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Clark Hunzeker

November 26, 1939 ~ June 19, 2018 (age 78)
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Clark was born November 26, 1939 to Earl & Marie (Drilling) Hunzeker at their home near Stella, Nebraska. Clark passed away on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. He attended grade school in Richardson County until the family moved to a farm north of DuBois, Nebraska where he attended Avondale School through the 8th grade.  Clark then attended Pawnee City High School graduating in 1957.

After graduation he enlisted for 6 months active duty in the Army Reserves.  He was in the Pawnee City Reserves until late 1964.

He was united in marriage to Marjorie Fritch on June 1, 1964 and they made their home one-half mile south of his parents.  In 1967 after purchasing a farm east of Pawnee City they moved to the place they would call home for the next 51 years raising crops, dairy cattle & 4 children – Todd, Marc, Amy & Beth.

Clark was one of the original group that started & helped build the Pawnee County Rural Water District.  He served on the board for many years until he decided to dedicate more time to his farming operation.

Clark always farmed with John Deere equipment and he “bled” green.  He passed on the love of green to his children and grandchildren.

He retired from farming due to health concerns that restricted his activity.

He was a loving, patient & proud husband, father & grandfather to his wife, 4 children and their spouses as well as the 11 grandchildren.

He is survived by his loving wife, Marge, Sons -  Todd (Reva) Hunzeker of Gretna, Nebraska, and Marc (Lisa) Hunzeker of Dubois, Nebraska, Daughters -  Amy (Patrick) Haverkamp, of Seneca, Kansas and Beth (Michael) Deters of Baileyville, Kansas,  Granddaughters – Brianna (Ethan) Anliker, Darien, Illinois, Clarissa, Miranda & Erika Hunzeker all of Omaha, Nebraska, Sydney, Carly, & Eliza Hunzeker all of DuBois,  Nebraska, and Sarah Haverkamp of Hays, Kansas, Grandsons – Brandon Haverkamp of Lincoln, Nebraska, Nate Deters of Baileyville, Kansas and Luke Hunzeker of DuBois, Nebraska,  Siblings – Alan (Barbara) Hunzeker of Westminster, Maryland, Ina (Bryce) Hecht of Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Joan (Roger) Macklem of Elk Horn, Nebraska,  Brother-in-law Rudy (Dorothy) Fritch, Jr of Humboldt, Nebraska and an aunt - Maurece Hunzeker, many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Clark was preceded in death by his parents, Earl & Marie Hunzeker, parents-in-law Rudy Sr. & Esther (Boehmer) Fritch, brothers-in-law Conrad Bastow and Edward Fritch and nephews Curtis Bastow, Richard Fritch and David Fritch.

Graveside service 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 23, 2018 at the Pawnee City Cemetery, Pawnee City, Nebraska.  Officiating Pastor Scott Hecht.  Visitation on Friday, June 22, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. with family greeting friends from 6-8 p.m. at Wherry Mortuary, 919 G Street, Pawnee City, Nebraska. Inurnment at the Pawnee City Cemetery.  Memorials to family choice. Online condolences may be left at www.wherrymortuary.com.

Services entrusted to Wherry Mortuary, Pawnee City, NE

 

 

 

 

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