Greg Hunsaker, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, son, uncle and friend, age 68, passed away August 11, 2019 at home from complications of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease).
Greg was born October 22, 1950, to A.D. Hunsaker and Dena Erickson in Snyder, Texas.
Greg graduated from New Plymouth High School, where he was active in sports, playing as a star basketball and baseball player. To this day he holds several school records. He went on to play for Big Bend Community College with a full ride scholarship.
Greg served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Netherlands/Belgium mission and enjoyed his lifelong association with those he served with and taught.
Greg graduated from Ricks College and Brigham Young University with degrees in Psychology and History. While there he met and fell in love with Janette Luthi. They were sealed on August 1, 1973 in the Salt Lake Temple.
Greg spent over 30 years in education, holding a myriad of positions ranging from counselor, coach, teacher, drivers ed instructor, and principal. They lived in Homedale, New Plymouth, Payette, Weiser, Burley, Pocatello and finally settled in McCammon, Idaho, where he was a principal at Marsh Valley High School and several local elementary schools.
Greg was a life-long member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, serving in many callings including bishop and as a high-councilman. He had a strong testimony that he emulated both in word and deed. He was very active in his community and was a constant example of serving others.
Greg always had a sense of humor in all that he did and had a smile that could light up a room. His laughter will be dearly missed. He was “Greg”arious and joyful, finding happiness in every day and sharing it with those around him.
Above all else, Greg valued and loved his family. He always made time for them, they were his greatest achievement and his highest priority.
We are blessed to have countless precious memories with him and to say he will be missed just does not seem enough.
Greg will be greatly missed by his wife, Janette, eight children, Heidi Belnap (Jerry), Pyper Clark (Sam), Justin Hunsaker (Gretchen), Aaron Hunsaker (Arianne), Sulane Voyles (Craig), Nicola Hunsaker, Tanner Hunsaker, and McKay Hunsaker, as well as 21 grandchildren, his mother (Dena Hale), and three brothers (Kim, Jerry, and Mark) and one sister (Jolene). He was preceded in death by his father, stepfather, and a granddaughter.
We would like to thank our family, friends and members of the community for their thoughtfulness, acts of service and kind words, with a special thanks to the nurses and doctors at the University of Utah-Neurological Department for their attentive, tender care for the past 18 months.
Funeral services will be held Friday, August 16, at 11 am at the McCammon LDS Stake Center (403 W 16TH ST MCCAMMON, Idaho). Viewings will be at the church on Thursday, August 15, from 6-8 pm and Friday prior to the service from 9:30-10:30 am. Interment will be at the Norton Cemetery in McCammon.