Paul Eugene “Gene” Hunsicker Jr.

November 08, 1935 ‒ February 18, 2019

Upper Sandusky, Ohio
Formerly of Marion, Ohio

Paul Eugene “Gene” Hunsicker Jr., age 83, of Upper Sandusky and formerly Marion, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Monday, February 18, 2019 at Westbrook Assisted Living of Upper Sandusky.

Gene was born in McGuffey, Ohio on November 8, 1935 to the late Paul Eugene Sr. and Mary Frances (Durbin) Hunsicker and grew up on the family farm.  Shortly after graduating high school, Gene married Patricia Ann Swartz in Kenton, Ohio on June 27, 1954 having spent 52 years together.

As a man of faith, Gene was a former member of Grand Prairie Baptist Church.  He was a humble and giving man who always provided for his family.  Gene worked for 36 years at The Whirlpool Corporation in Marion retiring in 1989.  In younger years, Gene enjoyed hunting and annual fishing trips with his family.  He took pride in tending to his home; his garden and flower beds were flawless. Gene was a jack of all trades and could often be found woodworking and creating crafts with his wife.

Gene will be missed by children, Randy (Judy) Hunsicker of Mt. Victory, Brian (Kim) of Marion, Valerie (John) Steinman of Lima, and Krista Hinkle of Blissfield, MI; grandchildren, Keith Risch, Greg (Amy) Campbell, Jessica (Jason) Opel, Tony (Tasha) Hunsicker, Miles Hinkle, Evan Hunsicker, and Alison Hunsicker; great-grandchildren, Kaylee Hunsicker, Levi Risch, and Hayden, Karter, and Melanie Campbell; siblings, Richard (Bea) Hunsicker of MI, and Jane (Merwyn) Hastings of Lima; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to Gene’s parents, he was preceded in death by wife, Patricia, and faithful best friend and dog, Cricket.

Visitation will be held from 3 until 5 pm with funeral services directly following visitation at Snyder Funeral Homes, GUNDER/HALL Chapel, 347 West Center St., Marion, on Friday, February 22, 2019 with Chaplin Steve Sturgeon officiating.  Private family burial will follow Monday in Grand Prairie Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made in Gene’s honor to Hospice of Wyandot County.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to serve Paul’s family.  Online condolences may be expressed by visiting

  • Brian,
    I am praying for you and your family during this difficult time. I am here if your family needs anything at all.

    Kim B.

  • I’m so sorry to hear of Gene’s passing, Pat and him reuniting is such a sweet comfort.
    God bless and comfort the Hunsicker families, you’re all in my prayers. Much love, Julie xo

  • To Gene’s family and friends, please accept my heartfelt condolences on your loss. I, myself, have found comfort in reading Job 14:14,15 where it shows that Jehovah God yearns to bring back to life the dead who are preserved in his memory. The Bible gives us a wonderful hope of living in a paradise on earth and seeing the resurrection of our dead loved ones. (Luke 23:43; John 5:28,29) May this bring you some comfort and strength as well, remembering that soon God will wipe away our tears and swallow up death forever. (Isaiah 25:8)