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Wednesday December 16th, 2020
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United Methodist Church, Albert Lea
Thursday December 17th, 2020

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John W Hunt

Funeral Service for John Hunt will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday (12/17) at the United Methodist Church of Albert Lea. Rev. John Mitchum will officiate. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-6 PM on Wednesday (12/16) at Bayview Freeborn Funeral Home and also 1 hour prior to the funeral on Thursday at the church. The Funeral will be live streamed via the United Methodist Church website beginning at 1pm. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.

John W. Hunt, age 80 of Albert Lea, passed away on Sunday, December 13, 2020 at Methodist Hospital in Rochester.

John was born on May 3, 1940 to George and Helen (Pechacek) Hunt in Owatonna, MN. He grew up in the Owatonna area and attended school there. After school he worked in construction and farming. On August 15, 1957 John joined the United States Army. After he was discharged John went to work for Wilson’s Meat Packing Plant. On September 30, 1961 John married Karen Morris at the Methodist Church in Ellendale, MN. John retired from the meat packing plant in 1999. In their retirement John and Karen enjoyed traveling, going to their camper in Elysian, MN, taking fishing trips, and spending their winters in Arizona.

John enjoyed fishing, golfing, and driving stock cars in his younger years. He was always on the move. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with family and friends especially his grandchildren.

John is survived by his wife of 59 year Karen; children Brenda (Kevin) Reed and Randy (Janet) Hunt; grandchildren Tabitha (Dustin) Jepson, Ethan Reed, Britney (Sean) Darcy, Courtney Hunt (Cole), Dylan Hunt (Faith); brother Don (Doris) Hunt; brothers-in-law David (Bonnie) Morris and Don (Susan) Morris; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; special uncle Herb Hunt; father-in-law DeWaine Morris and mother-in-law LaVonne Morris.

The Family would like to thank the wonderful staff in the ICU and Comfort Care at Methodist Hospital in Rochester. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to donor's choice. 

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We enjoyed getting to know both Karen and John when they visited Jim and Myla on Leech Lake. John always had an interesting story to share. He will be missed.

Randy and Lisa Jackson Dec 17 2020 12:00 AM

He was a nice guy and was fun to visit with. God be with all of you.

Davey and Diann Oakland Dec 16 2020 12:00 AM

Karen, Sorry to hear about John. You have my deepest sympathies. I've thought about the two of you many times over the years. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

-Dennis Sauke (The North Star Show)

Dennis Sauke Dec 16 2020 12:00 AM

My sympathy Brenda and Kevin.

Ardelle Knutson Dec 15 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of John Hunt

Cheryl Sailor Hatle Dec 15 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of John Hunt

Deb & Peanuts Dec 14 2020 12:00 AM