Patricia Kuenstler
1931 - 2021
KUENSTLER, Patricia Dr. Patricia "Pat" Ruth Kuenstler of Dallas, Texas, was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, friend, teacher, co-worker, and child of God. She went home to be with her Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, on November 16, 2021, at age 89, only 17 days shy of her 90th birthday. Pat was born to Emmett and Bernadean Wyche on December 3, 1931. Pat was a life-long learner and teacher. After graduating from Hot Wells High School in San Antonio, Texas, in 1948, Pat married her high school sweetheart, Frank Kuenstler, on September 4, 1948. When most women stayed home to raise a family, Pat combined her dreams of marriage, motherhood, and education. Pat attended Abilene Christian University, and she graduated from Texas Woman's University with a Bachelor's of Sociology in 1965. She continued to pursue her Masters of Art and her Doctorate of Philosophy, emphasizing Sociology, Psychology, and Child Development. Pat continued her education and became a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She was still working with clients from the area and around the world until the week she died. Pat and Frank also had five children together: Sheryl, Kimberley, Toy, and Konrad. Pat lost a baby boy at birth on March 22, 1961. Pat was deeply loved by her family. She is survived by her husband, Frank Lloyd Kuenstler, of 73 years; daughter, Dr. Sheryl Ann Hamilton; daughter, Kimberley Dean Ogilvie; daughter, Toy Ruth White; and son, Konrad Kirk Kuenstler. Pat is also survived by sons-in-law, Mark Hamilton, Jack Ogilvie, and Steve White; and daughter-in-law, Denise Kuenstler. Pat's grandchildren and great-grandchildren are Shelby Ogilvie and her husband, Jimmy Christoff; Haley Hamilton and her husband, Nick Flores and their daughter, Hadley; Jason Ogilvie and his wife, Paige; Cade Ogilvie and his wife, Brooke and their children, Madden, and Major; Abby Hamilton, her son, Colt Kreck, her husband, Trevor Danielson, and their daughters Dae Lee and River; Kali Kuenstler, her son, Ayden, her daughter, Modesty, and her fiance', Louie Dovile; Karac Kuenstler, and Klaus Kuenstler; and her daughter and granddaughter in-love, Jan and Kathleen Scott. Pat is preceded in death by her infant son, Baby Boy Kuenstler, her granddaughter, Eva Kuenstler, and great-grandson, Miles Ogilvie. To list the host of her friends would take too long, but she would want to remind you that "A friend loves at all times." Proverbs 17:17. Pat was loved deeply, and in turn, she loved deeply. If you knew Dr. Pat Kuenstler, you knew her as a family member, a friend, teacher, or counselor. She is already deeply missed, but the family does not doubt that her legacy will live on through the lives she touched. The Kuenstler family were charter members of Walnut Hill Church of Christ when it opened its doors on February 5, 1956, and they are honored to share this portion of her life with you here today. Dr. K, as her students lovingly called her, lived to glorify God in everything she did. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Anidaso, an organization that provides clean water, education, and healthcare to rural villages in Ghana and Kenya at: or Cambodian Christian Ministries, an organization founded to continue the ministry of Jesus by meeting the physical and spiritual needs of the poorest of the poor in Cambodia's remote villages at

Published by Dallas Morning News from Nov. 25 to Nov. 26, 2021.
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