Jean Marie Hunter-Kuczwara

Alton | Sunday, July 14 2013

Jean Marie Hunter-Kuczwara, 53, passed away at 7:35 pm, Sunday, July 14, 2013, at her home.

She was born August 9, 1959, in Quincy, IL, the daughter of John Robert and Norma (Jefferies) Hunter.

Jean retired after working as an insurance salesperson with American Family Insurance Co. She married Zdzislaw "Zig" Kuczwara on July 7, 2007, and he survives.

In addition to her husband, "Zig," she is survived by her mother, Norma Hunter, of Alton; a brother, John "Yoh" Hunter of Tecumseh, MO; two step-sons and their wives, Tom and Martyna Kuczwara of St. Louis, MO, and Chris and Jamie Kuczwara of Imperial, MO; three grandchildren, Connor, Sophie, and Jacob; a nephew, Cris Hunter and his fiancee, Cherise Stringham, of Seattle, WA; and her first husband, Tom Kinsella, of Alton.

She is preceded in death by her father in 2006, and a brother, Jeffrey Mark, in 2012.

Jean was beloved for her strong, generous, vivacious personality. She loved her family, her many pets, and her lifelong home of Alton. She had a gift for interior design, and was a gracious hostess who loved to entertain. She was very proud of all her grandchildren. She was an unforgettable person, and she will be sorely missed.

A celebration of her life will be held on Friday, July 19, at the Staten-Fine Funeral Home in Alton, between the hours of 6 pm and 9 pm. Mourners will be invited to deliver eulogies to the gathering beginning at 7 pm.

In lieu of gifts, the family asks that donations be made to the 5A Animal Shelter in Alton at

Staten-Fine funeral home is in charge of arrangements.  Online condolences and guest book may be found at

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Staten, Fine & Burke Funeral Home

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