THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Hilton R. Huncosky
Hilton "Bud" Robert Huncosky, 91, of Suring, passed away after a short illness on Sunday, May 14, 2017.
Born May 1, 1926 in Mandan, N.D., to Frank Sr. and Ella (Adams) Huncosky, he moved to Wisconsin at age two and graduated from Lena High School in 1944. He served in the United States Army near the end of World War II.
He worked a few years at Gillett Plywood and spent most of his years in Breed, where he married Laura Firgens on Aug. 25, 1951 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Breed. He later took over running the family dairy farm.
He not only worked the fields until recent years but also served as chairman for the Town of Breed for many years and represented the area with the Wisconsin Towns Association. Both he and his wife were honored as Senior Citizens of the Year and served as grand marshals of the Suring Labor Day parade.
He is survived by five children, Sue (Chris) Sturzl of Atlantic Mine, Mi., Irene (Tim) Anderson of Lodi, Randy (Ellen) Huncosky of Suring, Donna (Rod) Jashinsky of Bonduel and Steve (Nicole) Huncosky, operating the family farm in Breed; his extended family; 14 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Hilbert Firgens of Breed; a sister-in-law, Juanita Firgens of Manitowoc and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Laura in November 1998; a granddaughter, Janel Sturzl in December 2015; all six of his siblings; and many family members from both his and his wife's families of seven.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 17 at Gruetzmacher Funeral Home in Suring from 4 p.m. to 8 pm. Visitation will continue Thursday, May 18 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Breed from 10 a.m. until time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. with Pastor Paul Scheunemann officiating. He will be buried next to his wife in Breed Union Cemetery with military honors. Gruetzmacher Funeral Home of Suring is assisting the family with arrangements.