Taylor Ann Kuenzel, 14, of Marthasville, passed away on April 1, 2020.
Taylor, daughter of Jeff Kuenzel and Maria NEE Hellebusch, was born June 10, 2005, in St. Louis. She was in the 8th grade at Washington middle school. She enjoyed deer hunting, showing hogs in 4-H, playing volleyball, hanging out with her friends, and volunteering with All Abilities Athletics. She was the historian for FFA in the middle school, played the trombone in band and was the treasurer for Go Hog Wild 4-H club. Taylor was an amazing big sister to Tori. She had a passion for the outdoors and loved spending time on the farm with her favorite uncles. She also enjoyed the girl time she had with her favorite aunts and was spoiled by her grandparents. She had aspirations of becoming a special education teacher someday. Everywhere she went she had a smile on her face. Taylor was a member of St. Ignatius of Loyola in Concord Hill. Even in death, Taylor showed her love for others, by giving the gift of life as an organ donor.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Victor and Stella Kuenzel; aunt, Michelle Hellebusch; and step-grandfather, Robert Bunge.
Among her survivors are her parents, Jeff and Maria Kuenzel of Marthasville; sister, Victoria "Tori" Kuenzel of Marthasville; maternal grandparents, Francis and Betty Hellebusch of Marthasville; aunts and uncles, Marcha Levin and husband Richard of Marthasville, Michael Hellebusch and wife Beth of Marthasville, Danny Kuenzel and wife Trisha of Washington, and Debra Kuenzel of Marthasville; cousins, Estiven and Macey Levin, Joseph, Henry, and Addie Hellebusch, Emmalee Willimann and husband CJ, Matthew and Anna Kuenzel; other relatives and many friends.
Private family services are being held on April 6th, 2020, at the St. Ignatius Church Cemetery in Concord Hill. Friends and extended family are invited to participate via a live stream at www.facebook.com/nieburgvittmiller , beginning at 1:30 P.M. A public celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations can be made to the Taylor Kuenzel Scholarship Fund or to All Abilities Athletics.
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