Aug 16,1986---Apr 26,2021

Robert Daniel Kunz, 34, of Overland Park, KS passed away unexpectedly on April 26th, 2021 at his residence in Overland Park. The Private funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 8th at Porter Funeral Homes in Lenexa, Kansas for close friends and family only. A Public (open to everyone) Visitation for friends will be from 11-1pm Saturday, May 8th at Porter Funeral Home followed by the burial in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery. Later, there will be a celebration of life at Maloney’s at 7201 W. 79th Street, Overland Park, KS starting at 6pm, all are welcome. 

He was born August 16, 1986 in Kansas City, the son of Bob and Patty(English) Kunz. He graduated from Bishop Miege High School in 2005 and went on to attend Kansas State University. After school Danny followed his dreams and started his own Lawn and Landscape Company, KC Lawn Stars. He was very talented and passionate which showed through his loyal customers who praised him for his kindness, creativity and determination to always go above and beyond for everyone he worked for.

He took pleasure in the simpler things in life such as being surrounded by family, riding on his John Deere, watching the Chiefs win, and drinking a beer and wakeboarding at the Lake of the Ozarks. He had a heart of gold, a smile that warmed many hearts and a laugh that was like music to hear. He was a genuine and sensitive man and most importantly very caring and always took extra time to make the people around him feel special, especially his family. His blue eyes will live on in our hearts forever. 

Danny is survived by his parents Bob and Patty Kunz, his younger sisters Stephanie and Emily and grandmother Janet Kunz. He is also survived by family members including aunts, uncles and cousins and many close friends as well as his long time girlfriend, Alyssa Tillotson.



John, Brenda, Debbie and JJ Apr 29 ,2021

Uncle and Aunt and cousins ,Kansas City ,Missouri

Bob, Patty, Stephanie, Emily and Janet: Our prayers are with all of you. The love and joy that Danny brought to all will never be forgotten. He had the most beautiful eyes and a smile to light up the room. Praying for strength and comfort for all of you.

Michael Kunz Apr 30 ,2021

Uncle ,Ballwin ,Missouri

So sad.... Danny you finally get to meet your Grandfather..

Russell and Mary Alde Apr 30 ,2021

Friend ,Saint Paul ,Minnesota

Bob and Patty, We are deeply saddened to learn of Danny’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the girls.

Andrew Widman Apr 30 ,2021

Friend ,Overland Park ,Kansas

You will be missed by me and my family, and all of the neighbors you took care of. I was always excited to see you in the neighborhood, and loved having conversations with you. I already miss you my friend. Your crew was at my house today doing a spectacular mowing job just like you would have expected them to do! We are praying for your family and friends. Your memory will be a blessing to all of us.

David E. Sternberg May 01 ,2021

friend ,Leawood ,Kansas

I am so sad to hear of Danny passing. His recent years were so positive as his company flourished and he genuine enjoyed his profession. Always giving me suggestions for my lawn. And his travels with his family brought him great joy. May his memory be a blessing for us all.

Kelley Diggs May 01 ,2021

Friend ,Overland Park ,Kansas

Oh Danny, you have no idea how much you meant to so many! Your smile and kindness will always be remembered! Thank you for your chats, laughs, and generosity supporting Bella’s softball team the past couple of years! My kids adored you and thought of you more than just our “lawn wizard guy” were definitely so much more than that...we considered you a sweet friend that my kids looked up to! We were so proud of you for the way you grew your business, and so impressed with how you treated all of your clients...most of them you treated like your best friends and family who all loved you!! We will miss your smile. We will miss your laughs. We will miss your chats about big trucks, dreamy landscaping ideas, and more importantly, we will miss you! You have left a hole in our hearts, and we will forever drive through the neighborhood looking for your big white truck, listening for the sound of mowers firing up, and you for a quick chat and a wave. We will always say to ourselves, WWDD? What Would Danny Do? for our next lawn or Christmas light project. Rest in eternal peace my friend! -Diggs family!

Jana (Klosterman) Watkins May 01 ,2021

Family Friend ,Raymore ,Missouri

I am crying with you. So sad of Danny’s passing. When Chris called he was so upset. He grew up with Danny and enjoyed Danny doing stuff for him.. There are no words to express what you are going through . Just remember he is with the Heavenly Father. My heart and prayers are with you😥🙏🙏

Jennifer Latimore May 01 ,2021

Friend ,Overland Park ,Kansas

I am so sorry for your loss. Danny was always so kind and caring towards my family and our neighborhood. He took my lawn from struggling to thriving. He was dependable, hard working and frankly an expert. He is already greatly missed. I’ll pray for comfort and peace during this time. In God’s green pastures we have Hope.

Dennis, Lan,Hiep, Connie and Sharon of Edwardsville Court Apts. May 02 ,2021

Friends, co workers ,Edwardsville ,Kansas

Bob, Patty and family We are sorry for your loss. We pray that you all find comfort and strength in this difficult time. May God always be with all of you and comfort you. May Danny rest in peace. Your friends at Edwardsville Court Apartments.

Bob Miller May 02 ,2021

Friend ,Prairie village ,Kansas

Bob and Patty and family, we are so sorry for your loss, RIP Danny. God bless your family

Connie Thompson May 03 ,2021

family friend ,Gladstone ,Missouri

Bob, Patty, Emily & Stephanie, There is not enough words to express how sorry I am for your loss. Danny will be greatly missed. You & your family have been and will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. We love you all & sending big hugs your way Connie & Gracie Thompson

Mark Rau May 03 ,2021

Business Friend of Bob ,Lenexa ,Kansas

Bob I am so sorry to hear of the lost of you son. Know that God will be holding your hand and will be with you through all these trying days. Mark

Maria OBryan May 03 ,2021

Friend ,Overland Park ,Kansas

Patty and Bob, we are devastated to hear that Danny died. You are certainly in our thoughts and prayers.

Sharon & Fred May 03 ,2021

Neighbor ,Overland Park ,Kansas

We are sorry for your loss. Dan was too young. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Lisa Boyle May 03 ,2021

Friend of Patty ,Kansas City ,Kansas

Patty and Family, There are no words to express how heartbroken I am to learn of your son’s passing. May God help you to be able to face the journey ahead as you grieve his loss. He sounds like a wonderful young man. I am only a phone call away should you need anything. Lisa Williams Boyle

Bernie Kennally May 04 ,2021

Friend ,Overland Park ,Kansas

Bob Patty and the Kunz family my prayers are with you.

Carla Schubert May 04 ,2021

Friend ,Kansas City ,Kansas

Patty and Bob, I am so sorry for the loss of your son. Sending you prayers for strength as you find your way through each day.

Erik Enger May 04 ,2021

Friend ,Leawood ,Kansas

I recently re-connected with Danny about 2 years ago through business. His outlook on life and business was one I will never forget. He was always filled with positivity.. I would see him off Mission road & 140th Dr cul’de’sac and I would ALWAYS go out of my way to talk to Danny.. I remember many times talking for over an hour... cheerful in all weathers.. I will never forget his smile and one of a kind personality. We shared many laughs in that cul’de’sac. They don’t make em like Danny anymore. I would do large scale tree jobs for Dannys customers through Danny - with the shake of a hand- zero hesitation or worry.. salt of the earth kind of guy. Everyone loved Danny. Like many others I will miss Danny. Words fail to express my deep sorrow for the Kunz Family and close friends of Danny’s.

Gayle and TH Winter May 04 ,2021

Friend ,Manhattan ,Kansas

So very very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Dave & Beth Schaefer May 05 ,2021

Friend & previous neighbor ,Kirksville ,Missouri

We will always remember Danny growing up in the cul-de-sac as such a happy and fun young man. Our most heartfelt condolences to Patty, Bob, Stephanie, & Emily Ann.

Rue Logan May 05 ,2021

Friend ,Kansas City ,Kansas

Patty I was so sorry to hear about Danny, from Robin, if there is anything at all that I can do to help just give me a call Robin, and I are both there for you.

Wendy Hoelting May 06 ,2021

Friend ,Shawnee ,Kansas

Danny was a sweet and caring young man. We considered Danny part of our family. We loved him and are so very sorry to all of his family. Many prayers for your peace and comfort! Wendy and Glen Hoelting Alyssa’s Aunt and Uncle

Dennis Cook May 07 ,2021

Friend ,Manhattan ,Kansas

We've loved your family like our own. This is beyond what any one of us should have to deal with. Danny was special and our hearts go out to you all.

Emily and Chuck Dierking, and Jeffrey May 08 ,2021

friend ,Overland Park ,Kansas

Bob, Patty, Stephanie, Emily and Janet: We were so devastated to hear of Danny's passing - I just started crying! Even though we personally haven't seen Danny recently, he was Jeffrey's friend and I remembered those fun grade school and high school days! I talked to Jeffrey and he so wishes he could be here to celebrate Danny's wonderful, yet unfortunately, too short life. Please know we have been, and will continue to think of all of you who loved Danny so very much, his great smile and beautiful, blue eyes! May you be comforted that he is enjoying all the beauty of God's eternal love with family and friends that have gone before us.

Keith and Mindy Blake May 08 ,2021

Family friend ,Clay Centet, KS ,Kansas

Bob and Patty, So sorry to hear of the passing of your son. Just know that he is in a much better place. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. K & M

Nick Annin May 08 ,2021

Co-Worker ,Overland Park ,Kansas

Bob and Patty, I am so saddened by Danny's passing. It was a joy to work with him the last few years and I will miss seeing him out on the lawns we worked on together. He was truly devoted to his business, his employees, and his customers. His work ethic was second to none. As I have been traveling the work route that he serviced, I have had so many people stop me to convey their sympathy. There will be no replacement for the joy he brought to his customers. I wish you and your family peace in this difficult time. Sincerely, Nick Annin

Michael S. Gallagher May 08 ,2021

Bob, Patty and girls: We are heartbroken for your loss. Eternal Rest Grant unto him O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. God Bless.

Cathy Dolan May 08 ,2021

Patty's childhood friend ,Wynnewood ,Pennsylvania

Patty and Bob, I never knew Danny, but as a son of Patty and nephew of Terry, both of whom I do know, I am confident he was full of life and vigor. I am so sorry he's gone but will pray that your love for him will sustain you and your family going forward.

Susie Marsh May 10 ,2021

Friend ,Lenexa ,Kansas

I just heard. My heart is breaking for you, Patty, Bob, Stephanie, and Emily. My deepest sympathy to your family. RIP Sweet Danny Baby Blue Eyes❤️ Love and Prayers, Susie Marsh

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