Jennifer Hunziker
December 1, 1976 - January 13, 2017

Jennifer Ann Albrecht Hunziker, 40, of Fairbank passed away on Friday January 13, 2017 at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo from complications of Lyme Disease. Visitation will be on Thursday January 19, 2017 from 4:00pm to 7:30pm at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home in Oelwein with a Rosary Service at 3:45pm. Services will be on Friday January 20, 2017 at 11:00 am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oelwein, with Father Paul McManus and Deacon James Patera officiating.  A memorial fund has been established by the family.

Jennifer was born December 1, 1976 in Independence the daughter of David and Debra (Van Daele) Albrecht. She graduated from Oelwein High School in 1995. On April 23, 2005 she was united in marriage with Bradley Hunziker in Fairbank.  Jennifer was the Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Estes Agronomic Int’l. She also was a great mother and homemaker. If Jennifer had one fault it was always being late for anything she attended. She enjoyed a good story and she always told the long version, had a great memory and never forgot anything, which also worked well with her story telling. She was a big dreamer and fought a valiant and courageous battle against Lyme Disease the last seven years. Jennifer helped many others who suffered from Lyme Disease; but her greatest love was her family, they meant everything to her. Jennifer touched many lives and will be dearly missed by all.

Jennifer is survived by her husband Brad of Fairbank; her three children: Morgan, Brexton and Sadie; two brothers: Jason (Jamie) Albrecht of Hazleton and Quinn (Nicole) Albrecht of Indianola; parents Debra (Edward) Bormann of Oelwein and David (Kris) Albrecht of Fairbank; grandmother Angeline Van Daele of Fairbank; mother-in-law Patricia (Ed) Husmann of Independence and father-in-law Larry (Pat) Hunziker of Shellsburg and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her grandparents Arthur Van Daele, Herbert and Ilene Albrecht, Barbara and Mitch Mitchell and Roger Bormann. 

 

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Yvette Jones-Chung on January 19, 2017 at 4:02 PM said:

I'm so sorry for the loss of this dear lady. She's the same age as me and it angers me that Lyme disease is taking so many lives . My hop is one day doctors will acknowledge the disease and help us when the onset begins and stop the denial. She now leaves her children behind, which shouldn't be the case . The doctors anger me! God Bless the entire family at this time and in her memory , please bring the awareness out there about Lyme disease kills. I know the battle and struggle with this disease and the fight to live everyday. My only prayer is that the ones we've lost to Lyme and the ones who are still battling like myself - keep pushing and forcing the government to recognize this disease . I'm so tired ?? from the battle myself , but I pray my energy does come back one day - so I too can fight for those who loss the battle to Lyme. We need change and we need it quickly. My heart ?? breaks for your loss. Once again blessings in Our Lird Jesus name.
David and Wanda Seyer on January 19, 2017 at 4:02 PM said:

So so sorry for your loss.
Sherry Fitzgerald on January 18, 2017 at 11:01 PM said:

My heart is breaking for you Brad, and your family. May God wrap you and your children in his arms and ease the pain you are feeling. Prayers to you all
Karen Enquist on January 18, 2017 at 8:02 PM said:

There are no words to express how sorry I am. This illness makes us sisters in battle. When it's my time I will be honored to meet her on the other side. Sending the most sincere love and kindness to her family and loved ones. May you find peace.
-KB
Carol Craven on January 18, 2017 at 5:52 PM said:

My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this sad time.
Joe & Dianne Rubino on January 18, 2017 at 12:30 PM said:

There are no words we can say that will help you at this time, other than "we are so very sorry, Deb, Ed, Dave, Kris, and your entire families." May you all know you have our very sincere sympathy.
Melva Barrett on January 18, 2017 at 7:02 AM said:

I'm so sorry for your loss,my condolences to Jennifer's family and friends.
Robert Martin {Tuck} on January 18, 2017 at 5:29 AM said:

Sorry you suffered so much Jenny your with the Lord now and thats all gone we will miss you May God our Father give your whole family peace through all of this in Jesus Name Amen.
Cher on January 18, 2017 at 5:07 AM said:

I also suffer from late stage Lyme and Jen was a dear friend of mine
I will miss you so much baby girl and we will see each other again
I love you , please watch over your beautiful children and to your family
My sincere condolences
Alanna Cosman on January 18, 2017 at 3:34 AM said:

As someone who also suffers from this dreadful disease, it breaks my heart to see someone so young and beautiful taken by it. My deepest, sincerest sympathies go out to Jennifer's family and friends. Rest in peace sweet girl..
Jason and Karen Whitsett on January 17, 2017 at 8:08 PM said:

As a family that battles Lyme Disease we send our heart felt condolences to Jennifer's family and friends.????
Luba Williams on January 17, 2017 at 7:51 PM said:

As an individual who suffers from chronic Lyme disease, I extend my greatest compassion to Jennifer's loved ones. As an advocate/activist and actionist for the disease and those who are ill - my voice carries in your name and footsteps. We never walk alone, not on this side, not on the other side. Please support World Lyme Day on May the 1st, an international awareness day for Lyme disease. We are united, together and we will make a change. All of our voices all of our love for one another. Let this never happen again. Each of us matters. Jennifer matters.
Beverly Jennison on January 17, 2017 at 5:20 PM said:

Am Sending Love& Strength!
Beverly Jennison on January 17, 2017 at 2:25 PM said:

God Bless you & your Family with extra Strength & Love at this time.
Bob and Maureen Augustine on January 17, 2017 at 12:33 PM said:

Our condolences to family and friends. May you find peace on the other side of your sadness.
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