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Alfred Hunt

April 10, 1908 — November 27, 2009

Alfred Hunt

Funeral Services for Alfred Hunt will be held Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at 11:00 A.M. at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Wheaton, Minnesota with Pastor Thomas Olson officiating. Organist will be LeAnn Bjornson with special music provided by Betty Alsaker. Pallbearers will be Tim Hunt, Dr. Tom Hunt, Dr. Dean Hunt, Dr. Duane Hunt, Ron Peery and Rolland Boom. Honorary Pallbearers will be James Hunt, Debbie Murray, Jana Larson, Pam Larson, Julianne O'Brien, Gordy and Ruth Bock, and Mary Lou Block. Interment will be in Wildwood Cemetery, Wheaton. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday. Alfred Al Hunt began life April 10, 1908 and departed this life November 27, 2009 at the age of 101. Al moved with his family often in his youth, but always returned to Wheaton which was his home for over 75 years. Schooled through the 8th grade, Al entered the work-force early. He worked on local farms and learned the mechanic trade. He operated his own repair shop at one time and ended his mechanic years at the local Ford dealership in 1970. Al also picked-up on carpentry skills and during WWII worked at a naval base in Idaho, where he helped construct housing for the military installation. Another title for Al was general handy man . He could fix anything and was often sought out for his repair skills by family, neighbors and friends. He married Olive Hanson in 1932 and to this union two children joined the family, LeMoyne and Marie. LeMoyne passed away in 1991 and Olive in 2001. Al and his wife Olive were acquainted with physical infirmities. Olive was plagued with severe arthritis for many years, and Al became the caregiver and one man support team during these long, difficult years of care. In his later years Al also became partially immobile and his determination to stay at home during these later years of life are a testament to his stamina and perseverance. Through it all, Al (and Olive) maintained a positive attitude and a continued interest in life and those around them. Al was an avid reader, especially of the daily papers and western books, those written by Louis LAmour, his favorites. He was often reading by the window in his room at the Traverse Care Center during his final days there. His mind was sharp to the end. Al is survived by a daughter, Marie and her husband Aubrey of Stevensville, Montana, and one sister Doris Peery of Wilmot, South Dakota; nine grandchildren: Dr. James Hunt of Palmer, AK; Tim Hunt of Hugo, MN; Dr. Tom Hunt of Milbank, SD; Dr. Dean Hunt of Platte, SD; Dr. Duane Hunt of Platte, SD; Dr. Debbie Murray of Tulsa, OK; Jana Larson of Coon Rapids, MN; Pamela Larson of Cedar Rapids, IA; and Julianne OBrien of Mill Creek, WA. He is also survived by twenty- nine great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Al was preceded in death by his wife, Olive; his son LeMoyne, his parents, William and Dora Hunt; and nine brothers and sisters. A grandson Daniel Hunt also preceded him in death. Alfred grew up at a time when family and friends were very important. He may have scrounged for his keep on more than one occasion, but his family, and his friends were always there to help out. Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might. Ecclesiastes 9-10 tells us. This idea was Als conviction through all the years of his work, his family, his life. We are assured that when Al passes on to Heaven, he will hear these immortal words spoke for him: Well done, my faithful servantenter into My rest.
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