Kenneth Hunter, 83

Kenneth G. Hunter, 83, of Timbercrest Retirement Community, North Manchester, formerly of LaFontaine, died July 18 at Wabash County Hospital. He was born June 10, 1930 in Peru to James C. and Swan (Godfroy) Hunter.

Kenny graduated from Peru High School in 1948, attended Manchester College in North Manchester and graduated from Indiana College of Mortuary Science in Indianapolis in 1956. He married Ann Beauchamp at the First Methodist Church in Wabash on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25, 1954. He was a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer for 56 years. He owned and operated Hunter Funeral Home in LaFontaine for 37 years. He was a member of the Indiana Funeral Director's Association and First United Methodist Church of Wabash. He was an avid euchre player.

He is survived by his wife, Ann Hunter, North Manchester; three daughters, Diane Kay (Patrick Bickers) Hunter, Prairie Village, Kan; Beth (Glen) Engle, North Manchester, and Susan B. Hunter, Wabash; three grandchildren, Rex (Jen) Engle, Columbia City; John Bickers and Hunter Bickers, both Prairie Village; three great grandchildren, Wyatt, Adelynn, and Jesse Engle, all Columbia City; three sisters, Evie Jane Hunter, Indianapolis; Phyllis (Rex) Puckett, Plainfield, Ind., and Mary Kasberg, Cleveland, Ohio; and his sister-in-law, Aileen Hunter, Peru. Three sisters, Betty Hartleroad, Gladys Halliburton, Helen Kroll; his brother, James H. Hunter, and his great grandson, Jasper Engle, preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held at Timbercrest Memorial Chapel, 2201 East Street, North Manchester, on July 22 at 10 a.m. with Pastor Kurt Freeman officiating. Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 2-6, Sunday, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, and one hour prior to the service at Timbercrest.

Preferred memorial is to the Ronald McDonald House. The memorial guest book for Kenny may be signed at

Posted on 2013 Jul 19