Calvin B. Kuenzi, D.V.M.

April 19, 1962 - Jan. 7, 2010

Calvin B. "Cal" Kuenzi, longtime Waukesha resident, died unexpectedly Thursday, January 7, 2010 at the age of 47.

He was born April 19, 1962 in Waukesha to John and Valeta (nee Brown) Kuenzi. He was a 1980 graduate of Waukesha South High School, received his Bachelor of Science degree in microbiology in 1984 and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1988, both from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He worked for two years in Madison before becoming a partner at Kuenzi Family Pet Hospital in 1990. He was a member of the Waukesha Kiwanis Club, member of committees for the Wisconsin Veterinary Medicine Association and officer for the Waukesha County Veterinary Association, during which time he served on the board of directors for the Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County. Cal was a volunteer for 4-H and at the Waukesha County Fair. He was an outdoorsman and a fanatic Packers fan. He loved being a father, spending time with his children, all his nieces and nephews and his Labrador, Ellie.

He will be sadly missed by his wife, Gloria (nee Castillo), whom he married on July 6, 1994, along with their children Virginia, Noah and Peter, all of Waukesha. He is further survived by his parents, Dr. John and Valeta Kuenzi of Waukesha; brother, Dr. Rodney (Dr. Lana) Kuenzi of Waukesha; sisters Elizabeth (Curtis) Spotted Elk of Delavan and Sandi (John) Forster of Seattle, Wash.; mother-in-law, Hortensia Castillo of Waukesha; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his sister Elena Kuenzi on March 14, 2000 and brother Gerald Kuenzi on April 17, 2002.

Visitation will take place from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11 at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha, WI. Visitation continues on Tuesday, Jan. 12 from 11 a.m. until the 12 noon funeral service, all at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the family to be placed in a college fund for the children.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035, or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave an online tribute.