Jack Dale Hunt, 92, passed away Friday, April 18, 2014 at Neilson Place with his family by his side.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 25, 2014 at St. Philips Catholic Church with Fr. Vincent Miller officiating. Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 24th at Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home from 5-8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.
Jack was born June 14, 1921 in Beltrami County to Beherrell and Matilda (Hoppe) Hunt. He grew up in Bemidji, and attended Bemidji public schools, graduating from Bemidji High School in 1939. On November 25, 1943 he married Dorothy Conway and together they raised seven children. After losing his wife Dorothy to cancer he married Dolores Burrell in 1986.
In June of 1939 he joined the Minnesota Army National Guard. In 1959, after working for 12 years at the Chevy garage in Bemidji, he became a full time civilian employee of the National Guard serving in a variety of assignments from Platoon Leader and Rifle Company Commander to Division Chief of Staff. At the time of his retirement in 1976, having attained the rank of Colonel, he was assigned to the Adjutant Generals Office in St. Paul as the Head of Training for the state of Minnesota. His active duty service included 5 years during World War II and 2 years during the Korean Conflict.
Jack and Dorothy retired to their home on the south shore of Big Lake in Ten Lake Township (TLT). During his retirement years he was active in TLT government, served on the Board of Directors for Beltrami Electric, and was a member of the Bemidji Citizens Patrol.
He is survived by his wife, Dolores and children; Laurie (Louie) Kappes of Bemidji, Tom (Sharon) Hunt of Roseville, Nancy (Gene) Okerlund of Bemidji, Pam (Vic) Hurt of Bemidji, Keith (Jan) Hunt of Bemidji, Jon (Gwen) Hunt of Bemidji, son-in-law Bud Roberts of Brainerd, special niece Pat (Ted) Steichen of Vadnais Heights, step-daughter Jackie Burrell of Bemidji, 21 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his first wife Dorothy, his daughter Debbie Roberts, his parents, and 5 brothers and 3 sisters.
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