Marlyn Hunke
  • 83 years old
  • Date of birth: Jun 24, 1932
  • Date of passing: May 26, 2016
Let the memory of Marlyn be with us forever

Marlyn Seeman Hunke was born June 24, 1932 in West Point to Albert and Gertrude (Glaubius) Seeman.  Marlyn lived on a farm north of West Point until the family moved to West Point.  Marlyn graduated in 1950 from Guardian Angels High School.  She attended Briar Cliff College and Creighton University.  Marlyn married Gerald Hunke on January 8, 1955 at St. Mary’s.  Gerald and Marlyn had one daughter, Jody.  

Following college, Marlyn was the bookkeeper for her parents companies - Seeman Truck Line and the Seeman Mercury Auto Dealership.  Marlyn then worked for the Gas Company for nearly 40 years, retiring from Peoples Natural Gas Co. in 1995. 

Marlyn was an active member of the West Point community all of her life.  Along with her husband Gerald, she supported many organizations in West Point, including St. Mary's Church, GA-CC Schools, St. Francis Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, and St. Joseph's Retirement Community.  Marlyn was a member of the St. Mary's Guild and St. Francis Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, serving as president from 1997-99.  As a couple, Marlyn and Gerald promoted West Point for the great community that it is and treasured their many relatives and friends in the area.  Marlyn enjoyed participating in activities in West Point, her bridge clubs, frequent reunions with her friends from the Class of '50, celebrating with her group of June birthday friends, baking and sharing treats with friends, volunteering and helping with fundraisers for many community organizations, having pug dogs, and most importantly, having her family come home to visit.

Marlyn and Gerald lived in West Point until June of 2013, when they moved to Ankeny, IA, to be near their daughter, Jody, and son-in-law, Dave.

Marlyn is survived by her husband Gerald, daughter Jody (Dave) Smith of Ankeny, IA, grandson, Nathan (Meredith) Smith, of St. Charles, MO. and great-grandchildren, Kiley and Brody, sisters-in-law, Beatrice Seeman of West Point, Ruth Picha of Castro Valley, CA, Grace Counts of Colorado Springs, CO, and brother-in-law Bill (Agnes) Hunke of West Point.

Marlyn was preceded in death by her parents and twin brother Maclyn.

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