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Remembering Our Danube Swabian Ancestors

Mansfield Liederkranz President for 40 Years

Hunsinger, Jakob

Jakob Hunsinger, 78, of Mansfield, Ohio, 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. Peter'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.

Obituary published at Wappner Funeral Directors - Mansfield, Ohio
Burial will to be followed in Mansfield Cemetery where full military honors will be conducted by the Richland County Joint Veterans Detail. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter's Lutheran Church.


Jakob Hunsinger

Landestrachtenfest mit Tanzwettbewerb 2011, Mansfield, Ohio

Roy Engel presents Jakob with a DVHH Certificate of Appreciation
Landestrachtenfest mit Tanzwettbewerb 2011, Mansfield, Ohio.

Jakob Hunsinger, giving a speech after the parade at the ceremony
Landestrachtenfest mit Tanzwettbewerb 2011, Mansfield, Ohio

Jakob's last Labor Day event; he'll be dearly missed by all.

Hans Martini presents Jakob with a DVHH Certificate of Appreciation
Landestrachtenfest mit Wettbewerb 2008 in Cleveland, Ohio

DVHH Certificates of Appreciation were presented during the Presidents Meeting at the
Landestrachtenfest mit Wettbewerb 2008 in Cleveland. Jakob was instrumental in helping the
DVHH coordinate its first public début with the LUSA event in Mansfield, 2007.
The unity of the Mansfield Liederkranz represents what type of leader Jakob was.

Jakob Hunsinger 2007

Mansfield Liederkranz Homepage

DVHH 2007 Mansfield Event review:
Landesverband der Donauschwaben, USA - Tag der Donauschwaben USA & Kanada 2011 - Hosted by The Mansfield Liederkranz

Jacob Hunsinger being interviewed by WMFD, a local TV station, 2007
Image courtesy of WMFD.


[Published at 23 Jul 2012 by Jody McKim Pharr]