Alex Schmunk, Jr., 78, Bridgeport

Alex Schmunk, Jr., 78, of Bridgeport, died Friday, January 4, 2013 at the Morrill County Community Hospital in Bridgeport. His funeral service will be held at 10am on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Bridgeport with Reverend Allen Strawn officiating. Interment will be at Oregon Trail Memorial Cemetery in Bridgeport. Visitation is scheduled from 11am until 7pm on Monday at Jolliffe Funeral Home in Bridgeport. The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers, any memorials in Alex's honor be made in care of the St. Paul's Lutheran Church or the Morrill County Community Hospital Foundation. Online condolences may be left and memorial candles in Alex's memory may be lit at Jolliffe Funeral Home in Bridgeport is in charge of arrangements.

Alex was born July 16, 1934 in Bayard, NE to Alex Schmunk, Sr and Mollie Sieb. He received his education and graduated from Bayard in 1952. He married Yvonne Buckhammer on November 25, 1956 in Bayard. The couple moved to Bridgeport in 1959 and started the Bridgeport 66 Station. In 1967 they started the Chrysler Dealership, it then became Bridgeport Ford in 1971. In 1981 they started Sonny's Super Foods and have been there ever since.

Alex loved his family, his community and his friends. He will be deeply missed by his loving community.

He is survived by his wife Vonnie of 56 years; children Scott (Tricia) Schmunk of Bridgeport and their children Molly and Nathan, daughter DeVon (Dennis) Hadden of Scottsbluff and their children Hilary and Michael, Jason (Camilla) Schmunk of Bridgeport and their children Nicole and Paige; and nephews Tim, Brian and Steve Pfenning all of Florida.

His parents Alex and Mollie Schmunk, sister Leah Pfenning and brother-in-law Ed Pfenning preceded him in death.

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