Joseph F. Hunsberger
1939 - 2020
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Joseph F. Hunsberger

Nov. 13, 1939 - Nov. 16, 2020


Joseph F. Hunsberger, 81, of Mishawaka, IN, passed away 3:36 a.m. Monday, November 16, 2020 in his residence.

Joe was born on November 13, 1939 in Mishawaka to Ivo Ray and Donnabelle (Martin) Hunsberger.

On March 4, 1961 in Mishawaka, Joseph married Martha Clark.

Martha survives along with their five children, Cynthia (Dave) Herron of Mishawaka, Kimberly Hunsberger of Mishawaka, Michele (Darnell) Davis of Elkhart, IN, Jennifer Ramirez of Mishawaka, and Mark (Barb) Hunsberger of Fort Wayne, IN, sixteen grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren, and one sister, Dorothy Fretz of Mishawaka.

Joe was preceded by his parents, three sisters, and three brothers.

Joe was owner and operator of his own auto mechanic business and worked for PHM in bus maintenance for 17 years. Joseph was a member of Gospel Center Missionary Church (South Bend). He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, and he was also a volunteer firefighter at Penn South Fire Dept., Mishawaka.

Joe was a dedicated family man and loved spending time with his family. He was always up to an adventure and “no trespassing” signs did not stop him. He enjoyed woodworking and restoring tractors, among many other things. Joe had an enduring love of Christ and his desire was to rejoice with his family in heaven.

Visitation for Joe will be on Friday, November 20, from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Palmer Funeral Home - Bubb Chapel, 3910 N. Main Street, Mishawaka with Funeral services also on Friday at 2:00 p.m., with Pastor Jon Ranous officiating . The burial service will follow at Olive Cemetery (Elkhart). Memorial contributions may be made to Gospel Center Church or to Gideon's International. Online condolences can be made at

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Published in South Bend Tribune on Nov. 18, 2020.
11:00 - 02:00 PM
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November 25, 2020
You will be dearly missed by all who knew you.
Kim Herron
November 18, 2020
One of nicest men I’ve ever known! His smile and heart always made you feel like you mattered. Uncle Joe and aunt Martha had a relationship to envy. He will be greatly missed, the world needs more men like him. May God comfort all those who were the closest to him. God Bless!
Eric Hunsberger
November 18, 2020
Mr. Hunsberger was wonderful person. I was referred to him by someone from his church, to work on my car... He always explained in every detail what he did to the car. He was so honest about it. I know he is there with the Angles looking over us. He is with God now.RIP
Pamela Sue Staples Toner
November 18, 2020
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November 18, 2020
I remember Joe fixing my '69 Mustang, that was a long time ago. I think he wondered why a young 16 year old girl had a Mustang. Your smiling face will be missed at Gospel Center. Prayers for Martha and the family that the Lord will comfort you during this difficult time.
Robin Zillmer
November 18, 2020
I have known Joe for close to 70 years through our affiliation at Gospel Center Church. One could tell he was a Godly man and he will be missed on the earth but we will meet again in heaven.
James Ridenour
November 18, 2020
I am so sorry to learn of Joe's passing. I am keeping you in my prayers.
Karen Juday
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