John L. Kundel

February 19, 1948November 28, 2018

John L. Kundel, 70, of Davenport, IA passed away on Wednesday, November 28, 2018.

Private family services will be held with a celebration of life at a later date. He will be laid to rest in Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Scott County 4H Extension Service, 875 Tanglefoot Lane, Bettendorf, IA 52722, C/O John Kundel. Online condolences may be expressed at

John was born the son of John W. and Erma (Sprague) Kundel on February 19, 1948 in Davenport, IA. He was united in marriage to Sharon Strohbehn on July 22, 1967 in Davenport. He proudly served in the U.S. Army. He farmed his family farm for many years.

John had a passion for farming his land and was a loving, giving, hardworking man. He enjoyed playing bags, bowling, skiing, and above all, golfing. He was known to be the life of the party and would talk with anyone. John cherished spending time with his family and friends. He was an active member of the Walcott American Legion, Scott County Cattleman’s Association and ASCS County Committee.

Those celebrating his life are his loving wife of 51 years, Sharon; children, Kelly (John) Behrens, Kevin (Greta) Kundel and Kathy (Eric) Long; sisters: Vi Westphal, Shirley (Jim) Schneckloth, Judy (Glen) Swanson and Karen (Gary) Bein; grandchildren: Kelsea (Jake) Arthur, Alisa Behrens (fiancé, Carter Thompson), John Karl Behrens, Eric Long, Brenna Kundel, Emily Kundel, Shawn Kundel and Kyle Kundel; and expected first great granddaughter, Kennedy Jo Arthur.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law, Don Westphal.

The family would like to thank Amber Ridge and Janes Place for their special care.


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Tom Dickson

December 4, 2018

Sincere condolences on John's passing. Gone too soon. Sorry for your loss.

Judy Ross

December 4, 2018

John, you were such a warm, wonderful man. You always welcomed us when we came back to visit John and Kelly. We loved your sense of humor and outlook on life. We especially loved having you as our SCW neighbors when you and Sharon came out to visit AZ. You loved being in golf heaven. Our sympathy is with all of your family as we mourn your loss. Prayers to Sharon, Kelly, Kevin, and Kathy and all who loved this great man. May they draw strength from the wonderful memories. Thank you for the heart prints you've given us John.

marty Hamerlinck

December 2, 2018

Sorry to hear about the loss of John
We thought the world of him. Our condolences to the entire family.

Kevin Burt

December 2, 2018

Kevin and Greta-
So sorry for the loss of your dad. Thoughts and prayers are with your whole family.
Chad and Kris Burt

Fred Jr. & Teresa Harris

December 1, 2018

Kevin, Our deepest sympathies to you and your family over the loss of your father.

Fred Jr. and Teresa Harris

Sue Hinrichsen

December 1, 2018

Kathy, Kelly and Kevin,
I wanted to send my condolences to you and your entire families. It’s so hard to lose a parent. Not a day goes by when I have a flash of something they said, did or I did that I wish I could have a do over. I was fortunate to know, coach and or teach all of you. Your Mom and Dad did a great job raising you. I hope that you can use all those wonderful memories you have of him to get you through the hard times. Sending my love.

Darlene Strohbehn

November 30, 2018

Sending many hugs and prayers and love to you all.

Bruce and Dar

Donna Knapper

November 30, 2018

Peace be to John and to all of you in your grief journey. Sure is hard but I know all of you will be strong. Sure glad we all got to be friends thru the cattle showing. A very important part of our lives and here we were just having great competition and such fun afterwards. My heart feels broken but we all know the good times don't go on forever and we did have good times. Please include me in the Celebration of Life, it was a good one. Donna Knapper

Ted and Louise Burson

November 30, 2018

Our sympathy to all the family. May your many memories give you peace at this time and days ahead.
Ted and Louise Burson
Manistique, MI

Jan Gibbs

November 30, 2018

Grass was always flatten when John was around.... he was a very active person.... I met him playing volleyball for / thru Dad’s Club.... interesting, fun loving, compassionate.... are just a few of his many traits.... he gave me great memories.... Mc Guires, Filling Station, Rusty Nail.... the man love chicken wings and beer.... But what impress me the most about him was the way he show his undying love, respect, admiration to Sharon.... and he was ALWAYS busting with pride if you asked about his three children.... always an adventure .... he had a twinkle in his eye that never waiver and after you left him you carry that twinkle with you...he’s a rock star....he will be missed bY sooooooo many💋