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Peter Bunik

Peter Bunik

Thursday, July 12th, 1928 - Saturday, February 2nd, 2019
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Devoted and supportive father, loving grandfather, accomplished mechanical engineer. Peter passed away peacefully on February 2, 2019, age 90. Born in Roshniv, Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, Ukraine. Peter was preceded in death by his wife Nina Bunik; they had been married 50 years. Survived by his daughters, Maya Bunik of Denver and Tania Bunik (Juri Loutchko) of St. Anthony; six grandchildren who loved him deeply, Larissa, Marko, Nicholas Babiak and Danylo, Nina, Tim Loutchko. Peter came to America from Belgium in 1954. He studied at the University of Minnesota and earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He worked for Buhler Corporation, Pearson Associates, and The Boedecker Company designing many dry bulk material handling equipment projects for General Mills, Anheuser-Busch and Quaker Oats. He had many supportive sayings: ‘I believe in you!’ and ‘You will receive your grace!’. He will be most remembered as a generous, kind, hard-working gentleman with a great sense of humor. He was an enthusiastic sideline supporter at his grandchildren’s soccer games. As a young man, he played soccer as a forward and they nicknamed him ‘Sputnik’. He volunteered for St. Constantine’s Parish and School as well as for the Good Shepherd Lenten Fish Fry in Denver. He was fluent in Ukrainian, French, and German.

Visitation at KOZLAK-RADULOVICH CHAPEL (1918 University Ave. NE) Friday from 5-8 PM with Vigil Prayers (Panachyda) at 7 PM. Requiem Divine Liturgy at ST. CONSTANTINE UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC CHURCH (515 University Ave. NE) Saturday, February 9 at 9:30 AM with visitation one half hour prior. Interment at Hillside Cemetery. The family is grateful for Brookdale at Lowry (Denver) and Eaglecrest Arbor (Roseville) for their dementia care of Peter. A special thank you to the staff at Eaglecrest Arbor and Optage Hospice for Peter’s exceptional care over the past year. Memorials preferred to the Eaglecrest and Optage Hospice Employee Appreciation Fund to support their mission of serving and caring for seniors with dementia. Indicate Eaglecrest Arbor when donating directly online at https://www.preshomes.org/get-to-know-us/foundation/make-a-gift-today.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, February 8th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Friday, February 8th, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Kozlak Radulovich Chapel
    Address
    1918 University Avenue Northeast
    MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55418
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    Vigil Prayers (Panachyda) 7:00 PM
  • Requiem Divine Liturgy

    Saturday, February 9th, 2019 | 9:30am
    When
    Saturday, February 9th, 2019 9:30am
    Location
    St. Constantine Ukrainian Catholic Church
    Address
    515 University Ave. NE
    MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55413
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    Visitation beginning at 9:00am
    Officiant
    Fr. Canon Michael Stelmach
  • Interment

    Saturday, February 9th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, February 9th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Hillside Cemetery
    Address
    2600 19th Ave NE
    MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55418
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Katherine Seaton

Posted at 11:33am
Thinking of and praying for your family during this time.
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Lida & Andrij Loutchko Kurtz

Posted at 12:53pm
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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With love and sympathy from Andrea Spalla and family. Wishing you solace and joy in memories of your dad's long, full, happy life.
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The Kudanovych Family

Posted at 06:22pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Remember all the wonderful times you had with your father and grandfather. With deepest sympathy,
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Daniela

Posted at 03:59pm
My condolences to the Bunin family during this difficult time. In the Bible, Jehovah God gives us hope. Acts 24:15 says, “there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.” Revelation 21:4 says, “and he will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more.” Very soon we will see the fulfillment of these promises here on Earth. We hope you find comfort in God’s promises.
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