Barbara Jean Schunke, 74, of Milford passed away on Sunday, October 24, 2021 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. She was born October 16, 1947 in Watseka, the daughter of George and Lucille B. (Wilken) Matson Jr. and they preceded her in death in addition to one sister, Diana Langellier and one nephew, Michael Matson. She married Lawrence "Junior" Schunke in Watseka.
She is survived by one daughter, Jeannie (Jim) Fritch of Milford; one son, Jeremy (Heather Clyden) Schunke of Milford; two sisters, Sandra (Bobby) Glenn of Monticello, IN and Joann (Bill) Kincade of Milford; one brother, Kenneth (Luom) Matson of Cape Coral, FL; eight grandchildren, Jordan Fritch, McKenna Fritch, Jared Schunke, Gavin Schunke, Levi Schunke, Hannah Shelton, Jalynn Shelton and Easton Vorck; and several nieces and nephews.
Barbara was a member of the Milford Christian Church. She worked at Howards in Milford and retired from CST Bosch in Watseka. She loved watching her grandkids' sporting events, being with her family, and taking rides in the car at night.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 29, 2021 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Milford. Rev. Brent Zastrow will officiate. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Milford.
Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 28, 2021 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Milford.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
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