Mass of Christian Burial for Marlyn (Mrs. Eugene) Hunke age 80 of Dodge, NE will be held on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Dodge, NE. Interment will be at the St. Wenceslaus Cemetery. Visitation will be on Monday, July 5, from 5:00-7:00 p.m., with a Wake Service to begin at 7:00 p.m., and will continue on Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service all at the church. Minnick Funeral Chapel in Dodge is handling the arrangements for the family.
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Marlyn (Van Dyke) Hunke was born on September 25, 1940 in Humphrey, NE to Solanus and Stella (Ottis) Van Dyke. She grew up in the Cornlea, NE area and graduated from Humphrey St. Francis High School in 1958. She was employed with the Public Power District prior to her marriage.
On September 3, 1960, she was united in marriage to Eugene Hunke at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Cornlea, NE. They have resided in Dodge since that time where they raised their family. Marlyn spent most of her life as a full time mom and homemaker. She enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening and sewing. The quilts and blankets she created will be cherished forever. Her homemade rolls and chocolate chip cookies were a big hit at every holiday and the grandchildren always fought over who got the last roll. Family meant everything to her. After their children were grown, Gene and Marlyn enjoyed many wonderful trips together.
Marlyn was a member of St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, its Altar Society, and Christian Mother’s. She also volunteered at the Parkview Home in Dodge, NE.
She is survived by her Husband-Eugene Hunke of Dodge;
Daughter, Karen (Terry) McCarthy of Des Moines, IA and family-
Kay and Ryan Barnett and children-Blake and Connor
Lauren and Kyle Glass and son-Emmett
Maureen McCarthy and Eric Chamberlain
Allison McCarthy fiance’ Aubry Jarvis
Son, Steve (Lori) Hunke of Crystal, MN and family-
Jacob and Shelby Hunke
Matthew, Benjamin and Anna Hunke
Daughter, Kathy (Tim) Krienert of Fairmont, NE and family-
Danielle and Kyle Fairbanks and children-Kynley, Kaidence, and Rhett
Derrick (Ashley) Krienert and children-Emma, Ava, Brayden, Ethan, and Everly
Emilie Krienert and Ryan Parise
Son, David (Tammy)Hunke of Bennington, NE and family-
Abigail Hunke and fiancée William Reimer
Joshua, Madelyn and Caleb Hunke
Elaine Eisenmenger of Humphrey, NE, Ivan and Mary Van Dyke of Norfolk, NE, Judy VanDyke of Phoenix, AZ, Duane Keickhafer of Norfolk, NE, Larry and Carolyn Van Dyke of Ft. Collins, CO,
Glen and Amy Van Dyke of Norfolk, NE, and Alma & Daniel Grubaugh, of Redwood Valley, CA,
Her in-laws include-
Kenneth Hunke of Dodge, NE, Harvey and Flo Hunke of Elkhorn, NE, Virgil and Marlynn Hunke of Snyder, NE, Alvin and Carolyn Hunke of Dodge, NE, and Larry and Vicki Hunke of Dodge, NE, along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Marlyn was preceded in death by her parents-Solanus and Stella Van Dyke, in-laws, Ben and Mary Hunke, sisters-Joan Van Dyke and Darlene Keickhafer, brother- Mel Van Dyke, and in-laws-Darlene and Shorty Kassmeier, and Norma Hunke.