Lois Kathleen Hunker Spiering
June 4, 1925-October 22, 2015
Lois Kathleen Hunker Spiering of Powell, Wyoming passed away peacefully on October
22, 2015. Lois was born in Orient, South Dakota on June 4, 1925, to Julian (Hap) and Eva
Hunker. When Lois was twelve, the family moved to Hillsboro, Oregon where she graduated
from high school in 1943. Following graduation, Lois was a legal secretary and the secretary to a
mining engineer before her marriage to Vincent â€˜Jimâ€™ Spiering on Nov. 24, 1947.
In 1950, the couple moved to Powell, Wyoming where they homesteaded as part of the
Heart Mountain Project. In addition to caring for her family, Lois enjoyed playing the organ,
writing, traveling, and playing pinochle.
Lois was an active member of St. Barbaraâ€™s Catholic Church and she served for many
years on the board of the Wyoming Council of Catholic Women. She also served the National
Council of Catholic Women as the chairman of Community Affairs, and later served on the U.S.
Catholic Bishopâ€™s National Advisory Council.
Lois is survived by her brother, Don Hunker of Forest Grove, OR, and her five sons,
Jerry (Lorraine) of Buffalo, WY, Ken (Jeanie) of Spokane, WA, Gene (Susi) of Vancouver, B.C,
Canada, Kelly (Sylvia) of Powell, and Tom (Janet) of Powell, 34 grandchildren, 23 great
grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband, Jim, of 64 years, and
grandson, Michael Spiering.
A rosary will be said at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct 25, at St. Barbara's Catholic Church.
Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 26 at St. Barbaraâ€™s. The Rev. Glenn
Whewell and Rev. Samuel Spiering will officiate.
Burial will follow at Crown Hill Cemetery. Thompson Funeral Home assisted the family
with funeral arrangements.
The family suggests memorial donations be sent to the Serenity Pregnancy Resource
Center, P.O. Box 3185, Cody, WY 82414 or to a charity of their choice.
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