610 N. Maple

Russell, KS 67665

701 N. First Street

Natoma, KS 67651

Curtis E. Bunting

Curtis Eugene Bunting, 64, of Olmitz, Kansas, died on Saturday, June 04, 2022, at the Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington, Kansas.

Curtis was born on September 05, 1957, in Russell, Kansas, the son of Conrad E. and Opal L. (Blew) Bunting.  He grew up in Russell, Kansas and graduated from Russell High School in the class of 1975.  Later, he graduated with a business and communications degree from Fort Hays State University. He lived in Wichita, Kansas, Amarillo and Lubbock, Texas. He moved back to Russell, then Olmitz, Kansas, where he made his permanent home, 10 years ago. He loved to remodel his homes putting his artistic touch to each one. He also had an antique business called the Rustic Peddler. He enjoyed auctions, collecting, restoring and selling antiques. He saw the beauty in what others considered junk. He was very artistic, he painted numerous paintings on canvas, saw blades and water cans. His family was very important to him and enjoyed researching genealogy. He had a passion for writing and was in the middle of writing his first novel. He taught himself to play the guitar and wrote music for several songs that were recorded in a recording studio, under the name “Red Bunting”.  He loved animals, he raised and sold Long Haired Dachshunds for several years. His latest pet was a Ragdoll cat, Rufus, that he adopted. He currently worked as a senior consultant for G.A. Consultants, in Hoisington, for past 8 years. 

Surviving family include his sister Cindy Hoferer and husband Paul of O’Neill, Nebraska and brother Chris Bunting of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Nephews, Jeff Hoferer and wife Cassi, Joe Hoferer and wife Amy, and Josh Hoferer. Great-nephew and niece Nolan and Autumn Hoferer. Aunts, Uncles, numerous cousins and friends.

Also surviving, who he considered his second family that he wished he found years ago are, G.A. Consultants, Greg and Beckie Armstrong, Pam Hickel and Chris Howell, and Seth Orebaugh.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A celebration of Curtis’ life will be held at 1:30 P.M. on Friday, June 10, 2022, at the Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary in Russell, Kansas.  Burial will follow at the Russell City Cemetery.  Open visitation and viewing will be from 9 A.M. to service time on Friday, June 10th.  Family will greet guests from 12:30 P.M. to service time on Friday.  Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell, Kansas, is in charge of the funeral service arrangements.