Chapel Hill Gardens South Funeral Home & Cemetery

11333 South Central Ave, Oak Lawn, IL


Ralph O. Kunst

July 3, 1951September 8, 2020

Ralph O. Kunst

Born July 3, 1951. At rest September 8, 2020

Ralph was born in Chicago, the son of the late Walter and Emily Kunst.

He is the Cherished Brother of Wayne (Barbara) Kunst and Gail (Craig) Tabor. The Greatest Uncle to Anna (Chris) Shivers; Olivia, Chloe (fiancé Aaron), and Corinna Tabor. Great Uncle to Henry and Callen Shivers.

Ralph worked for many years in the printing plate business and was an avid golfer. He loved to recall raising his hat after his celebrated birdie on the 18th hole at St. Andrew’s golf course in Scotland. He was an animal magnet, quickly becoming the favorite human of any pet in the family.

Ralph was an active volunteer with AA, serving as meeting chair, speaker, and mentor to many. He was an inspiration in showing grace, love, and the gift of presence.

We will miss his sarcastic sense of humor and his always present love for his family.

Private visitation is scheduled for Friday, September 18 and a Celebration of Life will follow. Interment to take place at Chapel Hill Gardens South in Oak Lawn, Illinois.

Because we can’t all celebrate Ralph’s life together at this time, please leave a message or share a fond story or memory for the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Northwestern Memorial Foundation, 541 North Fairbanks Court, Chicago, Illinois 60611. Please make checks payable to "Northwestern Memorial Foundation" and include “Ralph Kunst” in the memo line. Donations can also be made online with the direct link below or over the phone at (312) 926-2033. Your gift will honor Ralph’s work and support Behavioral Health Services at Central DuPage and Delnor Hospitals.

In consideration of the safety of our guests and associates, Chapel Hill Garden South Funeral Home will adhere to the current gathering restrictions in the state of Illinois, which allow 50 or fewer guests at services. Proper social distancing must be practiced and all guests will be required to wear face masks at all times. Thank you for your cooperation.


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