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Louise V. Hunker


Louise V. Hunker (nee Amato), 89, of Amherst, passed away at her home while surrounded by her family and under the care of Mercy New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph on Friday, March 22, 2019. She was born December 28, 1929 in Lorain, but lived in Amherst.

She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Amherst. Louise took great pride in her family and loved being a wonderful wife and mother. Through her entire life, family was always the most important, especially her beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed dancing and traveling with her late husband, Marvin. She liked to go gambling and was known for being an excellent cook.

She is survived by her children, Dean (Robin) Hunker of Amherst, Randy (Jane) Hunker of Amherst and Cheryl (Edward) Fricke of Colorado; her seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, with another one due any day.

Louise was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Hunker on March 24, 2005; her parents, Ralph and Paulamina (nee DiGeronimo) Amato and her six siblings, Violet, Dominic, Madeline, Jenny, Rudy and Peter.

The family will receive friends for her Memorial Mass on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 11 a.m., at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 200 St. Joseph Drive, Amherst. The Reverend Father Timothy O'Conner, Pastor, will officiate. Private family inurnment will take place at a later date.

The Dovin & Reber Jones Funeral & Cremation Center, 1110 Cooper Foster Park Road, Amherst, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Louise's family would like to extend a very special "thank you" to their mom's excellent and loving caregivers she has had for the past two years, Agatha, Shelia and Nina.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made in her memory to either Mercy New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph, 3500 Kolbe Road, Lorain, OH 44053 or to St. Joseph's Church Enhancement Fund, 200 St. Joseph Drive, Amherst, OH 44001.

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