US Navy

Jay W. Zunker

June 2, 1964 ~ January 17, 2024 (age 59) 59 Years Old

Jay Zunker Obituary

Jay W. Zunker, 59, Athens passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 at his home.

He was born June 2, 1964 in Wausau, son of Barbara (Schwocho) Zunker, Athens and the late James Zunker.

Jay worked at several local bakeries in the area, was a truck driver, a funeral home assistant at Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Homes and most recently was an insurance representative in the State of Wisconsin. 

Some of his favorite pastimes included deer hunting, making sausage, fishing, playing guitar and concertina and enjoying the company of his horses.  Most especially Jay found peace just being outdoors.

Jay proudly served his country in the United States Navy for over 10 years.

Survivors include his two sons, Tanner and John Zunker, Athens, his mother, Barabara Zunker, Athens and his sister, Beth Steidl, Athens.  Jay is further survived by many friends and shipmates.

At Jay’s request there will be no formal services.

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