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McAuley High School, Toledo, Ohio

Son of Deborah Muller Bunke ’69 passed away.

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on July 21, 2015

Mr. Seth James Bunke, 32, of Jacksonville, North Carolina was called home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, July 11, 2015. Seth was a decorated Marine combat veteran who served his God, Country, and Corps during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He also served on the staff of Centerview Baptist Church of Jacksonville, North Carolina. Seth particularly loved to serve Christ and His church through his talents related to operations of the church website, sound, lighting, and multimedia ministries. He was instrumental in helping to plan and design those ministries in the church’s new sanctuary which was completed in 2013.

Seth is survived by his beloved wife, Jessica Lauren Bunke; their two precious children, beloved son, Jonah Michael Bunke and beloved daughter, Addilyn Brooke Bunke. He is also survived by his dear parents, Jim and Deborah Bunke and his sweet sister, Erin Bunke; parents-in-law, Michael and Diane Schwalm, and many other dear family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his beloved sister, Brooke Sampson, the namesake of Seth and Jessica’s daughter Addilyn Brooke.

Seth attended Toledo Central Catholic High School and played on the varsity basketball and football teams. His military medals, decorations, and awards earned during his service as a United States Marine from 2002-2005 include: The Combat Action Ribbon (Iraq), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal (Iraq), Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Presidential Unit Citation-Navy, and Rifle Qualification Badge (Expert, 2d Award).

Family visitation will be held in the sanctuary of Centerview Baptist Church of Jacksonville from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 15, 2015, and a celebration of life service, officiated by his father in-law, Dr. Michael Schwalm, will also be held at the church at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 16, 2015. Interment, with full military honors by the United States Marine Corps, will follow at the Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery at 2:00 p.m.

While flowers are welcomed, some may choose instead to make a donation to help support Seth’s wife and children. Checks can be made out to Centerview Baptist Church, 1165 Piney Green Road, Jacksonville, NC 28546.

A Memorial Service may be scheduled at a future date in Seth’s hometown of Toledo, Ohio.

Arrangements by Johnson Funeral Home, Jacksonville.

Condolences may be made at:
Funeral Home
Johnson Funeral Home
2685 Henderson Dr Jacksonville, NC 28546
(910) 347-2595

Published in Toledo Blade on July 15, 2015

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