Edward Alan Hunter was born April 7, 1946, in Chicago, Illinois, to Edward and Valerie (Furkul) Hunter. As a boy he moved with his family to Elmhurst and attended York High School. At age 17, joined the US Army and was stationed in Germany. Following his honorable discharge, her returned to Elmhurst. He married Dorothy Bell on June 14, 1969, at Immanuel Lutheran Church. After marriage the lived in Villa Park and Ed worked for Patten Industries (Caterpillar) as a mechanic, later becoming a shop foreman. In 1979, Ed and Dottie divorced and he moved to Utah. In 2000, Ed and Dottie rekindled their relationship and on March 27, 2001, they were married in Las Vegas. After marriage they lived in Minnesota. In 2004, they moved to Tampa, returning to Minnesota in 2006. Ed was a member of the Northfield American Legion. He was easy going, had a good sense of humor, and his skills as a mechanic allowed him to fix almost anything. Survivors include his wife, Dottie of Northfield, MN; 2 sons: Ian (Kate) of Lakeville, MN, Ed (Trina) of Hanover, MN; 3 grandchildren: Adam, Taelor and Kaela; his sister and nephew, Gloria & Banning Leonard of Salt Lake City; his sisters-in-law: Kim Roth (Mike), Dayna Bell (David Johnson), all of Northfield. He was preceded in death by his infant son Clinton Alan, his parents, his twin brother Jon in December 2011, and his nephew Brendon Leonard. Ed passed away with his wife and family by his side on Monday morning, January 7, 2013, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, at the age of 66. A memorial service was held Thursday, January 10, 2013 in Northfield. Interment with military honors was in Ft. Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis. Arrangements are with the Benson & Langehough FH (507) 645-5123. www.northfieldfuneral.com
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Published in East DuPage Press/Spectator/Argus on January 10, 2013