Mrs. Rosa Bunker, 85, of Homosassa, Fla., died Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, in Lecanto, Fla., after a long battle with health issues. She finally resided and passed away at the the Hospice House of Nature Coast, in Citrus County, Fla., with her daughter by her side. She was born Nov. 28, 1928, in Alkofen, Germany, daughter of the late Josef and Anna (Gmeinwieser) Kargl.
Rosa was predeceased by two brothers, Josef Kargl, who died June 23, 1962, in an accident in Germany, and Adolf Kargl, who died Jan. 22, 1962, in an accident also. Rosa is survived by two sisters and one brother, Anna Kargl Hohdorf and Charlotte Labermeier Jordan, of Germany, and Hans Labermeier, of Germany.
Rosa married Carl Mose Bunker, of Nevada, Mo., in Germany on July 24, 1956. Carl, predeceased her on Feb. 22, 2007, and was in the Army branch of the military as a communication specialist until he retired and moved back to Missouri. Rosa came to the United states on Sept. 28, 1956. Rosa taught herself English and soon had her citizenship and was an official American. She worked as a nurses aide in Chastians, of Lamar, and lived on a small farm in Irwin, Mo. Rosa later became the critical care assistant at Nevada City Hospital. Rosa's kindness was known by many. She suffered her first heart attack and moved to Homosassa in 2007.
From the age of two, Rosa was an avid wild mushroom enthusiast from the Black Forest of Germany to the cow fields of Missouri, and onto the woods of Maine. Rosa loved her flower gardens, collecting a large variety of hybrid Irises, enjoyed her vegetable gardens and making her famous jellies. She loved to dance to the Polka and care for her family.
Survivors include two daughters; two sons; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren, with the third being born any day now. Her daughters are, Betty Jo Ann Bunker, of Saco, Maine, with her son, David Christopher Coy, of Portland, Maine, Mary Lou Lee, wife of Joseph Lee, of Homosassa, Fla., and their two sons and daughter, Jacob Mathew Lee and his son, Julian Alexander Lee, and unborn Lucas, of Rota Air Force Base, Spain, Jeremiah James Lee with his son, Logan Roderick, of Air Force Base, of Japan, and daughter, Ashley Hummel Keenan, of Chicago, Ill. Rosa Bunker is also survived by two sons, Alfon's Georg Watzl and wife, Hildegard, of Germany, with their their daughters and one son; Sabine Alexandra with her children, Anakin Finn Georg, and Samara Victoria Maria, Alfon's second daughter, Christine Watzl, and her son, Tim, of the home, of Germany, Alfon's third daughter, Lisa Barbara Watzl, of the home, and his son, Michael Watzl, of Germany. Rosa is survived by a second son, Carl James Bunker, Los Angeles Calif.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.HooperFuneralHome.com, or at BettyJo92857@gmail.com. The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of memorial donations to Hospice of Citrus County and the Nature Coast, Hospice House, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL. 34464.
Arrangements are under the direction of Homosassa Chapel of Hooper Funeral Homes and Crematory.