Agnes Huenke

Obituary of Agnes V. Huenke

Agnes V. Huenke, September 26, 1922 - January 21, 2022 Agnes was born in Pomona, NJ and also lived in Thorofare, NJ and Daytona Beach, FL. She retired from the USPS, as the Postmaster of Thorofare, NJ. Agnes was a proud World War II veteran. She enlisted in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) on February 8, 1944, and served in the Western Pacific Theatre of Operations from November 1944 to October 1945. Agnes earned three battle stars during her wartime service, Luzon, New Guinea and Southern Philippines. She has lived at the New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home in Vineland, NJ for the past six years. She is survived by sisters-in-law Corrine Huenke of Pitman, NJ and Gloria Huenke of Philadelphia, PA. She is survived by her sister Catherine Donovan of Lincoln, NE, and numerous nieces and nephews of three generations. She is predeceased by her brothers Charles Huenke, Ross Huenke and Joseph Huenke. Agnes was an accomplished seamstress. She created wedding attire for flower girls as well as wedding gowns. She designed and sewed historical dresses for a number of lucky grandnieces and also created matching historical outfits for their American Girl dolls. Agnes never lost her love of travel. She was always ready for a road trip. She took one to the Midwest, went to the top of the St. Louis Arch, to Chimney Rock and Mount Rushmore. Another was along the California coast, visiting the Hotel Coronado. She visited Mexico. She visited Disneyland and Disneyworld. She made an extended trip to Ireland; went to Alaska two times, watched whales and walked on the Mendenhall glacier. She traveled to Tuscon, Arizona for many winter vacations, and visited Las Vegas a number of times. She spent a week at the Grand Canyon. She visited Salzburg, Austria, the setting for the Sound of Music. She loved visiting her favorite island, Bonaire, and did so for a number of years. Agnes loved to read and had a large personal library which included histories to mysteries. She always was working on a crossword puzzle, preferring the New York Times or Los Angeles Times harder puzzles. She will always be remembered for her kind and generous nature, ready to help anyone with anything needed. Inurnment will take place with full military honors at the Gloucester County Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Williamstown, NJ at a future date to be announced. Memorials may be given to the New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home at Vineland, 624 North West Boulevard, Vineland, NJ 08360, attention Volunteer Services Department. ARRANGEMENTS are under the supervision of Rone Funeral Service, 1110 East Chestnut Avenue, Vineland, NJ 08360. To send online condolences please visit our website at
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