Jakob Hunsinger, 78, of Mansfield, died Saturday, July 21, 2012 at his home.
Born June 17, 1934 in Cservenka, Yugoslavia he was the son of Peter and Margaret (Michl) Hunsinger. He came to the United States on March 15, 1952. A veteran of the United States Army, he retired from Tappan and was a member of St. Peterâ€™s Lutheran Church. He was also a 54 year member of the Liederkranz spending over 40 years as their President and was very active playing soccer and later serving as a mentor to the soccer teams while also participating in the golf league, bowling league and the Liederkranz dance group. He was also a lifetime member of the AMVETS.
He is survived by his wife, Maria (Felix) Hunsinger; a son Jacob Hunsinger of Mansfield; two daughters, Mary (Paul) Frey of Mansfield and Heidi (John) Mertler of Westerville; two step-sons, Walter Harfmann of North Carolina and Edmund (Lynna) Harfmann of Indiana; six grandchildren, Julie Mertler, John Mertler, David Frey, Kaitlyn Harfmann, Alene Harfmann and Christine Harfmann; several nieces and nephews; and his former wife, Edith Hunsinger. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Peter Hunsinger.
Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at the Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 98 S. Diamond Street, Mansfield. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at the funeral home conducted by Pastor Renato Siewert. Burial will follow in Mansfield Cemetery where full military honors will be conducted by the Richland County Joint Veterans Detail.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peterâ€™s Lutheran Church.