John 'Jack' Hunter

Posted Online: Aug. 26, 2014, 7:20 pm
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John "Jack" Dudley Hunter, Esq., of Rock Island, passed away Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at UnityPoint Health-Trinity Moline, at the age of 83.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Wendt Funeral Home in Moline. Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, at Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church, 2324 18th Ave., Rock Island. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery in Rock Island.
Jack was born in Burgess, Ill., on April 17, 1931, to William N. and Letah Whitaker Hunter. He married Sherre Hlavaty on Oct. 8, 1966, in Bettendorf.
He was a member of Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church in Rock Island. He was employed by the Rock Island Park Board and K'nees Florists. He became a social worker and worked for the Illinois Department of Corrections, Illinois Youth Commission on Delinquency Prevention for 27 years. In 1979, the state of Illinois honored him as Man of the Year for his dedication and hard work. Following that, at the age of 50, he started his own business and never did retire.
In addition to his wife, Sherre, survivors include his children, John D. Hunter II and wife, Yumi, Redondo Beach, Calif., and Wendy Hunter Magdlen and husband, Robert Magdlen, Hollywood Hills, Calif.; brother, James "Dick" Hunter, Rock Island; and grandchildren, Cayenne, Alera and Luella Magdlen.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Betty Hunter Rolfe; and his brother, William N. Hunter Jr.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
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