Updated: Jul 1, 2020
Christopher Kunz, long-time board member and webmaster of The Mill: A Place for Writers, passed away on Sunday, June 28, 2020, from colon cancer. He was 55. Christopher was an author, publishing four books -- three novels (Doing Time, Struggling Readers, and Letting Go) and a book of essays (Missing Pieces) -- within the last four months. He served as an alderman on the Neenah Common Council for seven years, from 2013 to his death, having been elected and re-elected in three different elections. Chris was also a member of the Neenah Board of Education, serving twelve years from 2007-2019.
With all of that going on, how he found time to be a board member of The Mill and its webmaster during these past several years should humble us all. Christopher developed our original Wordpress website and kept it up to date, posting new classes as they were developed and announcing important news items. His advice and recommendations for content on creating our new website were invaluable. His counsel and guidance at our monthly board meetings will also be sorely missed.
Today's online Post Crescent has posted an article about Christopher, highlighting the four recently published books and his public service accomplishments. He was also a community columnist for the paper for several years. We at The Mill will not be the only ones to miss him. We offer our condolences to his wife Ellen and family.