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Darlene Mary (Poirier) Kunz, age 75, formerly of Buffalo and Rogers, MN passed away on Saturday, May 18, 2024.

She was born in St. Cloud, MN on June 24, 1948 the daughter of Johnny and Elsie Poirier.

Darlene graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Waverly, MN in 1966.

Darlene Poirier and James D. Kunz were united in holy marriage on July 20, 1968 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Buffalo, MN.  God blessed their marriage with three children.  Jim Kunz preceded his wife in death on October 19, 2020.

She enjoyed, on a daily basis, taking care of her granddaughter Kendra (“Kenny”).  Darlene was also fond of her backyard, playing bingo, planting flowers and spending time with all her great-grandchildren.

Survived by her children Brad (Jeanna) Kunz of South Carolina, Ted (Catherine) Kunz of Iowa and Jeannine (Jeffrey) Dille of Zimmerman; twelve grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; siblings Shirley Winslett, Bernie (Ron) Lachermeier, Betty (Woody) Lachermeier, Shari (Micky) Goodale and Daniel (Bev) Poirier; many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband, Darlene was preceded in death by her parents.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Darlene (Poirier) Kunz will be held on Thursday, June 6, 2024 at 11:00 AM at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Buffalo, MN.  Visitation will be held AT THE CHURCH one hour prior to the Mass on Thursday, June 6th.

Inurnment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.


2 Guestbook Entries

  1. Mary Peters

    My sincere condolences to the Poirier family.

  2. Adie Gilmer

    I am so sorry to hear of Dar’s passing. She was my first friend when we moved to Buffalo in 61. Condolences to her family, may she rest in peace.


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