Joyce Anne Hunke, age 87, a long-time resident of Security, CO, passed away peacefully on July 9, 2020. She was a teacher’s aide in the Widefield School District.
Joyce was born on September 13, 1932 to Raymond John and Bernetta (Peltzer) Gorges in Andale, Kansas. On May 5, 1951, she married Dennis Hunke in Andale, Kansas. The couple settled in Security in the early 1960’s, where they raised five children: Michael, Denise, Kenneth, Susan, and Dennis.
Joyce was a devoted and loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was immensely proud of her family and was actively involved in the lives of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who all remember her for hosting the best tea parties and dispensing practical advice. Any chance to spend time with her family was important to her, and Joyce could often be found attending many of her grandchildren’s and great-grandchildren’s sporting events and school activities. Joyce was also fond of floral arranging, finding a bargain at a thrift store, and getting together with friends for a game of dominos. She was a member of Saint Dominic’s Catholic Church, where she actively volunteered in several ministries including as a eucharistic minister. She will be missed by all that knew and loved her.
Joyce was the beloved wife of the late Dennis Hunke; devoted mother of the late Michael Hunke (Angelica), Denise Halle (Frank), Kenneth Hunke (Dawn), Susan Dodson (Calvin), and the late Dennis Hunke, II (Katherine Maloney); and loving grandma to 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
A funeral mass service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 22nd at St. Dominic Catholic Church, 5354 S. Highway 85, Security, CO 80911. A rosary service will be held 30 minutes (10:30 am) prior to the mass. No viewing or reception will be held due to Covid-19.
Memorials in Joyce’s name may be made to the Catholic Charities Marian House, 14 W. Bijou Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903, https://www.ccharitiescc.org/donate/.