In loving memory of

Theresa Lee Kunde
May 27, 1969 - July 9, 2021


Theresa L. Kunde, 52, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Friday, July 9, 2021, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa.

A gathering of family and friends celebrating Theresa's life will be held on August 28, 2021 from 1 to 5 P.M. at Rustic Park in Lost Nation, Iowa. Cremation rites have been accorded. The Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa is caring for the family.

Theresa Lee Kunde was born on May 27, 1969 in Maquoketa, Iowa, to Earl Duward and Elizabeth Lee "Dolly" (Ralston) Kunde. She was a 1987 graduate of Maquoketa Community High School.

Theresa was a CNA for Crestridge, a bartender at the Quarterdeck, and worked at E.I. Telemarketing in Lost Nation. She loved spending time with her family. Theresa was always quick to crack a joke. She wasn't shy to show off her nails, jewelry and makeup which screamed the 80's! She was the first to flirt and make a person feel loved! She would let you know just what she thought!! Theresa was a loving, sarcastic, fun, and sweet person!! A ball of fun we all will deeply miss.

Those left to honor her memory include her siblings, Laurie (Charles) Fox of Colesburg, IA, Allen (Carol) Kunde of DeWitt, IA, Loretta (Rick) Elliott of Des Moines, IA, and Tammy (Luvern) Clark of Oxford Junction, IA; and several nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, 1 infant sister, and two brothers August and Andy.

The Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa is caring for the family. Please feel free to call or stop at the funeral home with notes of support or leave words of comfort on the funeral home website at


CHERYL HARTWIG wrote on Aug 13, 2021:


Vickie Nielsen wrote on Jul 18, 2021:

"Sorry for your family loss sending you hugs and prayers for your family she's flying high with the angles and watching over you all"

Brenda DeMoss / Groves & Family wrote on Jul 18, 2021:

"Theresa was alot of fun to hang out with . Lots of laughs and many memories. Fly High with the Angels . Rest in Peace Theresa "

Angel Schiffer wrote on Jul 17, 2021:

"Deepest sympathy for those who were loved by Theresa and those who loved her unconditionally. Fly high Theresa! You will always be remembered! "

Cliff Shady wrote on Jul 15, 2021:

"So sorry to hear of Theresa's passing she was a kind soul many will miss her thoughts and Prayers to family and friends Rest in Peace my friend "

James Riggs wrote on Jul 15, 2021:

"Theresa was a kind sole. I am glad I knew her for a long time and am able to call her friend. R.I.P. Theresa you will be missed."

Jen Starr-Smith wrote on Jul 13, 2021:

"Tammy and family, I am so sorry for your loss."

Susan Eads wrote on Jul 12, 2021:

"Just not sure what to say. In school she was my rock. We had so.much fun. Not a day went by that she wasn't joking around and telling jokes. She will be missed not just by myself but by everyone that she touched. May you rest in peace sis. again. Love ya."

Timothy zilch wrote on Jul 12, 2021:

"My condolences to the kunde family I knew Theresa and her family for years now she?s home with her brother and her parents .."

John Franzen wrote on Jul 12, 2021:

"Sorry for your loss. "

Heather (Riggs) Davis wrote on Jul 12, 2021:

"Sorry for your loss"