Virginia Ellen Hunkins

Jan. 16, 1923 - May 31, 2006

Virginia Ellen Hunkins of Waukesha went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, May 31, 2006, at age 83. Virginia was born Jan. 16, 1923, in Minnesota, the daughter of Frank and Tonetta Purkis.

She married Paul John Hunkins on Jan. 22, 1944. Virginia retired after 25 years of employment at the Waukesha County Courthouse, the last 16 years of which she was the Waukesha County clerk of courts. She was actively involved with the Republican Party. She enjoyed traveling, reading, gardening and Bible study. Virginia was a member of St. Matthias Episcopal Church and the Episcopal Church Women, or the ECW.

Virginia will be sadly missed by her husband, Paul; children, Judith Flynn of Waukesha, Timothy (Vicki) of Waukesha and James (Tammy) of Brodhead; grandchildren, Amy (David) Krueger, Matthew (Julie) Schuetze, Anthony (Donna) De Marcantonio, Jennifer (Troy) Beda, Mary (Marc) Mras, James (Nichole) Hunkins Jr., Paula (Mathew) Schwartz, Sarah Schuetze (Eric Kowalski) and Timothy Hunkins Jr. (Shannon Gyles); 15 great grandchildren; sister, Sharon Fenske; brother, Roger Annen; sister-in-law, Dorothy Hunkins; special friend, Dolores Sheehan; and nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Virginia was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Stephen; and her stepfather, Herbert Annen.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 4, at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. Visitation continues from 9 a.m. until the 10 a.m. funeral service Monday, June 5, at St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 111 E. Main St., Waukesha. Burial will take place at Prairie Home Cemetery immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Virginia's name may be directed to the St. Matthias Episcopal Church Endowment Fund.

For more information, call Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home and Cremation Services at 542-6609 or visit www.waukeshafuneralhome.com for online obituaries, directions or condolences.