Ruth M Van Wagener

F, b. 11 May 1918, d. 9 November 2005
Father*Lorenzo Hamilton Van Wagener b. 23 Oct 1889, d. c 1940
Mother*Lily Mariait Cooper b. c 1885, d. 26 Jun 1962
     Ruth M Van Wagener was born on 11 May 1918 at Stamford, Fairfield, CT, USA. She was the daughter of Lorenzo Hamilton Van Wagener and Lily Mariait Cooper. Ruth M Van Wagener lived with Lorenzo Hamilton Van Wagener in 1930 at Stamford, Fairfield, CT, USA; Clerk at Yale and Towne.1 Ruth M Van Wagener married Emile Kunz on 16 June 1956 at Stamford, Fairfield, CT, USA. As of 16 June 1956,her married name was Kunz. Ruth M Van Wagener died on 9 November 2005 at VT, USA, at age 87; WILDER — Ruth Kunz, 87, died Nov. 5, 2005, at Valley Terrace in Wilder.

She was born May 11, 1918, in Stamford, Conn., the daughter of Lorenzo and Lilly (Cooper) Van Wagener.

She attended schools in Stamford as well as Short's Secretarial School and the American Institute of Banking.

She was married to Emile Kunz on June 16, 1956, in Stamford.

She worked at Yale Manufacturing Co. and then for many years at Stamford Trust Company which later became Union Trust Co.

She was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in White River Junction, as well as the Hartford Historical Society, the Vermont 1918 Club and the Quechee Home Dem Club.

She enjoyed cooking, baking, arts and crafts, especially crocheting and knitting, as well as taking daytrips.

Survivors include a nephew, Raymond "Vandy" Van Wagener; and three nieces, Gretchen Dailey, Erica Hilary and Kristin Holland.

She was predeceased by her husband in 2004; and a brother, Raymond Van Wagener, in 2004.

The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church with burial following in Hartford Cemetery in White River Junction.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 749 Hartford Ave., White River Junction, VT 05001.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Knight Funeral Home in White River Junction.


Emile Kunz b. 2 Aug 1914, d. 22 Mar 2004


  1. [S71] 1930 Federal Census Census, .