Marcella L. Hunkins

March 1, 1919 Sept. 10, 2010

Marcella L. Hunkins of the town of Vernon passed away Friday, Sept. 10, 2010, at Waukesha Springs Health & Rehabilitation Center. She was 91.

Marcella was born in Menomonee Falls on March 1, 1919, the daughter of Peter and Ella (nee Wachter) Kohler.

She was a graduate of Menomonee Falls High School. On July 1, 1938, she married Robert Hunkins Jr. in Decorah, Iowa. Robert preceded her in death April 15, 1994.

Marcella was a homemaker. She loved playing cards with the senior citizens group at Vernon Presbyterian Church, where she was a member. She also loved gardening and cooking.

Survivors include her sons, Dale (Karen) of the town of Vernon and Richard (Sherry) of Bancroft; 10 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; other relatives and friends.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Debra Gerick; a grandson, Dale Hunkins Jr.; a sister, Irene (Fred) Pichler; and a brother, Robert Kohler.

Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until the 2 p.m. funeral service Wednesday, Sept. 15, at the First United Presbyterian Church of Vernon, S71-W23280 National Ave. (Highway ES), Big Bend. The Rev. Judy Landt will officiate. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the church are appreciated.

Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral and Cremation Services in Mukwonago is serving the family. For more information, call 363-7126 or visit online at