Janet B. Hunsche


Janet B. Hunsche, age 63 of Highland (rural Grantfork), IL, died Thursday, April 21, 2016, at Deceased’s Residence in Highland (rural Grantfork), IL.

She was born on Friday, October 17, 1952, in Highland, IL, the daughter of Leonard and Lillian (nee Steiner) Niggli.

On Saturday, April 15, 1972, she married Ronald E. Hunsche at Grantfork United Church of Christ, Grantfork, IL, who survives.

She was a member of Salem United Church of Christ, Alhambra, IL; JOY Singers; SIU-E Retirees Association (Past President).

Janet was born at Highland, IL, grew up on the family farm north of Grantfork, IL. She graduated from Highland High School in 1970. She worked at SIU Edwardsville. She retired in 2001 from SIU as a Benefit Manager and continued for seven years working part time. She and her husband established Hunsche Field and Glik Park, and they also helped start the Highland Quarterback Club. They were season ticket holders of the St. Louis Rams for over 20 years and went to two Super Bowls. She playing golf with friends, they would golf several days per week and bowling at Grantfork Bowl. She enjoyed yardwork; gardening; fine jewely; Hawaii and Carabean Cruses; travelling to Las Vegas, Niagra Falls, Alaska, Panama Canal, Germany and London; trips with girl friends to Chicago, Lake of the Ozarks and Minneapolis. She was a very fine cook and loved taking care of her family.

Survivors include:
Husband – Ronald E. Hunsche, Highland, IL
Son – Brent A. (finacee-Tonya Langenhorst) Hunsche, Alhambra, IL
Daughter – Kristin J. (special friend-Scott Steffey) Hunsche, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Garrett A. Cates, Highland, IL
Mother – Lillian L. (Gene) Daiber, nee Steiner, Marine, IL
Sister – Barbara S. (Thomas) Eberhart, Highland, IL
Sister – Sandra J. (Michael) Leitschuh, Highland, IL
Sister – Ellen M. (Victor) Mitchell, Highland, IL
Sister – Carla A. (Mikeiel) Muniz, Marine, IL
Step Mother – Shirley M. Niggli, Highland, IL.

She was preceded in death by:
Father – Leonard S. Niggli, died 8/18/2014.

Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Monday, April 25, 2016, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL and from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at Salem United Church of Christ in Alhambra, IL.

Funeral service will be at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at Salem United Church of Christ in Alhambra, IL., with Rev. Jerry Amiri, Pastor, officiating and John Mindrup, Assistant Pastor, co-officiating..

Interment will be at Salem Cemetery in Alhambra, IL.

Memorial contributions may be made to Highland Area Community Foundation (HACF); Salem United Church of Christ or Shriner’s Hospital for Children.