HUNTER, Harry R. 1924 - 2010
HUNTER, LAWRENCE, COOK, LILLY, BOYD, ARMSTRONG, NANCE, GIPSON, KAISER
Posted By: Joey Stark
Date: 2/13/2010 at 14:20:46
"The Fairfield Ledger"
Monday, February 8, 2010
Harry R. HUNTER
Harry R. HUNTER, 85, of Milton, died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010, at McAllen Heart Hospital in McAllen, Texas.
Arrangements are pending at Pedrick Funeral Home in Keosauqua.
"The Fairfield Ledger", Monday, February 9, 2010, Page 8
(sic - page titled incorrectly - should be Tuesday the 9th)
HUNTER, Harry R. -- Harry R. HUNTER, 85, of Milton, died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010, in McAllen Heart Hospital in McAllen, Texas.
A service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Milton Christian Church, with the Rev. Justin DeVries officiating. Burial, with military rites by American Legion Russell-Strait Post 483, will be in Sunnyside Cemetery in Milton.
Open visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Friday at Pedrick Funeral Home in Keosauqua, where the family will be present from 5-7 p.m.
A memorial will be designated by the family at a later date. Contributions to the memorial may be left at the funeral home or church or may be mailed to the family at 525 S.W. Westview Drive, Ankeny 50023.
Mr. HUNTER was born June 14, 1924, near brock, Mo., the son of Homer H., and Lillie LAWRENCE HUNTER. He married Mary COOK Nov. 12, 1946, in Kahoka, Mo. She died Jan. 23, 2003.
Mr. HUNTER graduated from Cantril High School. He was employed as a conservation officer with the Iowa Conservation Commission at several state parks, including Pammel in Winterset, Lake Keomah in Oskaloosa, Gull Point in Mlford, Lake of Three Fires in Bedford and Volga River Project in Fayette, where he started early development of Volga River State Park. He retired to Milton in 1986. He had been wintering in McAllen at the time of his death.
Mr. HUNTER served in the United States Army in the Pacific theater during World War II.
Mr. HUNTER was a member of Milton Christian Church. He was a past commander of American Legion Russell-Strait Post 483 of Milton and a past master and 50-year mason in Ancient Free and Accepted Masons Tri-Luminar Lodge No. 18 in Oskaloosa. He had served on the Van Buren County Republican Central Committee and was an independent marketing director with Team National, a buying group.
Survivors include one daughter, Carol LILLY and husband Don of Ankeny; one son, Ross HUNTER and wife Linda of Minneapolis, Minn.; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Hazel BOYD of Milton.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents and four sisters, Opal ARMSTRONG, Wanda NANCE, Anna May GIPSON and Velma KAISER.
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