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Gunhild E. "Gunnie" Hunt Obituary


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“Gunnie and Ralph were wonderful backyard neighbors, to my parents, Shirley and Gerald. Mom was always honored when Gunnie asked her to water the...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Carol Bingham Bookout - Clio, MI

“HOW LOVINGLY HE SPOKE OF HIS MOTHER. ”
2 of 13 | Posted by: Don and Shirley Haupt - Alliance, OH

“Growing up Aunt Gunnie was one of my favorite Aunts.She was such a sweetheart.We would visit her when my Dad was in Crandell.She was always so...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Nancy Hunt Woolf - Massillon, OH

“Gunnie will always be remembered as a loving, caring, compassionate presence in so many people's lives. She will be missed. ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: Michael and Lynn Zerbe - Alliance, OH

“Our deepest sympathy to all of you. We wish we could have been there but we are in Cleveland Clinic while Denny is recovering from leukemia and bone...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Denny Rhome - Friend

“I was the organist at St. Paul Lutheran in Alliance during the early 80’s. I have a great memory of an Easter Day dinner at Ralph and Gunnie’s...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Tim Short - St. Paul, MN

“We are so sorry to hear of Gunnie's passing. Since she moved from Belleflower we have missed her Christmas cookies. Now we will miss her hug and...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Len and Gretchen Epp - Alliance, OH

“Dear Dick, Whenever I visited Alliance, I stopped in Hillcrest for pies and ham loaf. Always greeted by the smiles of Mr. and Mrs. Hunt. I enjoyed...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Barbara Klein Lazarus

“My Sister Karen and I send our condolences to the Hunt Family. The Midkiff's and Hunt's have been friends for generations. I'm sure our Mom and your...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: William Midkiff & Karen Midkiff Aviles - FL

“Mrs. Hunt was a beautiful and loving person who always made everyone feel welcomed to her home. She made you feel as if you were part of her family....Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Charles Codrea - Boca Raton, FL

“While I'm sorry I can't be, my thoughts are with y'all. Your Mother/Grandmother is one of the sweetest and classiest ladies I've had the pleasure to...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Greg Krause - N Richland Hills, TX

“May God give you all comfort and peace. Gunnie was a very special person in so many lives. ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Christy Habermehl - Friend

“My heart reaches out to each of you. "Gunnie" certainly made an exemplary and lasting impression on all who knew her. She will surely be missed but...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Selma Kennedy - Alliance , OH


Gunhild E. Hunt, age 94, of Alliance, died Sunday, February 17, 2013, at Crandall Medical Center.
A lifelong resident of Alliance, Mrs. Hunt was born Christmas Day, 1918, to Elis and Anna (Andersson) Hanson. She was a 1936 graduate of Alliance High School. Gunnie and her husband Ralph owned and operated Hillcrest Market, where she served as secretary/treasurer for 35 years.
An active member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church and Naomi Circle, Gunhild was also a member and past president of the Alliance Women's Club and was Woman of the Year in 2008, member and past treasurer of Quota Club and Quotarian of the Year in 1996 and Mt. Union College Woman's Club. She was also a past member and vice president of the Republican Club, past secretary of the Parkway School P.T.A., former board member of the Y.W.C.A. and a member of the Red Cross Blood Program. Gunnie and her husband Ralph received the Community Legacy Award in 2001.
An avid sports fan, Gunnie was an active supporter of the Alliance Aviators, The Mount Union Purple Raiders and the Libertyville Wildcats. In support of her children and their friends, she was a member of the Alliance Booster Club and the Alliance Band Booster Club.
Survivors include her daughters, Nancy (David) Kile of Jackson Township, Ohio and Martha (Randy) Kuceyeski of Libertyville, IL; sons, Richard (Carol) Hunt and Randall (Ann) Hunt, both of Alliance; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Robert Hanson of Shaker Heights, OH.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ralph Hunt, whom she married on January 4, 1941, and who passed away on November 17, 2002; son, Ralph E. Hunt, Jr., who was a decorated Vietnam Veteran; and brother Arthur Hanson.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 21, 2013, at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church. Friends may call 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday February 20, at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home. Interment will be at Highland Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, the family has established the Ralph E. and Gunhild E. Hunt Scholarship Fund at the University of Mount Union 1972 Clark Ave., Alliance, OH 44601 and the Ralph E. Hunt Jr., Memorial Scholarship at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 3295 S. Union Ave., Alliance, Oh 44601.
Arrangements are by Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home, 75 S. Union Ave., Alliance, OH 44601.

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