Daniel Edward Kunst Obituary

Daniel Edward Kunst, “Dancin’ Dan”, 71, of St. Joseph, passed away peacefully in the arms of Jesus, on Monday, August 8, 2022 in Stevensville.

The family will receive guests from 11am until time of funeral service at 1pm, Friday, August 19, 2022 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. Burial to follow at Crystal Springs Cemetery, Benton Harbor. Memorial contributions may be given to the American Diabetes Association www.diabetes.org.

Dan was born August 16, 1950 in Benton Harbor to Edward and Lucille (Hauch) Kunst. Dan worked for many years as a machinist for Benton Harbor Engineering and was also the owner of his own landscaping business, Dan’s Landscaping. His love of horticulture was shared with the Rhododendron Club of St. Joseph, and his eye for nature and scenery was best captured as a member of the St. Joseph Camera Club. But Dan will best be remembered as Dancin’ Dan; he was an icon in St. Joseph and the surrounding area. Dan enjoyed following his favorite bands around town and beyond, and in turn, the bands loved to have Dan get the party started on the dance floor. You could always find Dan doing what he loved, dancing and enjoying life.

Dan is survived by his mother, Lucille Kunst; his sisters, Karen (Kevin) Bailey, and Joan Hires; nieces and nephews, Deborah Weir, Amy Oviatt, Terri Rienland, Douglas Schlipp, and Charles Hires VI; nine great-nieces and nephews; and eight great-great nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father, Edward Kunst; and his brother-in-law, Charles Hires.