Jon Hunter


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Posted Online: Dec. 12, 2012, 5:59 pm
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Jon B. Hunter, 66, Rock Island, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at Trinity Rock Island.
Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday at Van Hoe Funeral Home, East Moline, with a service to be held at the conclusion of visitation. Inurnment will be at Peace Lutheran Cemetery, Port Byron. A memorial fund has been established.
Jon was born Feb. 20, 1946, in Moline, the son of John D. and Juanita L. Hunter. He graduated from United Township High School, class of 1964. He married Ruth Ann Murphy in 1996.
Jon had worked in the power plant at John Deere and later for Bill's Tree Service and Wright's Tree Service.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth Ann; children, Billy Hunter, St. Louis, Mo., Jon Hunter Jr., Florida, and Jeanie Hunter, Donaphin, Mo.; stepchildren, Lindsay Murphy, Moline, and Sarah Murphy, Bettendorf; brother, Jim (Diane) Hunter, Andalusia; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, JoAnn; his parents; and his sister, Virginia Stone.
The family wishes to thank Trinity Rock Island, 7 South for their compassion and care.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.vanhoe.com.














 




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