Georgia Mae Hunkins (nee Close)

July 19, 1926 Oct. 18, 2010

Georgia Mae Hunkins (nee Close) of Waukesha passed away in the early morning hours of Monday, Oct. 18, 2010, following an illness. She was 84.

Georgia was born in Waukesha on July 19, 1926, a daughter of the late Charles and Georgia (nee Heiser) Close. She attended local schools and was a lifelong resident of the area. Georgia was married to William J. Hunkins Jr. and together they raised six children. She was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker. She will be sadly missed.

Georgia will be sadly missed by her children, Ellie (Dick) Zimmerman of Mukwonago, Arnold Hunkins of Waukesha, Rose Chopp of Oconomowoc, Shorty (Teresa) Hunkins of Waukesha, Jerry Hunkins of Waukesha and Tammy (Keith) Durand of Rhinelander. She will also be remembered by her grandchildren, Jenny (Chris) Danks of Waukesha, Keith (Monica) Hunkins of Waukesha, Kevin Hunkins of Waukesha, Alex and Rebecca Durand of Rhinelander, and five greatgrandchildren, Andrew, Logan, Catalina, Kaiden and Victoria. She also leaves her brother, Charles (Margaret) Close, and sisters, Ethel Smith and Mary (Zane) Dodge. She is further survived by other relatives and friends.

Georgia was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brothers, Willard Hine and Donald Close; and sisters, Adeline Hein, Faye Johnson, Hazel Falk, Mildred Yount and Vera Groff.

Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until the 3 p.m. funeral service Thursday, Oct. 21, at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. A private burial will be held at Wisconsin Memorial Park, Brookfield.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family are appreciated.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home is serving the family. For the online obituary, cards of condolence or directions, please visit www.waukeshasfuneralhome.com or call the funeral home at 542-6609.