Paul J. Hunkins

Oct. 1, 1923 – June 23, 2011

Paul J. Hunkins of Waukesha found peace Thursday, June 23, 2011, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital at the age of 87. Paul was born Oct. 1, 1923, in Waukesha, to Paul Sr. and Ida (nee Sabrowski) Hunkins.

He married Virginia Purkis on Jan. 22, 1944. Paul was a longtime member of St. Matthias Episcopal Church, Waukesha. He faithfully served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II until he was stricken with rheumatic fever. Paul was a project engineer at Miller Brewery for 34 years, until his retirement in 1985. In retirement, Paul enjoyed traveling, golfing, woodworking and model ship building. He was also a loyal Cubs fan.

Paul will be dearly missed by all who knew him. He will be fondly remembered for his kind nature, devotion to his family and his enduring sense of humor.

Paul is survived by his sons, James (Tammy Hennager) of Brodhead and Timothy (Vicki) of Waukesha; nine grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. He is further survived by many other relatives and friends.

Paul was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia; son, Stephen; daughter, Judith Schuetze Flynn; parents; and a brother, James.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 26, at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. A second visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service Monday, June 27, at St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 111 E. Main St., Waukesha, WI 53187. The Rev. David Simmons will be officiating. Burial will immediately follow the funeral service at Prairie Home Cemetery, Waukesha.
Memorials in Paul’s name are appreciated to St. Matthias Episcopal Church (see address above) or to the Humane Animal Welfare Society, 701 Northview Road, Waukesha, WI 53188.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Service is serving the family. For further information, please call 542-6609, or for the online obituary, directions or to leave a card of condolence, go to www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com.