2014-04-12 / Obituaries

Robert A. Hunziker

A graveside service, celebrating the life of Robert A. Hunziker, 94, of Kirkersville, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 11, 2014, in the Kirkersville Cemetery with full military honors. Bob will be laid to rest with his beloved wife, Louanna.

Bob died peacefully April 3, 2014, with his sons at his side. He was born August 6, 1919, in Columbus, the son of the late Albert and Maida Bell (Kearn) Hunziker. He was a graduate of Columbus South High School and attended OSU for two years, prior to his enlistment in the US Army. Bob was a highly decorated veteran of WWII, having stormed the beach at Normandy. He was the recipient of nine Bronze Star citations. He retired after working for Columbus and Southern Ohio Power for his entire career. He also raised beef cattle on his farm at Kirkersville.

Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Louanna Jean Hunziker; and sister, Virginia Watkins.

He is survived by his brother, Paul H.; son, Steve; foster son, Matt Hinson; and his seven grandchildren.

Bob participated in the Freedom Flight, visiting the WWII memorial in Washington D.C.

The family prefers that memorials be directed to the Foundation for Hospice of Central Ohio, PO Box 430, Newark, Ohio 43058.

Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service, Kirkersville, is honored to care for the Hunziker family.

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