VeteranEmil Hynek

Emil HynekEmil Anton Hynek, 84, of Rushville, formerly of Industry, died Nov. 25, 2011, at Illinois Veteran's Home in Quincy.

He was born March 26, 1927, in Cedar Bluffs, Neb., a son of Joseph and Dora Kalina Hynek. He married Mary Stevens on Dec. 7, 1953, in Monmouth. She preceded him in death on Sept. 20, 1986. He later married Julia Young Gunther on Aug. 18, 1990, near Adair. She survives.

Also surviving are two sons, David Hynek and Terry (and Becky) Hynek, both of rural Industry; one daughter, Cynthia (and John) Bushmire of Colchester; one stepson, Frederick (and Lynne) Gunther of North Little Rock, Ark.; one stepdaughter, Katrina (and Jerry) Brown of San Francisco, Calif.; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Arthur, Victor, Raymond and Allen Hynek.

He was a life-long area farmer.

He was a U.S. Army Korean War Veteran, serving in the 7th Calvary, receiving the Purple Heart.

He was a member of McDonough American Legion Post #6, Macomb VFW Post #1921, Korean War Veteran's 7th Calvary Association and West Prairie Presbyterian Church.

He attended Rushville First United Methodist Church and served on the Chockley Cemetery board.

Services were held Tuesday at Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville with Rev. Steve Pichaske officiating. Burial was in Chockley Cemetery near Industry with Military Honors conducted by a U.S. Army Honors Detail, McDonough American Legion Post #6 and Macomb VFW Post #1921.

Memorials may be made to Chockley Cemetery Association.

Condolences may be sent to www.worthingtonfh.com.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 11/30/2011

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