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Junior Hunt - October 20, 2011


Junior Hunt was born at home on July 2, 1924 to Elizabeth and John Hunt in Red Willow County. He was the fourth of eight siblings. Junior graduated from Lebanon High School in 1942. Junior was in World War II as a Navy CB.
Junior was united in marriage to Doris Avery on June 18, 1945. They had just recently celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary along with Junior’s birthday this summer, when many members of the family were able to join them.
Junior and Doris brought four children into this world: Roger Hunt, Sharon (Allen) Hunt, Patricia (Darchuk) Hunt and Debra (Rizzo) Hunt.
The family first lived in Naponee, Neb., Norton County Kansas, Frontier County north of McCook, Republican City, and eventually settled in Imperial when Junior accepted a position at the Frenchman Valley Coop where he retired after 20 years.
Junior was 87 years old at the time of his death when he passed away in his home on Oct. 10, 2011.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Lester, Alvie and Jesse and by sisters, Agnes, Dolly and Alice; and by son-in-law, Walt Hyle.
His survivors include his wife, Doris; children and a sister, Elaine.
He is also survived by his grandchildren: Michael Glaser, Scott Hunt, Michelle (Hurd) Hunt, Owen Allen, Sherri Allen, Edward Darchuk and Eric Rizzo. Great-grandchildren include: Aaron, Payge, Adrianna, Cassandra, Tiffany, Kelsey and Carlie.
Junior loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them. He especially enjoyed teasing them in his good-natured way. He also enjoyed playing pool and a good game of pitch. Junior enjoyed working in his yard and grew a large beautiful garden every summer. He and Doris made sure to can all their garden goods at the end of the gardening season.
Junior was loved and will be missed by all of his family.
Funeral services for Junior Hunt were held Friday morning, Oct. 14, 2011, at 11 a.m. at the Crossroads Wesleyan Church of Imperial with Pastor Todd Burpo officiating.
Internment followed at Mount Hope Cemetery in Imperial.
Casketbearers included Russ Hurd, Edward Darchuk, Eric Rizzo, Richard Herrick, Sherri Allen and Lonnie Hunt.
Honorary casketbearers were all of Junior’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Memorials can be made to the VFW Post 4688, Imperial, Neb.
Online condolences can be left at liewerfuneralhome.com
Liewer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.