Ronald Paul Zunker was born on August 4, 1935 and passed away on June 21, 2010 at the age of 74. He leaves behind his wife of 51 years, Donna Jo Zunker, two daughters; Jo Zunker from Spicewood, Texas, Kay Schielack and husband Brad from La Grange, Texas and a son, Ronald Zunker, Jr. and wife Chantel from Cypress, Texas. In addition, he was ‘Grandad’ to nine grandchildren; Ashley Jo, Heath, Tray, Trent, Ashley, Shelby, Libby, Macey, and Luke. Ron is also survived by his brother Gordon C. Zunker and his wife Corinne of Bulverde, Texas.
Ron graduated from New Braunfels High School and then served in the United States Armed Forces until 1957. He graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering in 1962. He later received a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering also from Texas A&M. Ron was a resident engineer with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers for 30 years, retiring in 1992 to become a rancher in Blanco, Texas. Ron and Donna have been active members in the Blanco United Methodist Church since retirement. Ron has served the community in many ways; board member for the Old Blanco County Courthouse Society, President of the Blanco-Pedernales Groundwater Conservation District, and board member for Mt. Wesley building improvements.
Visitation is scheduled for Thursday, June 24, from 5:00 to 8:00pm at Crofts Funeral Home, 911 Mesquite St., Blanco, Texas. Services will be Friday, June 25 at 10:30am at the Blanco United Methodist Church, Pecan Street, Blanco, Texas and grave side at Comal Cemetery in New Braunfels, Texas.
Memorials may be donated to the Blanco United Methodist Church – Memorial Fund.