Delbert Hunt

Published 12:00 am Friday, January 16, 2009

The funeral service for Delbert Lewis Hunt of Hayward will be 1:30 p.m. today at Bonnerup Funeral Service Chapel, Albert Lea. The Rev. Larry Day will officiate. Interment will be in East Freeborn Lutheran Church Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Military honors will be accorded by the Albert Lea Area veterans groups.
Delbert died Monday, Jan. 12, 2009, at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Minneapolis. He was 78 years old.
Delbert was born May, 31, 1930, at Union, Iowa, to Charles D. and Ruth C. (Mitchell) Hunt. He graduated from Alden High School in Alden, Iowa. Delbert was a career veteran serving in the United States Air Force. He had been a Freeborn County, resident since 1994. Delbert married Eloise Dolph on Nov. 5, 1999, in Mason City, Iowa.
He was postmaster at Universal City, Texas. Delbert was a supervisor for Wynn’s Distributing of San Antonio, Texas. He belonged to the American Legion in Texas and Albert Lea. Delbert enjoyed collecting cars and trucks. He especially enjoyed his pet Chihuahua Snow Flake.
Delbert is survived by his wife, Eloise Hunt of Hayward; children: Beverly Jean Burrows of Universal City, Texas, Debra Susan (Everett) Gardner of Albert Lea, Shirley Marie (Richard) Springsteel of Clarks Grove, Kitty Christine Hunt of Columbus, Ohio, Donna Lou (Preston) Leslie of Georgetown, Texas, Darling Louise Hunt of Arkansas, Jason J. Jerdee of Bloomington, Ill., Jolene J. Jerdee of Albert Lea and Julien J. Jerdee of Hayward; 17 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; brother, Russell (Judy) Hunt; sisters, Lola (Wally) Last, Luella Maine, Mavis Day and Iola (Bob) Tolckson; and sister-in-law, Betty Jean Hunt.
Delbert is preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Ruth Hunt; first wife, Ruth Irene; and second wife, Juldia Frances; brothers: James and Nathan Hunt; two grandsons: Kevin and Alan; one great-granddaughter, Emily Rose.
Memorials preferred in lieu of flowers to the heart fund or Albert Lea American Legion.

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