Verne Harold Hunt, 92, died on Saturday, November 19th, 2011 at
5:45p.m at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes, MN.
The wake service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November
21st at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Hallock, MN and the funeral
will also be held at Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church on Tuesday the
22nd of November at 11:00 a.m. Funeral arrangements are with Austin
Funeral Home of Hallock, MN.
Verne Hunt was born in Warren, MN, October 29th, 1919 to Clara
Margaret Clausen and Albert Verne Hunt (A.V). He attended school in
Hallock, MN through the 8th grade and quit to help out with the
family farm. He went into the service and served his country in
Brisbane, Australia for 4 years during World War II. He married
Sarah Susan Baldwin on October 30th, 1945 at St. Anne’s Catholic
Church of St. Vincent, MN. They lived in Humboldt, MN during the
early years and later moved to a farm 5 miles northwest of Hallock
and Verne farmed for many years. He loved to say he was a prolific
ancestor by the fact that he brought 17 children, 10 boys and 7 girls
into the world; He also has 55 grandchildren and 52 great
grandchildren with 3 on the way.
Survivors are Verne Paul Hunt, Gillette, WY, James Hunt (Valerie),
Fargo, ND, John (Kathleen), Brooklyn Park, MN, Robert Hunt (Teresa),
Wadena, MN, Ramond Hunt (Janice), Hallock ,MN, Teresa Pennebaker
(David)(Roxboro, NC), JoAnne Cruz, Shakopee,MN, Daniel Hunt
(Sherri), Larimore, ND, William Hunt (Debbie)Warroad, MN, Mary Heck
(Allen) Princeton, MN, Gerald Hunt, New Brighton, MN, Kathleen
LaPlante (Peter), Detroit Lakes, MN, Loretta Hunt, Cavalier, ND,
David Hunt, New Brighton, MN, Carol Kratzke(Mark), Max, ND and
Margaret Fenster (Gary), Mandan, ND. He was preceded in death by his
parents, brothers, Jean and Allison Hunt and his wife Sarah. He was
also preceded in death by his son, Earl Hunt and grandson, Sean Hunt.
Verne loved his family, dancing with the nurses and residents at
Emmanuel Nursing Home, reading, spelling bees, hunting, fishing,
politics, gardening, playing cards like pinochle and cribbage. He
had a wonderful sense of humor and loved to tell Ole and Lena Jokes.
He loved his faith in the Catholic Church and was a longtime member
of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. He was a proud Veteran of World
War II, a member of the American Legion, Knights of Columbus and the
Farmers Union. Highlights of his life were his 89th birthday party
where many of his family and friends gathered in Hallock, many
hunting and fishing trips with his brothers and children, his trip
with Famers Union to Hungary and Poland, He and his wife Sarah being
named Valley Farmer Homemaker, and the day President George Bush Jr.
honored him and other World War II Veterans by giving them High
School Diplomas. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.