Robert M. Hunt, 63, of Knightsville died at 8:34 p.m. Saturday, March 19, 2005, in the emergency room of St. Vincent Clay Hospital after suddenly becoming ill in his home.
Born Jan. 8, 1942, in Brazil, he was the son of the Rev. Frederick M. Hunt and the late Elva Martha Glasco Hunt. He was a 1960 graduate of Brazil High School.
From 1960 to 1964 he served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was involved in the Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba. He enjoyed rose gardening and outdoor activities.
For 27 years he was an assembler for Allison Detroit Diesel in Indianapolis where he was known as Red Eye and from where he retired in 1996.
Survivors include his wife, Mary G. Paullus Hunt, whom he married Sept. 25, 1964; three daughters and sons-in-law, Cindy and Andy Rodgers, Pensacola, Fla., Missy and Tim Dennany, Indianapolis and Bobbi and Brad Weil, Riley; two grandchildren, Jessica and Jonathan Weil; his father and stepmother, Helen Hunt, of Brazil; a sister and brother-in-law, Carol Ann and Doug Horton, of Brazil; several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law; nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at Summit Lawn Cemetery at 11 a.m. Wednesday with Mr. Robert L. Nevins officiating. The American Legion and VFW posts will conduct military rites.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday in the Lawson-Miller Chapel.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Disabled American Veteran or the Van Buren Township Volunteer Fire Department. Envelopes will be available at the funeral chapel.
Those attending the visitation or graveside service should wear casual attire.