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

Thank You!

September 24, 2011

Group Pic at Saturday's Dinner

For everyone that was able to attend, thank you for coming to our 10th High School reunion! If you were not able to make it, perhaps you’ll be able to make it next time (2016 for our 15th year). Everyone seemed to have a good time catching up and meeting each others families.

Keep checking the website for updates and we’ll do our best to contact people.  Be sure keep us updated with any address changes, including e-mail addresses.

The seed for this reunion was planted when Charmaine Davis reached out to me and said “hey do you need help planning?” That was the push we needed to get things rolling! A huge thank you to the other half of the reunion planning committee, Monique Wingard, and Michael Smith! Please think about participating in planning the next reunion and let us know if you would like to help.

Thank you again for attending and please keep in touch!


Lakisha (Love) Wingard

Reunion Planning CommitteeReunion Planning Committee Members: Charmaine Davis, Lakisha (Love) Wingard, Monique Wingard, & Michael Smith

Irish Greetings!

Everyone should have received an email from me, Lakisha, today with details on the 10-year reunion planned for this upcoming weekend! Below is the email sent out to all those that registered (to be officially counted an attendee you had to pay the registration fee).


Our 10-Year Reunion Weekend is almost here! The committee is excited to share with you a weekend full of fellowship and fun! Below are some updates concerning this weekend.

Reunion Weekend Schedule
Friday, September 16, 2011: Blast from the Past

Dress for this event is casual. Please wear scarlet and grey!

  • 7:30 AM Optional Mass in Christ the King Chapel (Per the CCHS website,anyone is welcome to attend Mass in the Christ the King Chapel Mondays and Fridays at 7:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at 3:10 p.m. throughout the school year)
  • 4:00 PM Reunion Check-In-CCHS Lobby (you will pick up your game tickets and gift bag at check in…Please try your best to check in before the start of the game)
  • 4:30 PM Central Catholic High School Tour
  • 5:30 PM Tailgating in CCHS Class of 2001 tent
  • 7:00 PM Football Game: CCHS Fighting Irish vs. Clay Eagles

Saturday, September 17, 2011: All Grown Up
Dress for this event is dressy-casual (Jeans are okay. Gym shorts are a no!)

  • 9:00 AM (Optional) Girls Varsity Volleyball vs. Irish Invitational
  • 9:00 AM (Optional) Reunion Running Group with Alisha Wiefaert Wildwood Park – meet by main bathrooms. Will run 3-5 miles – all paces are welcome! For questions, please call Alisha Wiefaert at 336-707-9082 or inbox her via FB.
  • 6:30 PM Reunion Check-In at Manhattan’s Toledo (All attendees are required to check in. For those that did not attend Friday’s tailgate, you will receive your gift bag at this time)
  • 7:00 PM Class Dinner at Manhattan’s Toledo

Sunday, September 18, 2011: Reflections and Moving Forward
Dress for this event: Wear what you would normally wear to church!

  • 9:00 AM Class Mass at St. Pat’s Historic 130 Avondale Ave Toledo, OH 43602

Below is a list of registrants for this upcoming weekend. If you do not see your name or your guest’s name on the list or if your attendance day is listed incorrectly, please contact Lakisha Wingard (Love) at

Friday Only
Brittany Dickey
Sarah Grey
Dan Grey
Rose-Medalion J. Whitman
Doug Logsdon
Noah Templeton
Jennifer Wegrzyn
Ken Wegrzyn

Saturday Only
Renaldo Carter
Abbey Cymbola
Chanel Garth

Kathryn Klever
Bobby Lindsey
Sasha Lindsey
Aaron Middleton
Kelly Plath
Josh Polzin
Jill Polzin
Leigh Staebell
Yolanda Verdun

Both Friday and Saturday
John Amato
Bridget Bell
Andrew Bocian
Shannon Ciha
Kathryn Cook
Chelsea Daniels
Tyrone Daniels
Charmaine J. Davis
Chelsea Dawson
Lexi Dumas
Matthew Everett
Emily Everett
Noah Foley
Jen Frank
Ernie Fredenburg
Karin Green
Tiffany Kizer
Christyn Koschmann
Hans Koschmann
Jadie Lau
Courtney MacDermid
Erin Martone
Josh McCarthy
Jacquelyn McCarty
Patrick McCarty
Bethanne McCarty
Jason McCarty
Mark McNichol
Josh Misthal
Nick Niezgoda
Justin Orr
Maureen Quinn
Allen Rawlins
Chris Rumpf
Gina Sares
Bill Sares
Alison Schuster
Heather Smith
Michael Smith
Dr. Carlos Smith
Elizabeth C. Stewart
Jeff Strobehn
Ayshiaki Taylor
Lindsay Templeton
Justin Templeton
Kristyn Tibbetts
Kevin Trimmer
JoyLynn Whitman
Alisha Wielfaert
Morgan Williams
Lakisha Wingard
Monique Wingard
Walter Wingard Jr.
Mike Woods

That’s all the updates I have for now. You can also check out the facebook group for additional updates! We will see everyone soon!

Best Wishes,

Lakisha Wingard (Love) and Charmaine Davis
Central Catholic High School 10 Year Reunion Co-Chairs

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