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Dolly Jane (Ford) Hunzeker

August 14, 1929 ~ December 1, 2023 (age 94) 94 Years Old

Dolly (Ford) Hunzeker Obituary

Dolly Hunzeker completed her earthly journey and has entered God’s Kingdom for a world of eternity.

Dolly Jane (Ford) Hunzeker, 94 years old, formerly of Pawnee City, Nebraska passed away on December 1, 2023 at Maple Heights in Hiawatha, Kansas.  Dolly was born on August 14, 1929 near Goin, Tennessee to James Harrison Ford and Mossie Relda Housley.  She graduated from high school in Greenback, Tennessee in 1948 and attended the University of Tennessee from 1948-1951. Dolly traveled the United States on a bus as an undercover buyer/customer service agent for J.C. Penney Stores.  She responded to a pen pal request and met Kenneth Hunzeker while he was serving in Hawaii with the United States Navy.

Dolly and Kenneth Wayne Hunzeker were married on November 15, 1953.  Together, Dolly and Kenneth established their farm near DuBois, Nebraska, raising livestock, crops, and their beloved daughters. Dolly taught Sunday school at the St. John’s Reformed Church and upon its closure, they joined Four Mile Congregational church.

Dolly and Kenneth retired from the farm, moved to their farmhouse near Table Rock, then relocated to Pawnee City, Nebraska.  Following Kenneth’s death on June 11, 2018, Dolly resided in Falls City, Nebraska and completed her life in Hiawatha, Kansas.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Mossie Ford, husband Kenneth, and a daughter, Relda.

Dolly will be lovingly remembered by her children, Sharan Kerl and Mary (David) Kent, 5 grandchildren, Anita (Richard) Urio, Elizabeth (Stephen) Glenn, Seth Kent, Heather (Alex) Evert, Wyatt (Alison) Kerl, 7 great-grandchildren, Deborah and Caroline Urio, Elly, Krista and Sophie Evert,  Aubrey and Grant Kerl and her two surviving sisters, Eva Jean Marine of Seymour, TN, and Ann (John) Jones of Decatur, AL.

Funeral Services 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at Wherry Mortuary, 919 G Street, Pawnee City, Nebraska. Officiating Pastor Howard Blecha. Visitation one hour before service at Wherry Mortuary. Interment at Pawnee City Cemetery, Pawnee City, Nebraska. Memorials to Four Mile Church, rural Humboldt, Nebraska. Online condolences may be left at Services entrusted to Wherry Mortuary, 919 G Street, Pawnee City, Nebraska.


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December 6, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Wherry Mortuary 919 G Street, Pawnee City, Nebraska
919 G Street
Pawnee City, NE 68420

Funeral Service
December 6, 2023

11:00 AM
Wherry Mortuary 919 G Street, Pawnee City, Nebraska
919 G Street
Pawnee City, NE 68420


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