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Obituary for Joan Hunzeker
Joan Caldwell Hunzeker died September 19, 2015. She was born March 30, 1931 to Richard Aldrich Caldwell and Evelyn Richardson Caldwell in Dubuque, Iowa. Joan married Myron Hunzeker on June 13, 1953 after graduating from Iowa State University with a B.S. in Applied Arts. She is survived by her husband, Myron Hunzeker and children, Ann Hunzeker (Greg Falada), Michael Hunzeker, and Randal (Kim) Hunzeker, her brother, Richard Jared (Sandra) Caldwell, five grandchildren who were the lights of her life, and six great grandchildren. She was active her entire life in the care and protection of animals. She loved her animals and watching the hummingbirds, with lifelong highlights of greeting the Clydesdale horses and holding a tiger cub. Joan was very involved in the community, having served as President of the Peoria Art Guild and the Broadway Theatre League, and volunteering for many years at the Crippled Children’s Auxiliary (now Easter Seals) and Northminster Presbyterian Church. Per Joan’s request, cremation has been accorded and private family services will be held. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Northminster Presbyterian Church, Pets for Seniors, or Friends of Strays.