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Peter Rolf Kunze, a minister of God passed away

Peter Rolf Kunze, a minister of God passed away

Bern December 24, 2012. [CD-EUDNews]. Sabbath morning, on December 22, Elder Peter Kunze, the former treasurer of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Inter-European Region (EUD), passed away. He was struggling and suffering with a long and serious ill

December 24, 2012 | CD-EUDNews; Pictures E.Prida Diez

Bern December 24, 2012. [CD-EUDNews]. Sabbath morning, on December 22, Elder Peter Kunze, the former treasurer of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Inter-European Region (EUD), passed away. He was struggling and suffering with a long and serious illness. Petra, his wife, said that “Peter is no longer suffering.” “Although we are relieved that he is not suffering anymore we mourn as we have lost a highly esteemed servant in God’s work”, affirmed Norbert Zens, current EUD treasurer.

 

Peter Kunze was born in Stettin, Germany, on March 2, 1940. After to his studies in Management he worked as associate treasurer in the Seventh-day Adventist Church. In the years 1972-75 Peter Kunze worked as Secretary/Treasurer of the South European Union, situated in Rome, Italy. Afterwards he moved to the EUD offices as Associate Treasurer. For about two mandates Elder Kunze worked also for ADRA, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency that operates all around the world. His leadership in this field allowed him to pilot many projects in different parts of Africa as well as in other countries belonging to the former Euro-Africa Region (now Inter-European Region).

At the General Conference Constituency Session in Toronto, on June 2000, Peter Kunze was elected EUD Treasurer, fulfilling his mission until 2010.

“Peter Kunze left us but he remains in our hearts as a true servant, eager to see the church grow and wait for the return of Jesus. His passion for the mission will remain his legacy,” said Bruno Vertallier, EUD President.

Elder Kunze lived his last days in the hospital of Bern, Switzerland, fighting against a very painful sickness. His wife Petra and his children Vera, Rolf, Andreas and Sonja were with him as he said “goodbye”. Peter Kunze was a fervent believer in the second coming of Jesus.

Petra Kunze and her family announce that the funeral will take place on Thursday December 27, at 14:30 at the church of Bolligen, Kirchstrasse 12, 3065 Bolligen, Switzerland.

“We especially pray for Petra and the whole family, may they find comfort in the hope of the resurrection,” said Norbert Zens. At that time we will again be able to hug our loved ones and live together forever and ever.

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