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Donald G.Hunecke

Donald G.Hunecke

Donald George Hunecke, age 94, of Hastings, passed away February 1, 2018. The son of Edwin and Ruth Hunecke was born on April 24, 1923, in Frontenac, Minnesota. On June 24, 1951, Don was united in marriage to June "Charlotte" Weed at the Church of the Brethren in Surrey, North Dakota. He was a father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and great uncle. Don was born and raised in Frontenac, Minnesota. He entered the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) during the depression about the ninth grade. He spent two years in the CCC camp planting trees. Don planted trees in Hay Creek, Lake City, Fergus Falls and then eventually in Terry, Montana. Don is preceded in death by his parents; wife, June; brother, Robert; special nephews, Marion, Roger and Richard; and special niece, Joan. Don is survived by his sister, Nancy Freeman; three children, Larry, Stan (Betty), and Tim; seven grandchildren, Jamie (Aaron), Justin (Mandy), Jessica (Mitch), Kyle, Ryan (Ashley), Lisa and Erin (Derek); eleven great-grandchildren; and many special nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service, officiated by Gordon Gathright, will be held on Friday (2/9) at 11:00 AM at Wise Family Funeral Home, 400 Spring St., Hastings. A visitation will be held on Thursday (2/8) from 4:00 - 8:00 PM at the funeral home and 1 hour prior to the funeral on Friday. Interment, Lakeside Cemetery. Military Honors provided by VFW Lyle Russell Post 1210. Memorials preferred to MN Veterans Home of Hastings. Wise Family Funeral & Cremation Services is serving the family. Visit to sign the online tribute page and view the memorial video.