Raymond George “Ray” Kunda

February 7, 1937 - November 22, 2020
Thursday, December 17, 2020
Raymond George “Ray” Kunda

Raymond George “Ray” Kunda of Big Timber, MT passed away peacefully on November 22, 2020 at the Pioneer Medical Center. He was born February 7, 1937 to Edward Joseph Kunda and Victoria Knapkiewicz in Wibaux, MT.

He was the 6th sibling of 8. He grew up on the family farm in St. Phillips, then at age 18 he started working in road construction.

He met his love Elizabeth Figgins and were married on October 11, 1958. They moved from job to job making family as Ray worked for a number of different companies, including working at the North Slope. They had four boys, Nicholas, Jeffrey, Brian and Kevin.

In the late 70’s they moved to Big Timber, MT where Ray was hired on as Sweet Grass County Road Supervisor and then moved on working various other jobs and then eventually retiring from the Stillwater Mine. He and Liz built a cabin up the Main Boulder where they spent every minute of their spare time.

Ray is survived by his sons, Jeffrey (Penny), Brian (Barb) Kevin (Char), his Grandchildren Chris (Lydia), Bill (Misty), Stephanie (Jason) Kalvin (Nicole) and a number of Great-Grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, son (Nicholas) and four siblings.