Donald J. Hunter (1931-2018)

Donald J. Hunter passed away on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Wilson Care and Rehabilitation Center in Wilson, Kansas at the age of 86.
 He was born April 22, 1931 in Ellsworth County, Kan. to Harold and Harriete (Krupp) Hunter. He grew up in the Wilson area and graduated from Wilson High School with the Class of 1949. On Oct. 14, 1952 he was united in marriage to Eleanor Peirano at the St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Wilson. They were blessed with a son, Roger.
Donald began driving a tractor at the age of 10 years old and never stopped until he was 82. Although he spent some time working in the oilfield, farming was truly his life. He did several odd jobs around town with carpentry work and other things, and even helped with the annual Czech Festival Parade, but his true passion was being on the farm, and working the land, usually raising wheat and milo. He was a member of the St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church.
Donald is survived by his son Roger Hunter and wife, Karen, of Wilson; brother Gary Hunter and wife, Betty, of Wilson; grandsons Drew Hunter and wife, Marci, of Basehor, and Austin Hunter and wife, Cheryl, of Kansas City, Mo.; great-grandson Chase Hunter; and one great-grandchild-on-the-way.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Harriete Hunter; wife Eleanor Hunter; and infant brother Robert Hunter.
A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 21, at the St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Wilson.  Inurnment will follow in St. Wenceslaus Catholic Cemetery. There will be no visitation or vigil.  
Memorials are suggested to Wilson Senior Center or Kindred Hospice of McPherson and may be sent in care of Plumer-Overlease Funeral Home, P.O. Box 533, Wilson, Kan. 67490.  
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