Hilton ‘Bud’ Huncosky

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Hilton “Bud” Robert Huncosky, 91, of Suring, passed away after a short illness on Sunday, May 14, 2017. He was born on May 1, 1926, in Mandan, North Dakota, to Frank Sr. and Ella (Adams) Huncosky. He moved to Wisconsin when he was only 2. Bud graduated from Lena High School with the Class of 1944. He served our country in the United States Army near the end of World War II. Working a few years at the plywood company in Gillett, Bud spent most of his years in Breed, where he married the love of his life, Laura Firgens, on Aug. 25, 1951, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Breed and later took over running the family dairy farm.

Bud not only worked the fields until recent years, but also served as the town chairman of Breed for many of those years and represented the area with the Wisconsin Towns Association. Both he and his wife were honored with Senior Citizens of the Year and served as grand marshals of the Suring Labor Day parade.

Bud is survived by his children, Sue (Chris) Sturzl, of Atlantic Mine, Michigan, Irene (Tim) Anderson, of Lodi, Randy (Ellen) Huncosky, of Suring, Donna (Rod) Jashinsky, of Bonduel, and Steve (Nicole) Huncosky, operating the family farm in Breed. He is also survived by his loving extended family, 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Hilbert Firgens, of Breed; sister-in-law, Juanita Firgens, of Manitowoc; and caring nieces and nephews too numerous to count.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Laura, in November 1998; granddaughter Janel Sturzl in December 2015; both his parents; all six of his siblings; and also numerous family members from both his and his wife Laura’s families of seven.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at Gruetzmacher Funeral Home in Suring from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Visitation will resume on Thursday, May 18, 2017, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Breed from 10 a.m. until the funeral service at 11 a.m. with Pastor Paul Scheunemann officiating. Bud will be buried next to his beloved wife, Laura, in Breed Union Cemetery with military honors. Gruetzmacher Funeral Home in Suring is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences can be expressed at www.gruetzmacherfuneralhome.com.

A special thank you to the staff at ThedaCare Medical Center in Shawano, especially Dr. Williams and Nurse Nichole.