Clyde Neil Hunsaker

Clyde Neil Hunsaker

December 07, 1935 - November 18, 2021

Clyde “Neil” Hunsaker, 85 of Mt. Pleasant passed away on Thursday, November 18, 2021, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Mr. Hunsaker was born on December 7, 1935, at the family home in Ft. Madison, the son of Clyde John and Zola Maud (O’Neil) Hunsaker. He was a graduate of Denmark Academy. Neil was united in marriage to Linda L. Swanson on May 22, 1959, in Denmark. He was a longtime truck driver, owning and operating the Hunsaker Trucking Company of Mt. Pleasant for many years with his father and oldest son, Cliff. He started driving when he graduated high school. In 1965, he moved his family from Denmark to Mt. Pleasant to help in the business with his parents. In his time in business he hauled misc. freight of cattle and hogs to Omaha, Chicago, St. Louis, grain, rock, construction equipment, lumber and several steam engines, trains and trolleys for Midwest Old Threshers. In early 1970, he was badly burnt in a shop fire. He spent six and half years on dialysis three days a week. After finishing dialysis he would hop in the semi and go to work. In 2001, on his wedding anniversary, he received the gift of life, a kidney transplant. Six and half years ago he went back on dialysis. He continued to work in the family business until his retirement in his 80th year, but would still be seen in the shop giving advice and moral support. For several years his work was a hobby. He was a self-taught welder and fabricator. He used his welding expertise not only for his trucking operation, but also for other custom truck request, including those from Blue Bird Midwest of Mt. Pleasant. In his free time he enjoyed fishing, suduko, watching Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, spending time with his friends and family during Midwest Old Threshers and watching his grandkids and great grandkids. He was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Moose Lodge, and he attended First Baptist Church of Mt. Pleasant.

Neil is survived by his wife, Linda, of 62 years, two sons, Cliff (Stacy) Hunsaker of Mt. Pleasant, Will (Joyce) Hunsaker of Clear Lake, his grandchildren, Travis (Heather) Hunsaker of Tijuana, Mexico, Jodi (Arthur) Campbell of Mt. Pleasant, his great grandchildren, Kyle and Kara Campbell, Wesley and Mya Hunsaker, his sisters, Veda Foster of Ft. Madison, Donna Kohn of Sunnyvale, California and his brother, Ron (Jude) Hunsaker of Burlington.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and one granddaughter, Lynelle Hunsaker.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 24, 2021, at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Mt. Pleasant with Pastor Steven English officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Friends may call after 3 p.m. on Tuesday at the First Baptist Church where the family will be present from 5 to 7 p.m. that evening. Memorials may be directed to Southeast Iowa Regional Dialysis of Mt. Pleasant or to the First Baptist Church in his memory.

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