Obituary Record

William Hunt
Died on 4/7/1974
Buried in Blair Cemetery

Buried in Blair Cemetery

Published in Enterprise on 11 April 1974

World War I veteran


Mr. William M. Hunt died at the Blair Hospital on Sunday, April 7th. He was born April 14th, 1884, at Weanbleau, Missouri, and would have been 90 years of age on Easter Sunday.

He and Mattie Zeigler were united in marriage December 15, 1932, and were the parents of two children, Mrs. Robert Petersen (Colleeta) of Herman and Bill, Jr., of Blair.

Mr. Hunt grew to manhood in Missouri and enlisted in the Army Air Corps during World War I, and spent two years in France. After returning home he became a barber and followed this trade until ill health forced him to retire in 1943.

He and Mrs. Hunt have lived in Blair over 40 years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Veteran of Foreign Wars, World War I Barracks and the Methodist Church.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his daughters, Mrs. Hugh Burgess (Darlene) of Brooton, Minnesota, Mrs. Robert Petersen (Colleeta) of Herman, and his sons, Rev. Harold Hunt of Independence, Missouri and Bill, Jr., of Blair. Also 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Wadie and Ira Hunt of Mountain View, Missouri , and two sisters, Mrs. Rena Yarber of Mountain View and Faye Couch of Lancaster, Missouri.

Funeral services were Tuesday, April 9 at 2 p.m. at the First Methodist church with Rev. Gordon Patterson officiating. The Benfdorf Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements and burial was in the Blair Cemetery with Masonic and Military rites at the graveside.

Pallbearers were Milo Petersen, Leonard Petersen, Jack Eriksen, Dick Lower, Aaron Barker and Don Andersen. Honorary pallbearers were : Walter Petersen, Jim Williby, Earl Caldwell, Earl French, Carroll Thornburgh, Earl Hardy, Leonard Petersen and Otto Christensen

See website Find-A-Grave, Memorial 115539681

Printed in the Washington County Enterprise on 4/11/1974