan on December 30, 1992. Michael earned his Master’s Degree in Engineering at the University of Michigan, and later worked at Baldor/ABB, a career he enjoyed for 20 years. He enjoyed collecting firearms, shooting sports, and working around his shop.

He is survived by his wife Pricilla Kunde of Siloam Springs; two sons, Michael R. D. Kunde and wife Kerrie of Pennsylvania, and Jeremy J. Smith and wife Erin of Farmington, Arkansas; brother-in-law Joe DeWeese of Bend, Oregon; five grandchildren, Katelyn, Kristina, Kassidy, Kayla and Ryan; and 4 great grandchildren, Gabriel, Shailyn, Alyvia, and Denver.

He was preceded in death by his parents and older sister, Cynthia DeWeese.

Cremation arrangements are entrusted to the direction of the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home of Siloam Springs. To sign online guestbook please go to www.backstrom-pyeatte.com.


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I had the privilege of working with Mike for several years and developed an immense respect for him. He had a big heart and was generous much beyond what most people realize. When it came to sharpening knives, lawnmower blades, and chainsaw chains - he had no peer. Mike taught me a lot and I will miss him.

Scott Feb 18 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Michael Kunde

Bevra Mickel Feb 18 2021 12:00 AM

Mike was such a dear friend to Bruce as well as me and Mason. When Bruce was sick and could not mow Kunde always took care of it for us. He was one of the best neighbors you could ask for.

Pricilla, please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Heather & Mason Rutherford

Heather Rutherford Feb 18 2021 12:00 AM

Priscilla, I'm so sad for your loss. Love & Prayers.

Lavonn Mays-Wiltshire Feb 18 2021 12:00 AM