Gerald C. Hunke, 89, of Ankeny, Iowa, formerly of West Point, passed away peacefully at Rock Creek Senior Living on December 27, 2021. A funeral Mass was held Monday, January 3 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in West Point with Rev. James Weeder as celebrant. Burial was at St. Michael’s Cemetery.
Gerald is survived by his loving daughter, Jody Smith of Ankeny; grandson Nate (Meredith), and great-grandchildren, Kiley and Brody. We were all blessed to spend a couple of days together just before Christmas to add to a lifetime of wonderful memories. Gerald is also survived by his brother, William “Bill” (Agnes) Hunke; sister Grace Counts; and sister-in-law Beatrice Seeman; as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Gerald was preceded in death by his wife, Marlyn; son-in law, Dave Smith; his parents; sister, Ruth (Marvin) Picha; and brother-in-law, Mac Seeman.
Gerald’s family is grateful to Dr. Questad and the staff at Rock Creek Senior Living and Suncrest Hospice who provided loving and compassionate care in return for his many humorous lines which he shared with them on a regular basis.
The family suggests memorials be directed to St. Mary’s Church, GACC Endowment, St. Francis Memorial Hospital, St. Joseph’s Retirement Community, or the West Point Community Foundation.
Arrangements by Stokely Funeral Home.