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,

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  1. I am so very sorry for the loss of your Mother Joyce was a great friend God bless all of you in your family may God comfort all of you in your time of sorrow too I helped also as a Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion Joyce will be greatly missed my thoughts and prayers are with all of my Condolences are with all of you too Joyce had a beautiful smile all the time too

  2. Joyce will be missed! We always said the rosary before the 5pm mass on Saturday before this COVID-19 started.
    My condolences to her family!

  3. One word describes this beautiful woman, always a LADY. I’ve known her for many years ;her reputation in the district is flawless. Since her granddaughter and my daughter were best friends ,I saw her at every sports, musical, theater, field day, every single event. She was the perfect wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. I loved her laugh and feel privileged to have been a small part of her life.

  4. On behalf of the Tyrrell family, our deepest sympathy in the loss of this beloved woman. Joyce witnessed her Catholic faith to all, it gave her strength and courage as she journeyed this life. I feel so blessed to have known her.

  5. My deepest sympathy goes out to the entire Hunke family!! I was privileged to work closely with Joyce with the Kindergarten Kids at King Elementary for nine years. She was a wonderful Christian who lived a life of great faith!! She loved her family very much and enjoyed cooking and baking treats!! She deserves a crown in Heaven for all she did to help others through hard times!! I feel very blessed to have known her!!! She is missed by many family and friends!!

  6. So sorry to hear about Joyce. She was just a wonderful person. She is with the Lord now and will be missed by everyone who knew her.

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