Herschel A. Hunter, 92, of Marissa, IL; born on September 2, 1925 in Sparta, IL; passed away on Friday, July 6, 2018 at the Coulterville Care Center in Coulterville, IL.
Mr. Hunter was a farmer and later worked as a coal miner. Herschel had a lifelong passion for flying that was inspired by his father and uncles. The Hunter Brothers Flying Team were barnstormers and endurance record breakers in the early days of aviation.
He was preceded in death by his parents – Albert and Pearl, nee Alexander, Hunter. Three sisters – Elizabeth Mathis; Pauline Winthrop; Eileen Lewelling. Nephews – T. Hayer and Joe Lewelling. Nieces – Elizabeth Dacey and Marilyn Reese.
He is survived by his wife of 74 years – Helen, nee Hemphill, Hunter whom he married on December 9, 1943. His children – Roger (Kelly) Hunter of Los Olivos, CA; Susan (Peter) Grometer of Aurora, IL; Barbara (Andy) Kniffin of Belleville, IL; Kathryn (Richard) Hacker of Tilden, IL; Carol (Gary) Green of Rolla, MO. He is also survived by ten grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren.
Condolences to the family may be expressed online at www.heilschuessler.com.
Memorials may be made to the Tilden United Presbyterian Church.
Visitation: Friends may call at the Tilden United Presbyterian Church in Tilden, IL on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm and on Thursday, July 12, 2018 from 10:00am to 11:00am.
Funeral: Services will be held at the Tilden United Presbyterian Church in Tilden, IL on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 11:00am with Rev. Dennis Hamilton officiating.
Interment: Burial will be held in the Marissa Township Cemetery in Marissa, IL.
Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.