Saturday, July 28th, 2012
Harold "Gene" Hunsaker, 77, Celina, died at 10:40 p.m. July 26, 2012, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
He was born Oct. 18, 1934, in Celina, to John J. and Nevilla Apgar Hunsaker. On July 3, 1952, he married Helen E. "Sis" Bowers, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Greg Hunsaker, Van Wert; a daughter, Peggy (Gilbert) Cotrell, St. Marys; seven sisters, Esther Moser, Lima, Nellie Hamilton, Mendon, June Clutter, Rockford, Evelyn (George) Chiles, St. Marys, Wanda Miller, New Bremen, Helen (Kenny) Eckhart, St. Marys, and Juanita Dalrymple, Lima; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a daughter, Ruth Ann Hunsaker; a son, Steven Wayne Hunsaker; a brother, John Hunsaker Jr.; and a sister, Mary Sawmiller.
He retired from the former Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company plant in St. Marys. He was a member of United Rubber Workers Local 200, serving 16 years as president. He also was appointed as a member and regional staff representative of the union's International Executive Board.
Services are 2 p.m. Monday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Andrew Atkins officiating. A private burial service will be at Resthaven Memory Gardens near Moulton.
Calling is noon to 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Condolences may be left at www.millerfuneralhomes.net.