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Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul) 6B
Wednesday, January 8, 2003
Hunziker Lenora Dorothy (Sigurdson) Hunziker, age 87, of Litchfield, formerly of St. Louis Park, passed away Monday, Jan. 6, 2003, at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Litchfield. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, Jan. 10, 2003 at Augustana Memorial Chapel in Litchfield, with Pastor Allen Bjorklund officiating.
Visitation will be from 9:30-10:30 AM Friday at the Augustana Memorial Chapel. Interment will be at the Grand View Park Cemetery in Hopkins. Johnson-Hagglund Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Family prefers memorials to Children's Theatre Company, 2400 3rd Ave S., #B, Minneapolis, MN. Peace be to her memory.

The Daily Oklahoman, Friday, January 3, 2003, 9A
HUNZIKER Jack, 65, passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2003 in Del City. Jack was born October 30, 1937 at Drumright, Oklahoma to L.P. and Myrtle Mae (Baker) Hunziker. He is preceded in death by his parents and one sister. Jack, is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Rebekah. Two daughters Lorri and husband Philip Patton and Marla and Jerry White. Four grandchildren, Molli, Charla, Jackie, and Cassie. One great grandchild Lorrin. Three sisters, Carolyn, Sandy, and Jewel. One brother Jerry. Many wonderful nieces and nephews. A special thanks to neice Katherine, and friend of the family Martha and also the Del City Grace living Center Staff for their care of our loved one. He will be greatly missed. Baggerley South 5708 S. Western, OKC

The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN), Monday, November 25, 2002, B6
HICKMAN - Hazel Hunziker, 87, retired receptionist for the Fulton County Health Department, died Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital- Union City in Tennessee. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, where she was a communicant, with burial in Hickman City Cemetery. Strong Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Hunziker was the widow of Oscar William Hunziker.

The Record (Bergen County, NJ), Saturday, September 21, 2002, A15
LOUIS A. HUNZIKER, 85, of Totowa died Friday. He had owned Passaic Valley Auto Wrecking, Totowa. He was a member of St. Agnes Episcopal Church, Little Falls. He had been a member of the Riverview Park Fire Company 3, Totowa. Arrangements: Bizub-Parker Funeral Home, Little Falls.

The Times Herald (Port Huron, MI)
ALGONAC -- Catherine E. Hunziker, 79. Dear wife of Floyd, of Algonac; loving mother of Sally Frazier and Lois Laesch of Florida; daughter of deceased Frances Morand; sister of the deceased Jim and Jerry Morand; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Viewing at Gilbert Funeral Home, Algonac, Wednesday, March 28, 2001, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Lung Association.

Portland Oregonian, Saturday, December 21, 2002, C08
Harold E.J. Sprecher
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, 2002, in Immanuel Lutheran Church in Portland for Harold E.J. Sprecher, who died Dec. 20 at age 91.

Mr. Sprecher was born Oct. 29, 1911, in Ogden, Iowa. He was a supervisor for Pacific Gas and Electric in Sacramento, Calif., before retiring and moving to Milwaukie in 1976. He was a member of the church. He married Lora Hunziker in 1935; she died in 1964. In 1966, he married Nadine Scherholz; she died in 1994.

Survivors include his son, Kenneth; daughter, Susan Shank; brothers, Eldo, Arnold and Norman; sister, Leone Schmoldt; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Remembrances to his church. Arrangements by Portland Memorial.

Times Union (Albany, NY), Monday, October 21, 2002, B4
SCHUYLERVILLE -- Lucas Gabriel Hunziker, infant son of Robert and Holly Hunziker of Schuylerville, N.Y., passed away at the Albany Medical Center Hospital in Albany, N.Y. on October 19, 2002. Lucas was born in Albany, N.Y. on April 3, 2002. He was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, Robert Hunziker and his brother, Dylan Hunziker. Surviving are his parents, Robert and Holly (Cooke) Hunziker of Schuylerville, N.Y.; his maternal grandparents, Dwight and Sheila Cooke of Preston Hollow, N.Y.; his paternal grandmother, Arlene Hunziker of Troy, N.Y.; his God-Parents, Deborah Owens and Hershey Strosberg; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. A private funeral service will be at the Preston Hollow Baptist Church in Preston Hollow, N.Y. with interment in the Brookside Cemetery. Those who wish may contribute in Lucas' memory to the Ronald McDonald House, Capital Region, 139 So. Lake Ave., Albany, NY 12208

Times Union (Albany, NY), Sunday, July 28, 2002, E12
WATERFORD -- Elizabeth A. Hunziker, 71, of Waterford died on July 24, 2002 at St. Mary's Hospital in Troy with her family by her side. Born in Waterford she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Cahill Ryan and the widow of George W. Hunziker. Mrs. Hunziker was a homemaker and devoted mother. Survivors include two daughters, Debra Gillie of Lansingburgh and Shari Hunziker of Waterford; one son, Mark Hunziker of Waterford; sister Mary Steinhilber of RI; stepchildren, Barbara Normington and Jane Hunziker; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Mrs. Hunziker was predeceased by her son Billy Hunziker, sister, Ruth Gaynor, brothers, John, Benedict, Joseph and Dede Ryan. Funeral services will be held on Monday at a time to be announced from St. Mary's Church in Waterford where the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Interment will be in Elmwood Hill Cemetery in Troy. Friends are invited and may call at the Frank P. McDonald & Son Funeral Home, 870 Second Avenue (between 123 & 125 Streets) in Lansingburgh on Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m.

Des Moines Register, Friday, May 3, 2002, page 7
Georgianna Hunziker, 85, of the 900 block of Southeast Belmont Drive, Ankeny, died of complications of surgery Tuesday at Mercy Medical Center. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ankeny First United Methodist Church, of which she was a member. Burial will be at Ankeny Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Mrs. Hunziker was born in La Cygne, Kan., and had lived in several cities before moving to Ankeny 30 years ago. She was a homemaker and a former rural schoolteacher in Kansas. She was a member of United Methodist Women, Order of the Eastern Star and Za-Ga-Zig Shrine Auxiliary and enjoyed vacationing.
She is survived by her husband, Arnold; a daughter, Sue Gibbons of Ankeny; a sister, June Coffin of Independence, Mo.; and two grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today at Ankeny Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to her church or the Animal Rescue League of Iowa.

South Bend (Indiana) Tribune, Monday, February 11, 2002
Dorothy C. Hunziker
May 28, 1903 - Feb. 9, 2002
DOWAGIAC - Dorothy C. Hunziker, 98, of 62nd Street, died Saturday in Cass County Medical Care Facility, Cassopolis. Survivors include a daughter, Mary A. McCoy of Dowagiac; and two sons, Jerry A. of Niles and James M. of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Trinity Episcopal Church, Niles, where friends may call after services. Connelly Funeral Home, Cassopolis, is handling arrangements.

The Elkhart (Indiana) Truth

May 28, 1903--Feb. 9, 2002

DOWAGIAC -- Dorothy C. Hunziker, 98, of Magician Lake, longtime co-owner of Hunziker's Nursery in Niles, died at 4:35 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 9, 2002) at the Cass County Medical Care Facility in Cassopolis. She was born May 28, 1903, in Chicago to James and Eva Mae (Aldrich) Cummings. She married Alex H. Hunziker in 1926, in Angola. He died Nov. 20, 1973.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Craig (Mary A.) McCoy of Dowagiac; two sons, Jerry A. (Pamela) Hunziker of Niles and James M. Hunziker of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Friends may call after the funeral service, which will begin at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity Episcopal Church in Niles. The Rev. Frank Schuster will officiate. Cremation has taken place. Burial will be in St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park in Granger.

Mrs. Hunziker moved to Magician Lake in 1914 where she spent summers until 1998. But spent most of her life in Niles.

She was a homemaker but also co-owned the nursery.

She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church and a life member of Beta Gamma Epsilon sorority.

Memorials may be given to the Cass County Medical Care Facility.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Ft. Lauderdale Fla.), Monday, January 21, 2002, 7B
HUNZIKER Hunziker, William, 67, of Boca Raton, FL died on January 17, 2002. All County Funeral Home & Crematory

Palm Beach Post, Sunday, January 20, 2002, 5C
Hunziker, William, 67, of Boca Raton. All County Funeral Home and Crematory, Lake Worth.

Bellingham (WA) Herald, Tuesday, January 15, 2002, Page 5
Rick Hunziker
Rick Hunziker, age 47, a resident of Clear Lake, passed away Thursday, January 10, 2002 at this residence. He was born on September 28, 1954 in Bellingham, the son of Archie and Shirley Martin Hunziker.
He attended Mount Vernon and Burlington High schools and later worked in the Skagit Valley in the food service industry. He enjoyed hiking, climbing and exploring in the mountains. His main goal in life was to have as much fun as possible.
He is survived by his son, Frank Enyeart of Clear Lake; Dad, Herb Laurin, Sr. of Burlington; Sister, Joni Hunziker of Clear Lake; three brothers, Herb Laurin, Jr. of Burlington, David Ruble of West Palm Beach, Florida and Brooks Ruble of Portland; two granddaughters, Grace and Carrie Enyeart of Arlington; six nephews, Jeff Hunziker of Clear Lake, Brooks, Jr., Gene, Tony and Shane Ruble all of Portland and Tory Ruble of Los Angles, CA; great niece, Amy Hunziker of Marysville; and great nephew, Nicholas (St. Nick) Larsen of Marysville. He was preceded in death by his mother, Shirley Laurin; father, Archie Hunziker; sister, Joyce Ruble; and brother, Randy Ruble.
A Graveside service will be held on Thursday, January 17, 2002 at 1:00 PM at the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery near La Canner with Pastor Ron Deegan officiating. Visitation will take place at the Kern Funeral Home Tuesday, Jan. 15th 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Wednesday, Jan. 16th 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and on Thursday, Jan. 17th 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Kern Funeral Home of Mount Vernon.

The Lexington Herald Leader, Wednesday, December 5, 2001, B2
Jon Hunziker, 62, died Oct. 15. No services scheduled. Arrangements, Whitehall Funeral Chapel.

St. Petersburg (FL) Times, Friday, September 7, 2001, 9
HUNZIKER, JOANNE PHYLLIS, 72, of Inverness, died Wednesday (Sept. 5, 2001) in Crystal River. Born in Cambridge, Mass., she came here in 1988 from San Jose, Calif. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church of Inverness. Survivors include a sister, Nancy Lester; four nieces; a great-niece and great-nephew. Heinz Funeral Home, Inverness.

The Spokesman Review (Spokane WA), Wednesday, August 1, 2001, D7
Jane Frances (Tiss) Hunziker
No public service will be held for Jane Frances (Tiss) Hunziker, 84. Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home in Newport is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Hunziker, who was born in Des Moines, Iowa, died July 25. She was a 48-year resident of Newport.
She moved to Priest River, Idaho, with her family at the age of two and graduated from Priest River High School in 1934. She attended one year at Kinman Business College in Spokane.
In 1937 she married Harry Lewis Hunziker, and the couple owned and operated Hunziker Chevrolet in Newport, where Mrs. Hunziker worked as the bookkeeper. She also worked for the Newport School District.
After her husband's death in 1957, Mrs. Hunziker worked as a bookkeeper for the Washington Department of Social and Health Services. She retired in the mid 1970s.
She was a member of Friends of the Newport Library, the Catholic Church and the quilting club.
Survivors include a son, Bob Hunziker of Spokane; two daughters, Judy Shanholtzer of Fruita, Colo., and Mary Hovey of Priest Lake, Idaho; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the House of Charity in Spokane.

Wichita (KS) Eagle, Friday, July 6, 2001, 10A
Hunziker, Nancy C., 55, Fred's Tire Service Inc. secretary and treasurer, died Tuesday, July 3, 2001. Visitation with family 7 to 8 p.m. today, Gibson-Koch-Friskel Chapel; service 10 a.m. Saturday, First Presbyterian Church.
Survivors: husband, Fred; son, Dick Prosser of Overland Park; stepson, Troy Hunziker of Chanute; stepdaughter, Cheryl Williamson of Elaine, Ark.; brother, Roger Neely of Chanute; sister, Connie Gibson of DeSoto; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Memorials established with Horizon Hospice and First Presbyterian Church.

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Tuesday, July 3, 2001, B4
Ruth D. Hunziker
Retired school secretary, 69
Ruth D. Stoeckhert Hunziker, 69, of Buckingham Springs, a retired secretary for the Council Rock School District, died of cancer Saturday at Holy Redeemer Hospital, Meadowbrook.
She retired in 1996 after 24 years with the district at intermediate schools in Richboro and Holland.
Mrs. Hunziker was born in Philadelphia and graduated from Germantown High School. She lived in Holland for 32 years before moving to Buckingham Springs in 1996.
She enjoyed gardening and spending time at the Jersey Shore.
Surviving are her husband of 49 years, Albert E. Hunziker; daughter Lynn Chieffo; son Bruce E.; two sisters; and three grandchildren.
Friends may call after 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Joseph A. Fluehr 3d Funeral Home, 800 Newtown-Richboro Rd., Richboro, where a service will be held at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Whitemarsh Memorial Park, Prospectville.
The family suggests contributions to the American Cancer Society, BuxMont Chapter, 527 W. Butler Ave., Chalfont, Pa. 18914.

Times Union (Albany, NY), Wednesday, June 20, 2001, B6
EAST GREENBUSH -- Frederick H. Hunziker, 74, of East Greenbush, died on June 19, 2001 at the Samaritan Hospital, after a brief illness. Born in Troy, he was the son of the late Frederick and Ethel Bates Hunziker and the husband of the late Sandra Kendrick Hunziker and Ruth Ringer Hunziker of East Greenbush, who survives. Mr. Hunziker was a graduate of Lansingburgh High School and was a World War II veteran of the United States Navy. He was a plank owner of the USS St. Paul when it was commissioned for World War II and served as the editor of the newsletter for the USS St. Paul Association for the past 10 years. Mr. Hunziker retired from the New York Telephone Company in 1985 after 37 years. He worked both as a lineman and a manager for the Upstate area. Mr. Hunziker was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America, the Rensselaer Elks #2073, the National Ski Patrol, Inc. (National Number Recognition) and the Center Brunswick United Methodist Church. He helped organize the Booster Club for Tamarac High School and was involved with the Brunswick Little League. Fred loved to go boating, play golf and spend time with his grandchildren. Survivors in addition to his wife, include his loving children, Eric D. Hunziker and his wife, Janette of Alameda, CA, Dana H. Coletti and her husband, Gene of Troy and Craig F. Hunziker and his wife, Mary Katherine of Portland, ME; his sister, Marion Hunziker of Troy; grandchildren, Justin Kyle and Alisandra Coletti, Katherine Hunziker, Morgan Snarr and Kyle Wilkinson; stepcildren, Mark Sherman of Chatham, Jay Sherman of Anacordus, WA and Dawn Bucci of Hudson; also survived by several step-grandchildren. He was predeceased by brothers, William and Robert Hunziker. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial services will be held on Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Center Brunswick United Methodist Church, 990 Hoosick Road, Troy. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 3 Winners Circle, Albany, NY, the American Cancer Society or to the Community Hospice of Rensselaer County, 295 Valley View Blvd., Rensselaer, NY 12144.

Portland Oregonian, Monday, June 11, 2001, F5
Bertha Elizabeth James
A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday, June 11, 2001, in Riverview Abbey Funeral Home for Bertha Elizabeth James, who died June 7 at age 84.
Mrs. James was born Bertha Elizabeth Hunziker on July 27, 1916, in Colorado Springs, Colo. She moved to Portland and graduated from Jefferson High School. She worked in the safe deposit section of First National Bank (later First Interstate Bank) until retiring. She married Ted James; he died in 1974.
Survivors include her daughter, Jill Kearns; sister, Andra Henriksen; and two grandchildren.
Interment in Riverview Abbey Mausoleum.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Saturday, March 31, 2001, page 26
HIGHLAND [Madison County, Illinois]
Harvey J. "Hank" Hunziker, 76, a carpenter, died Wednesday. Visitation 4-8 p.m. Sunday and 8-10 a.m. Monday, and funeral 10 a.m. Monday, all at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home. Burial at Highland Cemetery. Memorials to the Highland Animal Shelter.

The Pantagraph (Bloomington, IL), Sunday, December 10, 2000, A10
Dena Hunziker

EUREKA - The funeral of Dena S. Hunziker, 95, of 610 W. Cruger, Eureka, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Eureka Apostolic Christian Church. Apostolic Christian Church ministers will officiate. Burial will be in Congerville-Goodfield Apostolic Christian Cemetery, rural Congerville. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Otto-Argo Funeral Home, Eureka, and an hour before the service Monday at the church.

She died at 2:45 p.m. Friday (Dec. 8, 2000) at Eureka Apostolic Christian Home.

Memorials may be made to Eureka Apostolic Christian Home, 610 W. Cruger, Eureka, IL 61530.

She was born Jan. 20, 1905, at Eureka, the daughter of Michael and Katherine Roth Hartter II. She married Arthur W. Hunzicker Sr. on Feb. 18, 1925, at Eureka. He died Dec. 15, 1968, in Independence, Iowa.

Survivors include four sons, Lawrence L. (Betty) Hunziker, Winthrop, Iowa; Donald E. (Anne) Hunziker, Washington; Arthur W. Jr. (Roberta "Bobbi") Hunziker, Eureka; and Dr. Kenneth R. (Karen) Hunziker, Spencer, Iowa; four daughters, Eleanor M. (Alvin) Wallace, Tipton, Ind.; Irma A. Cherrie, Eureka; Ruth H. (Stephen) Underhill, East Peoria; and LaVerne K. (Edward) Rice, Peoria; two brothers, Martin Hartter, Peoria; and Harley (Ila) Hartter, Eureka; three sisters, Clara Hunzicker, Eureka, Dorothy (Ronald) Dickson, Morton; and Helen (James) Roman, Washington; 33 grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; five stepgreat-grandchildren; and three stepgreat-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three grandsons, one great-grandson, seven sisters, and nine brothers.

She was a member of Eureka Apostolic Christian Church.

Dena and her husband farmed together in the Washington/Eureka area until 1960 when they moved to Independence, Iowa. She returned to Eureka in 1985.

Peoria Journal Star, Sunday, December 10, 2000, B4
EUREKA - Dena S. Hunziker, 95, died at 2:45 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, 2000, at Apostolic Christian Home in Eureka.

Born Jan 20, 1905, in Eureka to Michael II and Katherine Roth Hartter, she married Arthur W. Hunziker Sr. on Feb. 18, 1925, in Eureka. He died Dec. 15, 1968, in Independence, Iowa.

She also was preceded in death by seven sisters, nine brothers, three grandsons, and one great-grandson.

Surviving are four sons, Lawrence (and Betty) of Winthrop, Iowa, Donald (and Anne) of Washington, Arthur Jr. (and Roberta "Bobbi") of Eureka and Dr. Kenneth (and Karen) of Spencer, Iowa; four daughters, Eleanor (and Alvin) Wallace of Tipton, Ind., Irma Cherrie of Eureka, Ruth (and Stephen) Underhill of East Peoria and LaVerne (and Edward) Rice of Peoria; 33 grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren; four great-greatgrandchildren; five stepgreatgrandchildren; three stepgreatgreat- grandchildren; two brothers, Martin Hartter of Peoria and Harley (and Ila) Hartter of Eureka; and three sisters, Clara Hunzicker of Eureka, Dorothy (and Ronald) Dickson of Morton and Helen (and James) Roman of Washington.

She and her husband farmed in the Washington and Eureka area until 1960.

She was a member of Apostolic Christian Church in Eureka, where services will be at 11 a.m. Monday. Church ministers will officiate. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Otto-Argo Funeral Home in Eureka and one hour before services at the church. Burial will be in Congerville-Goodfield Apostolic Christian Cemetery in rural Congerville.

Memorials may be made to Apostolic Christian Home in Eureka.

The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN), Thursday, December 7, 2000, B4
CRENSHAW [MS] - Edwene H. Green, 84, retired store clerk, died of heart failure Tuesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Kimbro Funeral Home in Marks with burial in Longtown Cemetery. She was a member of Crenshaw Methodist Church. Mrs. Green, the widow of James Reuben Green, leaves a son, Bill Green of Crenshaw; two sisters, Hazel Fanshaw of Chambersburg, Pa., and Mary Sue Powell of Union Bridge, Md.; two brothers, Jack Hunziker of Estill Springs, Tenn., and Homer Hunziker of Tracy City, Tenn., two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to Crenshaw Methodist Church.

The Kansas City Star, Wednesday, November 22, 2000, B2
Margaret W. Enfield, 65, Gravois Mills, MO, died Saturday, November 18, 2000, at Lake Regional Hospital, Osage Beach, MO. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, November 24, at the Maple Hill Cemetery. Friends may call 1-3 p.m. at the funeral home. Margaret was born December 21, 1934 in Gibbs, OK to Roy and Ida Mae (McCuien) Huskey. She lived most of her life in the Kansas City area and the last ten years in the Laurie, MO area. Margaret was a former member of the Maple Hill Presbyterian Church. Preceding her in death were her parents and one brother. Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Neal F., of the home; two daughters, Louise Blankinship, and Linda Kahler, both of Lake Ozarks, MO; four grandchildren, Joshua and John Ruppert, and Melanie and Heather Blankinship; four great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Addleman, Amsterdam, MO; and two brothers, Stephen Hunziker, Drexel, MO, and Arnold Hunziker, of Iowa. (Arrangements: Maple Hill Funeral Home)

Intermountain Contractor, Wednesday, November 1, 2000, Vol. 56, No. 12, Page 32
In Memory Fred Hunziker

Frederick 'Fred' Hunziker, former president of the Idaho Chapter of the Associated General Contractors (AGC), passed away Sept. 16 at the age of 63.

Hunziker was born April 26, 1937 in Boulder, Colo., and moved to Pocatello in 1946. He served in the Marine Corps from 1954-56. He started working in the heavy construction industry for his father shortly after marrying Karen Washington in 1958, in Elko, Nev. Hunziker worked for Bannock Paving for over 20 years. He founded Hunziker Construction in 1983 with brother Bill. They both retired in June 1999.

Hunziker served as president of the Idaho AGC in 1995. He was considered an honest, loyal, trusting person who was very straightforward in his business relationships.

"He was a great leader," said Anne Hoff of the Idaho AGC. "Fred was well-respected in the industry."

His hobbies included racing modified and sprint cars, and watching NASCAR races. He was a member of the Classic Car Club, and also enjoyed a good round of golf.

Hunziker is survived by his wife, Karen; daughters Keely Ann and Kelly Sue Hunziker, son Jeff Hunziker, brother Bill Hunziker, and three grandchildren.

Peoria Journal Star, Monday, August 28, 2000, B4
ROANOKE - Marian Ruth Blunier, 83, of Roanoke Apostolic Christian Nursing Home died there at 6:25 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, 2000.

Born Aug. 28, 1916, in Tremont to Adolph and Lydia Unsicker Hunziker, she married Walter C. Blunier on Feb. 5, 1939, in Congerville. He died April 1, 1997.

Five brothers, one sister and two grandchildren also preceded her in death.

Surviving are three sons, Walter (and Faye) of Eureka, Herbert (and Sheryl) of Germantown Hills and Gary (and Cindy) of Little Rock, Ark.; four daughters, Glenna (and Darrel) Lober of Lexington, Judith (and Daniel) Magnuson of Roanoke, Janet (and Randy) Martin of Fond du Lac, Wis., and Lori (and Lee) Ulrich of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; 20 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was a member of Roanoke Apostolic Christian Church, where services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday. The church ministers will officiate. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Knapp-Johnson-Harris Funeral Home, and 9 to 9:45 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Burial will be the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Roanoke Apostolic Christian Nursing Home.

The Pantagraph (Bloomington, IL), Thursday, July 20, 2000, A8
Virginia M. Hunziker

MORTON - Virginia M. Hunziker, 66, of 226 N. Louisiana, Morton, died at 9:35 p.m. Tuesday (July 18, 2000) at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria, of pancreatic cancer.

Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Morton Apostolic Christian Church. Ministers of the church will officiate. Burial will be in Morton Apostolic Christian Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today in the church's Fellowship Hall and from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Friday at the church. Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home, Morton, has charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Morton Public Library Memorial Fund, 315 W. Pershing, Morton, IL 61550; or Apostolic Christian Restmor, 935 E. Jefferson, Morton, IL 61550.

She was born Sept. 8, 1933, at Morton, a daughter of Samuel A. and Louise C. Geiger Haerr. She married Albert E. Hunziker on June 7, 1952, at Morton. He survives.

Other survivors include three daughters, Janet (John) Schini, Bremen, Ind.; Jean (Douglas) Greiner, Carlock; and Peggy (Shon) Haerr, Taylor, Mo.; one son, Jeffery Hunziker, Peoria; two brothers, Louis (Carol) Haerr, Naperville; and Donald (Wilma) Haerr, Bloomington; one sister, Norma Welch, Pleasant Hill, Calif.; and 11 grandchildren.

Her parents and two brothers preceded her in death.

A homemaker, Mrs. Hunziker was a member of the Morton Apostolic Christian Church and a volunteer at Timer Ridge in Morton.

Peoria Journal Star, Thursday, July 20, 2000, B5
MORTON - Virginia M. Hunziker, 66, of 226 N. Louisiana Ave. died at 9:35 p.m. Tuesday, July 18, 2000, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria from pancreatic cancer.

Born Sept. 8, 1933, in Morton to Samuel A. and Louise C. Geiger Haerr, she married Albert E. Hunziker on June 7, 1952, in Morton. He survives.

Also surviving are three daughters, Jean (and Douglas) Greiner of Carlock , Janet (and John) Schini of Bremen, Ind., and Peggy (and Shon) Haerr of Taylor, Mo.; one son, Jeffery of Peoria; 11 grandchildren; two brothers, Louis (and Carol) Haerr of Naperville and Donald (and Wilma) Haerr of Bloomington; and one sister, Norma Welch of Pleasant Hill, Calif.

She was preceded in death by two brothers.

She was a volunteer at Timber Ridge in Morton. She was a member of Morton Apostolic Christian Church, where services will be at 10 a.m. Friday. Church ministers will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today at Morton Apostolic Christian Fellowship Hall and from 9 to 9: 45 a.m. Friday at the church. Burial will be in Morton Apostolic Christian Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Morton Public Library Memorial Fund or Apostolic Christian Restmor.

The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), Tuesday, July 11, 2000, 7B
FRED HUNZIKER, 72, of Bainbridge Township, died Saturday. - Gattozzi & Son, Chester Township.

The Star-Ledger (Newark, NJ), Wednesday, May 31, 2000, page 26 [Same on May 30 at page 24]
HUNZIKER - Gladys (nee Thompson), of Upper Montclair, N.J., on May 28, 2000, mother of Robin H. Smith, Gordon A. Hunziker and Stuart T. Hunziker, also survived by seven grand- children. Services will be held in Union Congregational Church, Cooper Avenue, Upper Montclair, on Friday, June 2, at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Van Vleck House and Gardens (Greenhouse Restoration Project), 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair, N.J. 07042, would be appreciated.

The Star-Ledger (Newark, NJ), Tuesday, May 30, 2000, Page 25
Gladys Hunziker, active in Montclair

OBITUARY Services for Mrs. Gladys Hunziker, 69, of Upper Montclair will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Union Congregational Church, Cooper Avenue, Upper Montclair. Arrangements are by the Prout Funeral Home, Verona.

Mrs. Hunziker died Sunday in Mountainside Hospital, Glen Ridge.

She earned a bachelor's degree from Smith College. A member of the Smith College Club, Montclair, Mrs. Hunziker also was a member of the Montclair Art Museum, the Junior League of Montclair/Newark, the Montclair Garden Club and the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens of Upper Montclair.

Born in New York City, she moved to Upper Montclair 43 years ago.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Robin H. Smith; two sons, Gordon A. and Stuart T., and seven grandchildren.

The Providence (RI) Journal, Tuesday, April 4, 2000, C5
ROSEMARY MIMI ALMQUIST, 75, of Linwood Court, a former secretary, died yesterday at home.

She was the wife of Richard Almquist. Mrs. Almquist died on their 39th wedding anniversary. Born in Golden, Ill., a daughter of the late John and Louise (Baumgartin) Hunziker, she had lived in Barrington for 35 years before moving to Warren in 1998.

She had been a secretary to a school principal in Illinois in the 1960s.

Mrs. Almquist was a member of Barrington Congregational Church.

An avid tennis player, she was a member of the Rhode Island Tennis Club. She also enjoyed playing bridge.

Besides her husband, she leaves two daughters, Babette Carlson of Barrington and Susan Kevan of San Francisco, Calif.; a son, Paul Kevan of Providence; two brothers, Donald Hunziker of New Canaan, Conn., and Floyd Hunziker of Algonac, Mich.; and three sisters, Margaret Lifto of Midford, Ore., Esther Janssen of Golden, Ill., and Mildred ODonnell of Milford, Ohio.

A memorial service will be held Thursday at 6 p.m. in Barrington Congregational Church, County Road, Barrington.

The Spokesman Review (Spokane, WA), Saturday, March 18, 2000, E5
Eleanor Hanneman
Memorial service for Eleanor Hanneman, 98, will be at 2 p.m. next Saturday in the chapel at the Riverview Retirement Community. Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Hanneman, who was born in Renville County, Minn., died Sunday.

She was a 75-year Spokane resident.

Mrs. Hanneman graduated from Washington State College in 1923 and worked as a pharmacist.

She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church and was a founder of Lutheran Social Services in Spokane.

Her husband of 68 years, Carl, died in 1993.

Survivors include a son, Fred Hanneman of Seattle; a daughter, Betty Graybill of Spokane; a brother, Gustave Hunziker of Yakima; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Emmanuel Lutheran Church or to the Lutheran Social Services.

The Pantagraph (Bloomington, IL), Friday, February 25, 2000, A11
Verla M. Francoeur

Verla M. Francoeur, 78, of Wichita, Kan., formerly of Bloomington, died Feb. 14, 2000, at St. Francis Hospital, Wichita.

Her services were in Wichita. Downing & Lahey Mortuary, East Chapel, Wichita, had charge of arrangements.

A memorial has been established with Holocaust Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW, Washington, DC 20024.

Mrs. Francoeur was born Nov. 14, 1921, in Tremont, a daughter of Amos and Magdelena Hartman Hunziker. She married Donald Francoeur. He died in 1986.

Survivors include four sons, Donald Francoeur Jr., Wichita; Robert Francoeur, Denton, Texas; Jerry Francoeur, Bentley, Kan.; and John Francoeur, Independence, Kan.; one stepdaughter, Laura Larsen, Santa Barbara, Calif.; one brother, Magnus Hunziker, Deer Creek; three sisters, Orva Jean Mehl, Stanford; Lydia Williamson, Phoenix, Ariz.; and Saddie Thompson of North Carolina; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Peoria Journal Star, Friday, February 25, 2000, B5
PEORIA - Verla M. Francoeur, 78, of the Kansas Masonic Home in Wichita, Kan., formerly of Peoria, died at 4:56 a.m. Monday, Feb. 14, 2000, at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.

Born Nov. 14, 1921, in Tremont to Amos and Magdelena Hartman Hunziker, she married Donald Francoeur. He died in 1986.

Surviving are four sons, Donald Jr. of Wichita, Robert of Denton, Texas, Jerry of Bentley, Kan., and John of Independence, Kan.; one stepdaughter, Laura Larsen of Santa Barbara, Calif.; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one brother, Magnus Hunziker of Deer Creek; and three sisters, Orva Mehl of Stanford, Lydia Williamson of Phoenix, Ariz., and Saddie Thompson of North Carolina.

She served on the staff of the Wichita Art Museum before she retired. A veteran, she served in Naval intelligence at the Pentagon during World War II.

Services were held at Kansas Masonic Home in Wichita. Downing and Lahey Mortuary, East Chapel, in Wichita was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Holocaust Museum, 100 Raoul, Wallenberg Place SW, Washington, D.C. 20024.

Times Union (Albany, NY), Friday, February 25, 2000, B8
TROY -- Robert E. Hunziker, 68, of Second Avenue in Troy, died on February 23, 2000 at his residence after a long illness. Born in Troy he was the son of the late Frederick and Ethel Bates Hunziker and the husband of Arlene Jones Hunziker of Troy. Mr. Hunziker was a graduate of Lansingburgh High School, Class of 1950. He served as a paratrooper with the Unites States Army. Mr. Hunziker was a warehouseman for many years in Menands and most recently worked in the maintenance department of St. Mary's Hospital, Troy. Survivors in addition to his wife include, three daughters, Bonnie Hunziker of Lansingburgh, Candy Serson and Carey Hunziker, both of Troy; two sons, Robert Hunziker, Jr. of Clifton Park and David Hunziker of Lansingburgh; one sister, Marion Hunziker of Waterford; one brother, Frederick Hunziker of Brunswick; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Hunziker was predeceased by his brother, William Hunziker. Funeral services will be held on Monday at 9:30 a.m. from the Frank P. McDonald & Son Funeral Home, 870 Second Avenue (at 124th Street) in Lansingburgh and at 10 a.m. from Prince of Peace Church in Lansingburgh. Internment will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Troy. Friends are invited and may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. If desired, contributions may be made to Prince of Peace Church, 426 Third Avenue, Troy, New York 12182.

The Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY), Saturday, January 22, 2000, B4
Bruce A. Hunziker of Greensboro, Vt., died Dec. 19 at his sister's home in Tucson, Ariz. Born in Syracuse, he lived in Greensboro more than 30 years. He was a graduate of the University of Arizona. Survivors: Two sisters, Nancy Bishop of Arizona and Alice Hunziker of Venice, Fla. Services and calling hours: None. Valley Funeral Home, Tucson, Ariz., has arrangements.

The Palm Beach Post, Thursday, January 20, 2000, 4B
Hunziker, Evelyn C., 92, of Boca Raton. A Cremation Service of the Palm Beaches, Boynton Beach.

Sun-Sentinel (Ft. Lauderdale, FL), Wednesday, January 19, 2000, 7B
HUNZIKER - Evelyn C., 92, of Boca Raton, FL died January 15, 2000. A Cremation Services of the Palm Beaches.

The obituaries for Don Allen Hunziker (16 Sep 1927, Sewanee, TN - 12 Feb 2001, High Point, NC) are so extensive that I created a separate web page for them.

Persons not born or married into the Hunziker name but otherwise related

The Topeka Capital-Journal, 16 Nov 2001
Roland Ponder Jr.
OSKALOOSA -- Roland C. "Drew" Ponder Jr., 75, formerly of Oskaloosa, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001, at a Pine Bluff, Ark., nursing home.

Mr. Ponder was a maintenance man for Master Craft Corp. in Lawrence from 1983 until he retired in 1988. He earlier had worked in maintenance for Top of the Gulf Condominiums and Holiday Lodge Motel, both in Panama City, Fla. He invented small devices and was self-employed from 1988 until he became disabled in 1994. He was a Navy veteran of World War II.

He was born Jan. 4, 1926, at Pine Bluff, Ark., the son of Roland C. and Nellie Jennings Ponder Sr. He graduated from high school in Pine Bluff, Ark. He lived in Panama City, Fla., from 1968 until he moved to Oskaloosa in 1981. He moved back to Pine Bluff, Ark., from Oskaloosa in 1998.

Mr. Ponder was a member of First Immanuel Baptist Church in Pine Bluff, Ark., Larner-Segraves Post No. 36 of the American Legion in Oskaloosa and the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No. 1389 in Panama City, Fla.

He married Dorothy Hunziker in Pine Bluff, Ark. They were divorced. He married Arlene M. Premauer Davis in December 1974 at Donaldsville, Ga. She died June 19, 1999.

Survivors include a son, Ricky Ponder, Pine Bluff, Ark.; two stepsons, George Glenn Davis, Oskaloosa, and Otto Michael Davis, Virginia Beach, Va.; two stepdaughters, Linda Stevens, Andalusia, Ala., and Georgianne Davis, Panama City, Fla.; a brother, Clarence "Pier" Ponder, Pine Bluff, Ark.; two sisters , Lucille Williams, Fort Worth, Texas, and Mildred Reichman, Prairie Village; five stepgrandchildren; and one stepgreat-grandchild.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Barnett Funeral Home in Oskaloosa. Burial with military honors conducted by the American Legion will be at Pleasant View Cemetery in Oskaloosa. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time Tuesday at the funeral home.

Lancaster (Ohio) Eagle-Gazette, Thursday, December 19, 2002, 5A
Ernest Thomas, age 77, of Huber Heights, passed away Monday, Dec. 16, 2002.
He was a glass worker and retired from Anchor Hocking Glass Corporation after 40 years with the company. Ernest served his country during World War II with the U.S. Marine Corps.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Earnest E. and Myrtle M. (nee Mowery) Thomas, formerly of Rushville, Oh.; sister, Jessie M. Thomas; sister and brother-in-law, Kathleen and John A. King, of Rushville, Oh.; brother-in-law: Maurice Winegardner, of Thurston, Oh.

Ernest leaves behind and will missed by the mother of his children, Juanita I. (Griffith) Thomas of Amanda, Oh.; sons: Ernest E. "Eddie" III Thomas of Amanda, Oh., David E. Thomas of Huber Heights (Toy Cruickshank), and Wayne R. (Gayle) Thomas of Lancaster, Oh.; daughter, Linda J. (Ron) Arledge of Circleville; sisters: Ella Marie Winegardner of Thurston, Oh., Erma L. (Paul) Hunziker of Grandville, Oh.; Flora Belle (Herbert) Bash of Lancaster, Oh.; brother: George E. (Margaret) Thomas of Columbus, Oh.; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19 at the Newcomer-Farley Funeral Home, 4104 Needmore Road, Dayton, Oh.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20 at First Church of God on Sixth Avenue, Lancaster, Oh.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of service at the church on Friday.

Interment will follow at the Forest Rose Cemetery, Lancaster, Oh.

The Kansas City Star, Wednesday, October 16, 2002
Mr. Laurence C. Aldridge, 80, of Kansas City, MO, passed away October 15, 2002. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, October 17, at the Mt. Moriah & Freeman Funeral Home, I-435 at Holmes Road. Burial will be in the Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Friends may call from 12noon- 1 p.m. Thursday at the chapel. Mr. Aldridge was born June 21, 1922 in Strasburg, MO, to Alvin and Josephine (Woods) Aldridge. He was an Air Force veteran of both WWII and the Korean War serving with the 444th Bomb Squadron. Mr. Aldridge was a member of the American Legion Post 1000. Laurence retired as service manager from Raytown Dodge. Mr. and Mrs. Aldridge were season ticket holders for the Kansas City Chiefs for over 25 years. He was an avid gardener. Mr. Aldridge was preceded in death by his only brother, Merle Aldridge in 1991. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Helen Aldridge; two nephews, Roger M. Aldridge and his wife, Nancy and William Larry Hunziker; niece, Margo Aldridge; great-nephews, Jeffrey Burkett and his wife, Esther and Jason Burkett and his wife, Jamie; great-nieces, Angelle Aldridge and Jheremy Aldridge; two great-great-nephews and one great-great-niece. (Arrangements: Mt. Moriah & Freeman Funeral Home (816) 942-2004)

The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch, Monday, September 2, 2002, 4B
WALTERS Helen K.Walters, 97, of Worthington, former resident of Lancaster, died Friday, August 30, 2002 at Laurels of Worthington Home. She was a member of St. Peters Little Country Church, entered a new life with Christ, not alone but with our Saviour guiding her through the transition. Her life spanned Wright Brothers early flights, Lindbergh crossing the Atlantic, man on the moon and the Hubble deep space photos. She was born on April 17, 1905 in Lancaster, OH to Harry Rabe and Harriett Fullerton. She was exposed to art culture in Chicago with her grandmother and her aunt Lillian. She started student teaching in a one room schoolhouse at Horns Mill and attended Ohio Wesleyan University and graduated from Ohio University. She was a librarian in Lancaster, taught school in Lancaster, Kirkersville, Solon and was principal at Etna, OH. She was preceded in death by her husbands James B. Randolph, Harvey Park and Art Walters. She leaves behind a son, James Randolph and his wife Eleanor "Fran"; granddaughter, Susan Porter and her husband, Jerry; grandson, Mark Randolph and his wife, Suzanne; great-grandson, Peyton Randolph; step son-in-law, Bob Hunziker; step grandson Steve Hunziker and his wife, Debbie. Peyton gave her a big hug recently and said "We love you." Mark remembered her taking him to the National Trails races and Susan remembers the trip to Chicago and riding on the "L" with her. Funeral service will be held Thursday, September 5, 2002 at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Peters Little Country Church, 4990 Tschopp Rd. at Rt. 37 and Carroll-Eastern Rd., Lancaster, OH 43130 with Dr. William Beausay officiating. Burial to follow in Tschopp Cemetery. Friends may visit Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at the church. Memorial gifts may be given to the church in her memory. Arrangements are being handled by the JOHNSON-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, Baltimore, OH

Rockford Register Star, Wednesday, June 26, 2002, 12A
ROCHELLE - Minnie K. Eckhardt, 105, died Saturday, June 22, 2002, in Rochelle Healthcare Center East. She was born Aug. 6, 1896, in Cuba, Ill., the daughter of George and Dorothy Schumacker Hartjen. Minnie married August Eckhardt on Feb. 25, 1919, in Rochelle; he died Dec. 17, 1957. She managed the food service at Rochelle Township High School for five years, and in Rochelle Elementary Schools for 10 years; also worked at Rochelle Community Hospital. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and a charter member of VFW Post 3878 Auxiliary. Survivors include daughters, Marie Weber of Paso Robles, Calif., and Dixie (Ray) Hunziker of Solvang, Calif.; daughter-in-law, Louise Eckhardt of Rochelle; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by six brothers and four sisters; son, William Eckhardt; grandson, Ricky Henrey; great-grandsons, Mark Schnorr and John Heinen; and great-granddaughter, Hannah Schnorr.

The San Luis Obispo Tribune, Tuesday, June 25, 2002
Minnie K. Eckhardt, 106, of Rochelle, Ill., died Saturday, June 22, 2002, at a Rochelle care center.
Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Rochelle. A funeral service will follow. The Rev. Mark Nordman will officiate. Burial will take place at Lawnridge Cemetery.

Mrs. Eckhardt was born Aug. 6, 1895, in Cuba, Ill., to George and Dorothy Schumacker Hartjen. She married August Eckhardt on Feb. 25, 1919, in Rochelle. He died on Dec. 17, 1957.

Mrs. Eckhardt managed the food service for the RTHS for five years, the elementary schools for 10 years and also worked at the Rochelle Community Hospital. She was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church and a charter member VFW Post 3878 Auxiliary.

Mrs. Eckhardt is survived by her daughters, Marie Weber of Paso Robles and Dixie Hunziker of Solvang; daughter-in-law Louise Eckhardt of Rochelle; 10 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by six brothers; four sisters; son William Eckhardt; grandson Ricky Henrey; and great-grandchildren, Mark Schnorr, John Heinen and Hannah Schnorr.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Paulís Lutheran Church or to Unity Hospice in Rochelle.

The Pantagraph (Bloomington, IL), Tuesday, June 25, 2002, A6
Royal Kleinschmidt
NORMAL - The funeral of Royal A.F. Kleinschmidt, 92, of Normal will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church, Normal, the Rev. Brian Eble officiating. Burial will be in the Funks Grove Cemetery, McLean. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Stubblefield-Froelich Memorial Home, Normal, and for one hour before the service Wednesday at the church.

He died at 11:05 a.m. Sunday (June 23, 2002) while a patient at BroMenn Regional Healthcare Center, Normal.

Memorials may be made to the Community Cancer Center or the First United Methodist Church, Normal.

Royal was born Aug. 2, 1909, in Wausau, Wis., the son of August and Matilda (Iwen) Kleinschmidt. He married Florence L. Hunziker on June 4, 1938, in Tomahawk, Wis. They moved to Normal in 1960 to be the owner/operator of the Royal Acres Mobil Home Park in Normal.

He is survived by a son, Douglas (Sandy) Kleinschmidt; two daughters, Carole Cmeyla, Wauwatosa, Wis., and Nancy (Alex) Barda, Franklin, Wis.; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

His wife, parents, two brothers and three sisters preceded him in death.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Normal. He was known by his family and friends to be a very dedicated husband, father and grandfather. He spent most of his free time over the past several years becoming an inventor of an alternative energy source, which he had not yet completed to the patent stage.

He was a lover of people and loved to play cards, especially bingo and poker, with his friends. Before his wife died in 1999, they attended several of the small community festivals around McLean County and dearly loved living in the Bloomington/Normal area.

The Waterloo (Iowa) Courier, Monday, February 5, 2001
RUDD -- Raymond Melcher, 93, of Nora Springs, formerly of Rudd, died Sunday, Feb. 4, at Nora Springs Care Center of natural causes; survivors include a son, Roger of Rudd; and a sister, Helen Irons of Clarence; he was preceded in death by his wife, Anna, in 1997; a son, Norman; six brothers; and a sister; services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Rudd United Methodist Church, with burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Rudd; friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. today and 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hauser Funeral Home, Charles City, and for an hour before services at the church; Mr. Melcher farmed near Rudd from 1940 to 1996.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Ft. Lauderdale Fla.), Thursday, June 20, 2002, 11B
LAESCH Laesch, Lois A., 55, of Deerfield Beach, FL died June 16, 2002. Lois was an electrician for FP & L, Co. for 21 years and an I.B.E.W. member. She was also a volunteer for the American Red Cross, past president of G.B.A. of Fort Lauderdale, and formerly on the board of the Michigan Humane Society. She is survived by her sister Sally Frazier; sisters-in heart Joan Thompson, and Jeanne McGill; her dad Floyd Hunziker; 2 nieces Peggy and Jeanette; nephew Jim and her aunt Sharon. She was Aunt Lo-Lo to many and leaves behind so many friends and co-workers. Friends may visit Saturday, June 22, 2002 from 12 Noon until 3PM at the Kraeer / Becker Funeral Home & Cremation Center: 217 East Hillsboro Boulevard, Deerfield Beach, FL. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Florida Humane Society: c/o Carol Ebert, 1520 SE 14 Street, Deerfield Beach, FL 954-570-7678. KRAEER / BECKER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTER 217 E. Hillsboro Blvd Deerfield Beach, FL 954-427-5544

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