Dirk Kunz

of Buhl, Idaho
Born: August 5, 1981 in Montpelier, Idaho
Died: April 27, 2013 in Buhl, Idaho
Age: 31 years old
Buhl, Idaho - We are sad to announce the passing of Dirk Kunz this past weekend. Dirk Ian Kunz was killed in a horse riding accident Saturday, April 27, 2013, doing what he loved.
He is survived by his wife, Angela; four children, K.D., Clayton, Cole and Russell of Buhl; parents, Ian and Verla Kunz of Gooding; brothers, Sean Kunz of Twin Falls and Eric Kunz of Provo, Utah; and a sister, Alicia (Dex) Tiggs of Gooding.
Dirk was born Aug. 5, 1981, in Montpelier, Idaho, to Ian and Verla Kunz. Before he was 3 years old, he was introduced to horses while the family lived and worked on a horse ranch. From then on, horses and the ranching way of life were always in the back of his mind. While growing up in Gooding, Idaho, Dirk spent most of his time caring for and raising animals of one sort or another. Always industrious, Dirk let his love for animals drive him to learn what he needed to do to care for each type of critter and was even able to earn income from his endeavors.
After returning from an LDS Mission to Macon, Ga., Dirk pursued equine studies at the College of Southern Idaho where he met his bride, Angela Barnes. They married March 21, 2003, in the Idaho Falls Temple. Dirk worked a multitude of jobs to support his family while still pursuing a dream of owning a ranch and horse training business.
Ever busy, he served diligently in his ward and was presently serving as membership clerk, obtained a degree in accounting and worked at Cooper Norman during tax season. He was also serving in the National Guard as an officer candidate.
In the last 10 years, they were blessed with four intelligent and adorable children. As each has grown, they have learned from Dirk’s work ethic and have been a source of help and support to their mother. A hard worker and good friend, Dirk spent almost as much time helping out other people as he did with his own responsibilities. As a result, there are few people in the valley that don’t know Dirk as a very good friend. His impact on the community is significant and his leaving is far too soon.
A memorial fund has been established at Zion’s Bank, 502 Main St., Gooding, ID 83330, and donations may be made to any Zion’s branch or given to the staff of Farmer Funeral Chapel. Make checks payable to the Dirk Kunz Memorial Fund.
Viewing will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 3, at Farmer Funeral Chapel, 130 Ninth Ave. N. in Buhl. A service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 4, in the Buhl LDS First Ward Chapel, 501 Main St. Interment will follow the service with military honors at the Elmwood Cemetery in Gooding.

You have indicated this comment should be removed.


The comment has been submitted for review. Thank you .

Larry & Louise Miller said on Thursday, May 2 at 1:16 PM

We send our deepest love and prayers to the family of Dirk. He was truly a great friend and we especially appreciate the care and training he showed our horses. May he always be a shining example to his family so they may follow in his footsteps.

Chris & Colette Salanoa said on Saturday, May 11 at 5:25 PM

We send our love and prayers from Kaneohe Hawaii. God Bless all of you. We all will miss an outstanding gentleman. Love you all Salanoa Ohana

Add to guestbook


Comment: 250 Characters Left

KMVT is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules: Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards. AS FAR AS THE COMMENTING RULES: KMVT encourages users to suggest removal of comments that violate any of the house rules: 1. Keep it clean - This is a public forum, open to civilized people who do not appreciate obscene, vulgar or sexually-oriented language, no matter how creatively spelled. 2. Keep it civil - Don't defame, threaten, abuse or invade the privacy of other readers or the subjects of stories. No racism, sexism or any other sort of -ism that degrades another person will be tolerated. 3. Keep it truthful and legal - Don't lie, impersonate another individual or post comments that advocate illegal activity. 4. Keep on topic - Stay focused on the subject at hand. Do not post advertisements or solicitations for funds, goods, or services. 5. Be responsible - Comments are the sole responsibility of those who post them. 6. Share your knowledge - Give us your eyewitness accounts, background and observations. If you see a factual error in a story or think there are issues we should follow up on, please e-mail us at webmaster@kmvt.com or call 208-733-1100 ext 3060. 7. Exercise your authority - Police these comments and suggest removal of those that violate the house rules. 8. And remember - Rules violators may be permanently banned from commenting. Questions about commenting or other inquiries about this site may be sent to: webmaster@kmvt.com

Farmer Funeral Chapel

103 9th Ave N
Buhl, ID
Phone: 208-543-4333