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Obits > 1985 - Clarence E. Hunt

Submitted by Melva L. Taylor

The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois
October 18, 1985 - Friday, pg A4
Prophetstown: - Clarence E. Hunt, 71, 102 Birch St., Prophetstown, died Thursday at Rockford Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Lyndon Congregational Church with the Rev. James Swenson, pastor, presiding. Burial will be in the Lyndon Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the Gardner Funeral Chapel, Prophetstown, with a Masonic service conducted at 8 p.m.
A memorial has been established to the Lyndon Congregational Church.
He was born June 1, 1914 in Oregon, the son of Floyd and Bessie (Coplentz) Hunt. He was educated in Lyndon schools.  He married Madge Blagg, Lyndon, on Dec. 25, 1938.  She preceded him in death in September, 1981. He then married Edna Miller, Mineral, Nov. 13, 1982.  He was employed for 30 years by the Whiteside County FS Co., two years of which he served as manager of the Rock Island FS Co. Following his retirement from FS, he remained active as a farmer in the Lyndon community.  He was a member of the Lyndon Congregational Church and was serving as treasurer and trustee of the church at the time of his death. At the time of his death he was also serving as president and trustee of the Prophetstown-Lyndon Fire Protection District and was a member of the Lyndon Cemetery Board and of Prophetstown Lodge 293 A.F. & A.M.  He had formerly served on the Lyndon Board of Education and was a former member of the Prophetstown Lions Club.
Surviving are his wife, Edna;  his mother, Mrs. Bessie Ricklefs, Prophetstown; one daughter, Mrs. Harold (Mary Ellen) Rogers, Lyndon;  one step-daughter, Mrs. Wayne Smith, Mineral;  three step-sons, Donald Miller, Mineral;  Danny Miller, Dunlap; and Dick Miller, Honolula, Hawaii;  three grandchildren and six step-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father and his first wife.

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