Fr. Hunke

Fr. Norman F. Hunke

Fr. Norman Hunke of St. Leo's in Snyder is reaching a milestone this month by marking 50 years of priesthood. Fr. Hunke was born on Oct. 4, 1947. He grew up in the West Point area and later moved with his family to Snyder. He was ordained at St. Cecilia’s Cathedral in Omaha and said his first Mass on May 27, 1973 at St. Leo Parish in Snyder.

Fr. Hunke received his education at St. John Vianney Seminary in Elkhorn, St. Paul Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota, and at Creighton University.

His previous assignments included associate pastor of St. Patrick, Fremont; St. Bernadette, Bellevue; St. Cecilia, Omaha; Holy Cross, Omaha; St. John Vianney, Omaha.

He served as pastor of St. Mary, Laurel, and St. Anne, Dixon; St. Francis of Assisi, Humphrey; rector of St. Cecilia Cathedral, Omaha; founding pastor of St. Charles Borromeo, Gretna; and pastor of St. Thomas More, Omaha.

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