HUINKER, Gerald Alois 1934-2001
EINCK, HUINKER, HACKMAN, BUCHHEIT, KUENNEN, LUZUM, HUBER
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Date: 8/26/2010 at 08:38:38
Decorah Public Opinion, Tuesday, March 20, 2001
Gerald Huinker, 66, of Fort Atkinson, died Wednesday, March, 14, 2001 at his home following a lengthy illness.
A Mass of Christian Burial service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 17 at St. John's Catholic Church in Fort Atkinson, with Rev. John Moser officiating..
Mass servers were Timothy Huinker and Andrew and Willie Schmitt.
Lectors were Christopher and Kathleen Huinker.
Music was provided by Rita Schmitt, organist, and the St. John's Choir, and selections included "Here I Am Lord," "Prayer of St. Francis," "Only a Shadow," "Peace is Flowing Like a River" and "How Great Thou Art."
Casket bearers were Beth Hackman, Kevin Buchheit, Dick Luzum, Keith Huinker, Dale Kuennen, Chris Hackman, Daniel Hackman and Raymond Huinker,
Interment was held at St. John's Catholic Cemetery in Fort Atkinson, with Chekal Funeral Home of Fort Atkinson handling arrangements.
Gerald Alois Huinker was born August 27, 1934 in Festina, the son of Frank and Caroline (Einck) Huinker.
He attended Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic School in Festina, and then served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.
He married Bernice Hackman on Oct. 18, 1958 at John's Catholic Church in Fort Atkinson.
Gerald Huinker worked for Myers Brothers in Fort Atkinson and then for Reilly Construction in Ossian for many years.
He was a member of St. John's Catholic Church, The Foresters, Huber-Steffes American Legion Post #672 of Fort Atkinson and the Fort Atkinson Volunteer Fire Department.
He was an avid fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes men's basketball team, and enjoyed playing bingo and cards and mowing the lawn. His greatest love was spending time with grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife; Bernice Huinker of Fort Atkinson; three sons, Marvin and Gladys Huinker of Calmar; Kevin and Kim Huinker of Fort Atkinson and Lylei Huinker of Fort Atkinson; five grandchildren; three sisters, Bernice and Lawrence Buchheit of Festina; Geneva and Clarence Kuennen of St. Lucas and Ethel Luzum of Calmar; three brothers, Bob and Arlene Huinker of Calmar; Donald and Catherine Huinker of Ossian and Cornelius "Neil" Huinker of Decorah and many nieces and nephews.
Gerald Alois Huinker was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Caroline Huinker; one sister, Margie Huber and one brother, Virgil Huinker.
Transcribed by an IA GenWeb Volunteer from obituaries found in the Howard-Winneshiek Genealogy Society Library, Cresco, Iowa.
Winneshiek Obituaries maintained by Bruce Kuennen.
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