Conrad Godfrey “Connie” Hunsberger, 99, of Midland, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, August 27, 2017, surrounded by his family.
In 49 days he would have celebrated his 100th birthday.
He was born October 15, 1917, to the late Samuel C. and Rosie Godfrey Hunsberger in Midland, where he lived his entire life.
“Connie,” as he was known, was a man of strength and honesty, having built a construction company that had the reputation of giving an honest day’s work and a superior finished product. His silos and many of his barns are still standing today.
In his younger years, he played community baseball with a passion. Mr. Hunsberger was so glad when baseball came back to Washington. He loved to watch the Washington Nationals and, up until recently, could tell you all about the players, the manager and how many games they were ahead in the league standings. He was also known as one of the best turkey hunters around the area and could make a turkey caller out of a turkey bone and a rubber tube that sounded exactly like a tom turkey calling out for a mate. While he had many hobbies, his love in the later years was his garden, which he planted every year. He really took a great pride in having the first tomato of the year and his lima beans were the biggest and the best. He also grew beautiful gladiolas around the edge of the garden for his wife to put on the kitchen table. Yes, he was a man of many talents.
Survivors include seven daughters, Joan H. Corbin and husband Gene, Laura “Sue” Hamilton, Rosia L. Wood, Connie H. Barnes, Madelyn Flannagan and husband Richard Cote, Kathy Stanley and husband Larry Glascock and Karen Adam and husband Paul; 18 grandchildren; many great and great-great grandchildren; by several nieces and nephews, and a sister-in-law, Pauline Hunsberger of Winchester, Virginia.
He was predeceased in death by his wife of 71 years, Madeline C. Hunsberger, and four sons-in-law, Gary Flannagan, Emory “Woody” Wood, Larry Hamilton and O. L. “Lee: Barnes.
A celebration of his life will take place at 1 p.m. Sunday, September 17, in the main building at the Fauquier County Fairgrounds, 6209 Old Auburn Road, Warrenton. Burial is private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Fauquier Education Farm, P.O. Box 1143, Warrenton, Virginia 20188.
The family wishes to thank Blue Ridge Christian Home, Heartland Hospice and Stacie and Mark Harvey of First Light in Warrenton for their excellent care. A very special thank you to Dr. Steven von Elten, who took care of Mr. Hunsberger for many years.
Online condolences may be offered at www.moserfuneralhome.com