Gerald Stanley Hunacek Sr.

08/17/1910 — 04/14/2002

From Richland, WA, US | Born in Omaha, Nebraska

Gerald Stanley Hunacek Sr.

   Gerald S. “Jerry” Hunacek, 91, died Sunday morning at his home in Richland.  He was born August 17, 1910 in Omaha, Nebraska and lived there until he moved to the Tri-Cities two and a half years ago.  He was a dedicated hard worker for Union Pacific Railroad as a carman for over 33 years.  Trains were still a special interest of his.
   He married the love of his life, Bess Horky on December 13, 1932 in Omaha.  They have lived a happy and contented life together for almost 70 years.  He served in the Navy during World War II as a cook, spending most of his tour at Enwetok.  
   Gerald is survived by his wife Bess, son Gerald S. Hunacek, Jr., “Jerry”, his daughter-in-law, Mickey, and grandson Mike Hunacek all of Richland; his granddaughter, Lisa Shultz and her husband, Kim of Everett.  He also has one brother, Adolph Hunacek living in Ferndale, Michigan and several nephews and nieces.
   Burial will be on Friday, April 19, 2002 at the Bohemian Cemetery in Omaha.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2002 at 11:00 AM at the Richland Nazarene Church.

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  • the word “great” has more of a meaning then just the fact that he was my great uncle.

    i only had the privelage of meeting him 2 times, once when i was rather small, and once last summer. he came to michigan to visit all of us.

    i am rather shy and kinda observed and kept quiet. he joked and tried his best to get me warmed up. i noticed he was very much like my grandpa who is his younger brother. he had this warm loving and fun approach to life and wanted all to know things as they were. i heard my parents talking about a trip to henry ford museum with him and seeing the locomotives he insisted he had to show them the parts he worked on. he was rather fiesty about it. i wish i could have spent the day with them there and i wish i could have spent more time with him and got to know hime better. he was a wonderful person. all my love and prayers to the rest of the family.

    much love nikki

    nikki walker
    November 4, 2014
    clawson, MI, US