William Hunt

William Hunt

William L. Hunt, age 86, formerly of Milaca, passed away December 9, 2013, at the Christian Community Home in Hudson, Wis.
William was raised on a farm near Mora by his parents George and Alice Hunt. At age 17, he joined the United States Marine Corps and was sent to Parris Island in South Carolina for training. After WWII, he joined the National Tea grocery chain and set up stores throughout Minnesota. In October 1953, he married Cora Riley of Aitkin. In 1961, he and Cora moved to Milaca where they ran H & R Auto Parts store for the next 30 years.
He enjoyed tending his plants and flowers, camping with his family when they were young, and entering sweepstakes.
He is survived by his children: Evanne (Greg), William (Rita), Kimberly (Jay); and grandchildren: David, Sabrina, Payton, Grace, and Bailey.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife Cora; and son George.
A gathering of friends and family was held on Wednesday, Dec. 11 at the OConnell Family Funeral Home in Hudson, Wis. Private military inurnment will be at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery.
The family requests no memorials.

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