CEDAR GROVE, Wis. — Orville G. "Bud" Huenink, 92, of Cedar Grove, Wis., died Jan. 16, 2015, at Pine Haven Covenant Home, Sheboygan Falls, Wis., where he had resided for less than a year.
Orville was born in Cedar Grove, the son of Benjamin and Alice Wieberdink Huenink. He graduated from Cedar Grove High School in 1941, and later from the Milwaukee School of Engineering. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the South Pacific. Orville was an electrical engineer for General Electric in Bloomington and Waukesha, Wis., prior to his retirement in 1985.
He married his first wife, Doris, in Milwaukee, Wis., in 1951. She preceded him in death by 24 years. After Doris died, he married his second wife, Gerdina, in Cedar Grove in 1993.
He is survived by his second wife, Gerdina, Park Rapids, Minn.; daughters, Cheryl (Oliver) Limberg and Patricia (Randy) Adams, Normal; son, David (Louise) Huenink, Cedar Grove; grandchildren, Dawn (Patrick) Forden and Heather (William) Miller; five great-grandchildren; sister, Jurean Van Sluys, Cedar Grove; brothers-in-law, Kenneth Ten Haken, Cedar Grove, and John Francis, Racine, Wis.; and many nieces and nephews.
Orville was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Doris; sisters, Mary Ten Haken and Arlean (LaMont) Daane; brother-in-law, Cornelius Van Sluys; and sister-in-law, Carol Francis.
He attended First Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Cedar Grove. Orville was very active in Boy Scouts as a member and then as assistant scoutmaster. He joined the Masonic Lodge in Cedar Grove, advanced to become worshipful master, transferred to Nathan Hale Lodge in Milwaukee and was a member of Scottish Rite. Orville enjoyed spending time with his family, travel, golf, playing cards, bowling and carpentry.
A memorial service celebrating Orville’s life will be at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 7 at Wenig Funeral Home, Oostburg, Wis., with the Rev. Justin Sembler officiating. Family and friends will begin gathering at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 7 at the funeral home. Private family inurnment will be at Wisconsin Memorial Park, Brookfield, Wis.
A memorial fund is being established in his memory for the Boy Scouts of America and Pine Haven Christian Communities.
For condolences and additional information, please visit www.wenigfuneralhome.com.