George Hunter, 75, passed away at 6:05 p.m. Thursday, September 8, 2005 at Bethesda Gardens in Terre Haute. He was a resident of Brazil and spent the winter months in St. Pete Beach, Fla..
He was born January 25, 1930, in Pimento, Ind., to Verner and Cecil VanCleve Hunter. He graduated from Black Hawk High School and then attended Indiana University. He served in the United States Army at Camp Atterbury for two years, after which he began working for Hulman and Company in Terre Haute and then the Internal Revenue Service. He then worked for the Small Business Administration as the Assistant Director; then finally for Mass Mutual Insurance as an Insurance Salesman before retiring in 1993.
He married Arlene Swigart on February 14, 1993. He was a member of the Pasagrill Community Church in St. Pete, Fla., and East Side Christian Church in Brazil. In his free time, he loved going on walks and was an avid fan of Indiana University. He also enjoyed traveling as he and his wife had traveled to Alaska and Germany.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Diana, brothers Kenneth Hunter, Lowell Hunter, Loren Hunter and Gerald Hunter and two sisters Elanore Walters and Joan Harbor.
Survivors include his wife Arlene, children: Anne and John Ferguson of Indianapolis, Michael and Denise Hunter of Indianapolis, Julie and Matt DesJean of Indianapolis, Beth and Tom Spencer of Switz City, David and Bonnie Callahan of Brazil, Linda and Ron Harms of Brazil, Timothy and Tammy Callahan of Brazil, Steve and Pat Vandenberg of Holland, Mich., and Lori and Greg Reppert of Belding, Mich.; 17 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Friends Gloria St. Louis, Jack and Mary Schott, Robert and Gertie Schott, Gene and Kathy Schott and Kathy Maled.
Services will be at French Funeral Home on Monday, September 12, 2005, at 10 a.m. with Pastor Bill Brock officiating. Committal services will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Indianapolis at 2:30 p.m. Visitation will be at the funeral home Sunday from 4-8 p.m. and again Monday at the cemetery from 1:30 until time of Committal Services. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or to Vista Care Hospice; envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in his memory.