Redlin-Ertz Funeral Home

Amber Lynne Kunz , Age 36

July 03, 1984 --July 28, 2020

Amber Lynne Kunz, age 36, of Baraboo, WI, suddenly passed away on July 28, 2020. Amber was born in Carbondale, IL on July 3, 1984, to parents Thomas Hayes and Cheryl Hayes.

She graduated from Baraboo High School in 2002. She earned her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Accounting from Kansas State University. Amber married Sergeant First Class Christopher John Kunz in Gatlinburg, TN in 2009.

Amber worked as a senior accountant for KPMG in Boise, Idaho. She took care of everyone around her, especially her family. She was a full-time mom and a full-time accountant. Amber adored her son Elias, he was her pride and joy. She was deeply loved by everyone who came in contact with her.

Amber is survived by husband, Christopher; son, Elias; mother, Cheryl Hayes; father, Thomas Hayes; step-mom, Kathleen Hayes; siblings, Brittany Hayes, Verena Hayes, Logan (Amanda) Beatty, Karsten Beatty, Kaylee Short, Heather Christensen; grandmother, Karen Hayes, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, and other family and friends.

Amber was preceded in death by her grandparents, Arthur Hayes, and Harold & Evelyn Thorpe.

The family asks memorials be made out to the Elias Kunz Education Fund through the Baraboo State Bank, P.O. Box 50, Baraboo, WI 53913.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday August 4, 2020 at 11:00 a.m., at New Life Church in Baraboo with Pastor Jesse Stevens officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:00 -11:00 a.m. on Tuesday at the church, as well as from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. on Monday August 3, 2020 at Redlin Funeral Home. There will be a limit of 50 people at one time at the funeral home, the church, and the service. Burial will follow the service on Tuesday at Walnut Hill Cemetery. Funeral services will be live streamed for those not able to attend, on New Life Community AC Church Facebook page.


Pam May August 01, 2020

Friend of the family Mauston

I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with all of you.

Carolyn and Tim Green August 01, 2020

Friends, church family Baraboo , Wisconsin

Our hearts join with you, Amber’s family, in grieving the loss of this beautiful woman. We pray for peace, comfort and strength in the days ahead. You are loved.

Lana Nassen August 01, 2020

cousin Gwinn , Michigan

I will never forget little-girl Amber's chipper's forever burned into my memory and gives me a smile every time I think of her sweet little self and the fantastic woman she grew into.

Debbie Knerzer August 01, 2020

Friend Baraboo , Wisconsin

We are so sorry to hear about Amber. She was so beautiful and kind and a very good friend to my daughters Kristen and Kimberly. Our prayers are with you.

Michelle Hirschinger August 01, 2020

Friend Reedsburg , Wisconsin

My condolences to Amber's family and friends. Praying for peace and understanding during this time.

Nicole Anderson August 01, 2020

High school friend Cottage Grove , Wisconsin

Cheryl and Tom, I am so sad to hear of Amber's passing. She was a wonderful friend and I always enjoyed sleepovers at your house. Please take care. Nicole (Ruskowsky) Amderson

Rebecca Trewyn August 01, 2020

Friend Beaver Dam

You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time

Kevin Hanke August 02, 2020

Friend Baraboo , Wisconsin

So,so sorry for your loss.May God comfort you with strength and love.

Gail and Dan Greve August 02, 2020

Friend of the family Baraboo , Wisconsin

Cheryl, Tom and Family -- We are so sad to learn of the passing of your beautiful, talented Amber, and hope you find peace in the coming days. Gail & Dan Greve

Shannon and Shawn Weber August 03, 2020

Friend Reedsburg , Wisconsin

We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for healing.

Sharon and Vic Mead August 03, 2020

Friends Aurora , Illinois

We join with many in our love and prayers for you all at this sad time. Amber sure touched many lives and will certainly be missed. May God’s perfect peace and comfort walk with you all through this.

Katrina Lynch-Allen August 03, 2020

Friend St Robert , Missouri

I am sorry for your loss. Words cannot express my heartache for you. God bless you all.

Shelly Schyvinch August 03, 2020

Friend of family Reedsburg

I’m praying for peace and comfort in this most difficult and shocking moment. May you all feel the love that surrounds you now and for all the days ahead.

Jack & Jennifer Pollitt August 03, 2020

friend Baldwin , Wisconsin

Tom and Cheryl - We are so shocked and sorry to hear that Amber passed away. It's been so long since we have seen your family but we think about all of you often and remember how sweet and beautiful the girls always were. Take care and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Leslie EsserReitano August 03, 2020

Friend Middleton

Cheryl, Tom, Brittany and Verena, I have been so saddened in learning of the sudden loss of Amber from this earth. I know she was loved both aS a daughter and sister. As you heal, I pray that you find peace and draw upon the strength of your faith in each day and hour. Much love to you all.

Tracy McReath and family August 04, 2020

Friend Baraboo , Wisconsin

My condolences to the entire family. Amber was a kind and beautiful young woman.

Joe Roszak August 04, 2020

Friend of the family POULSBO , Washington

Amber will missed and not forgotten. My heart and thoughts are with the family. I still recall Amber as a baby snuggled in Tom's arms to their most recent visit when we enjoyed a PNW evening on the water front. We shared laughter as Amber reminisced with us about the past and Elias excitedly learned about the sea critters of the tides.

Darlene Otto August 04, 2020

Friend Baraboo , Wisconsin

So sorry for your loss❤ Dar

James and Sue Pollitt August 05, 2020

Friends of family Baldwin , Wisconsin

Tom, Cheryl, and family, we are so very sorry to hear about Amber. Just know you are in our prayers. We have very fond memories of all of you from our Baraboo days. God be with you in this difficult time.