Donald F. Hunt

Donald HuntDonald F. Hunt age 86 of Redwood Falls passed away Thursday, January 2, 2014 at his home after an extended battle with cancer.  Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 24 at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church.  Visitation is one hour prior to services at the church.  Burial is in St. Catherine’s Catholic Cemetery.  Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.com.  Stephens Funeral Service – Redwood Valley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Donald F. Hunt was born August 29, 1927 in Morton, MN to Leo and Elizabeth (Schmidt) Hunt.  He attended school in Franklin and Morton.  Donald later received a degree in Agriculture and Farm Management from the American Technical Society in Chicago, IL.  Don served in the US Navy from 1945 to 1946 during WWII.  He also served in the Reserves as a Fireman 1st Class for eight years.  On November 15, 1947 Don married Alice Allan at St. John’s parsonage in Morton.  Together they farmed on a dairy farm near Morgan and raised six children.  Don also worked in trucking. After a farm accident, the couple moved to Redwood Falls around 1964 where they have resided since.  After the move, he continued to raise horses.  Don was then employed at Anderson Implement as a salesman for 26 years and was a 4-H leader for 17 years.  He was a horse project leader for 21 years where he was a mentor to many members.  He was a life member of the VFW and RV Saddle Club, and was also a member of the Redwood County Historical Society and National Society of Foresters.  Don enjoyed horse breeding and trail riding as well as showing horses.  He loved visiting with people, traveling, vacationing, and wintering in Arizona for over 20 years.  Don was an avid woodworker, especially in oak, and enjoyed acrylic painting and gardening.

Don is survived by his wife Alice of 66 years, a resident of Wood Dale Nursing Home; children: Susan Hunt of Wilmington, CA, Patricia (Dan) Bishop of Trophy Club, TX, Jennifer Nebe of Thornton, CO, Rebecca (Dale) Feist of Paynesville, Michael (Roxanne) of Carthage, SD, and Jeffrey (Kay) of Marion, TX; 12 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; brother James (Elaine) Hunt of Loveland, CO; and many other relatives and friends.  He is preceded in death by his parents, and brothers Butch and Jacob Hunt.

Comments

  1. Bryan & Peggy Huwe says:

    He will be very much missed. We enjoyed our chats we had with him in our back yards. And oh that rhubarb was oh so good ! Just made a rhubarb dessert in memory of him today. Thanks Don here’s a piece for you 🙂

  2. scott and sherry preusse says:

    so sorry to hear about Don, he was a good man and helped me out a lot when I first got horses. Always a word for the wise. Always had smile on his face.

  3. Paul & Jane Johnson says:

    Lots of good memories from trail rides camping next to the Hunt family on overnights @ trail rides, Don sold me my first horse trailer. Always enjoyed visiting with Don and Alice. Blessed be his memory.

  4. Maureen Johnson says:

    I am so sorry for the loss of your father. He was such a nice man and I will always appreciate how he opened his home to Travis so he could begin his dental career in Redwood Falls. I just lost my mom and dad within 14 days of each other and understand the heartbreak you are going through. You were blessed to have wonderful parents. Treasure all those good memories.
    Prayers and hugs,
    Brad and Maureen Johnson

  5. amy spaeth says:

    I am going to miss him a lot. he was are neighbor cross the street and I always see him at Wal-Mart everyone other day.

  6. Bill & Elaine Wood says:

    We thought of Don being one of our
    best friends and we already are missing
    him. Our deepest sympathy to all of
    you.

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