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Hunter, Eldon LaVerne
Eldon LaVerne "Vern" Hunter, 89, of Galesburg died at 11:52 pm, Tuesday, November 19, 2013 in OSF St. Mary Medical Center Galesburg.

He was born May 15, 1924 in Maquon Township Knox County, Ill. the son of Eldon Noble and Hortense Helena Hughs Hunter. He married Doris Chenoweth on June 22, 1968 in Palmyra, Mo. She preceded him in death on February 28, 2000.

He is survived by his companion of many years, Virginia Cline and close friends Richard and Marcia Olomon. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Peggy Sue Hunter in 1953.
Vern worked for OMC Gale Products. He also worked for Brinks, Inc. and Eagle Grocery Store. He was a lifetime member of the Moose Lodge #880 and was a former member of the Elks Lodge #894. Vern enjoyed riverboat gambling and dancing. He was an avid fisherman. Vern loved his cat, "Boots."

A Celebration of his Life is scheduled for 1 pm Monday, December 2, 2013 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Rev. Jim Ecklund will officiate. There will be no visitation. Burial will be in Gilson Cemetery at a later date. As per Vern's wishes, he has donated his body to Mayo Clinic for research. Memorials may be made to Guardian Angels Humane Society, Knox County Humane Society or charity of the Donors choice. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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