Theresa Joan Hunker (Duyck)
Theresa J. (Duyck) Hunker, 54, a lifelong native of the Cornelius community, died Sunday evening, August 26, 2018 at her home.
THERESA JOAN (DUYCK) HUNKER was born February 18, 1964 in Hillsboro, Oregon, the daughter of the late Edwin Henry Duyck and Ethel Jean (VanDyke) Duyck. She was raised in the Cornelius community and attended Visitation Parish School (1-4), Peter Boscow School (5-6), Visitation Parish School (7-8), J.B. Thomas School Jr. High (9), Hillsboro High School (10) and Glencoe High School (11-12), having been a graduate of the High School Class of 1982. Upon her high school graduation she attended Portland Community College, having received an Associate degree in Early Childhood Development.
She was united in marriage to Stephan T. “Steve” Hunker on September 15, 1984 in the Visitation Catholic Church in Verboort. They celebrated their 33rd Wedding Anniversary this past September. Following their marriage they moved to the Cornelius community, where they have resided since.
Theresa had worked as an administrative assistant for Washington County for twenty years, having started in August of 1998 and working until the present time, until ill health forced her to retire.
She was a lifelong member of the Visitation Parish in Verboort.
Her interests included being a 4-H leader for the Busy Bakers 4-H Club, cooking, baking, and visiting the Oregon coast. Theresa also had a special love for spending time with her grandchildren, hosting parties, attending her children’s sporting events, and camping, as she would bring her kitchen with her to make family meals.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Edwin and Ethel Duyck.
Survivors include her husband, Steve Hunker, of the family home in Cornelius; her five children and their spouses, David Hunker, of Beaverton; Rachael and Douglas Brandt, of Cornelius; Michael and Ashley Hunker, of Scappoose; Hannah Hunker, of Cornelius and Rosemarie Hunker, of Cornelius and her eight siblings and their spouses, Stanley and Kathy Duyck, of Cornelius; Philip and Denise Duyck, of Cornelius; Michael and Debbie Duyck, of Cornelius; Annette and Russell Evans, of Cornelius; Paul and Joanne Duyck, of Dundee; Lorretta and Steve Krautscheid, of Beaverton; Janet and Dan Park, of Vancouver and Karen and Chad Jackson, of Forest Grove.
Also, surviving are her three grandchildren, Lucas James Brandt; Tyler Richard Brandt and Audrey Dawn Hunker; twenty-eight nieces and nephews and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
The family suggests that memorial contributions may be sent to Peace Keepers NW, a non-profit organization that supports Chaplains in their efforts to minister to the community and its citizens in crisis, at www.peacekeepersnw.org. Theresa was directly involved in fundraising for this cause over the last six years by hosting the Gobble for Goodness annual dinner auction.