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Robert K. "Bob" Schunke

March 23, 1925 - January 9, 2017





Robert K. “Bob” Schunke was born in Salem to Edward and Martha Schunke in 1925. He graduated from Salem High School and served in WWII in the 70th Infantry Division performing reconnaissance for the mechanized cavalry serving in France and Germany. He graduated from Oregon State College earning a Business Degree. After college, he managed the family business, the Model Food Market, followed by a long career working for the State of Oregon in Forms and Records Management.

Bob married Ruth Hintzen having 3 children: Jacie, David and Nancy. He is preceded in death by his wife Ruth of 54 years, brother Edward Jr., sister Doris Nixon and son David.

Bob loved to play his trumpet for the Bill DeSouza Orchestra, Keizer Concert Band and many others for over 70 years. He also enjoyed old cars, time with family and friends, summers at the North Santiam Sportsman Club, winters in Yuma, and traveling.

He is survived by his children Jacie Storme/Norman Storme and Nancy Schunke/Steve Sappington and daughter-in-law Roxie Schunke, sister-in-law Rose Marie Hintzen, many nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Funeral Service will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 20, 2017 at Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Keizer Community Band at 5666 Takelma Ct., Keizer, OR 97303. 

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