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Gary J. Hunter, 71, of Rockton, passed away of a lengthy bout with heart issues, on Sunday, October 22, 2017. He was born on June 19, 1946 in Rockford, the son of Logan and Margaret (Nyren) Hunter. Gary served in the U.S. Army as a Military Police Officer in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He worked most recently in sales at Prudential. Gary also worked in car sales at Bachrodt & Wolfe and sales with Janicke Liquor. He was a proud golf coach at Highland Community College, where his team won several tournaments. Gary was an athlete and enjoyed coaching softball and golf. He was also an avid Cub's fan and Dallas Cowboys fan.
Survived by his son, Mark Hunter; daughters, Margo Hunter McCurry and Abbey Hunter; grandchildren, Matthew McCurry and Amelia Hunter; great-granddaughter, Charlotte; brothers, Ron (Diane Manarchy) Hunter, Michael (Valorie Romine) Hunter, Jeffrey Hunter, and Bradley Hunter; mother of his daughter (Abbey), Suzanne Morovic and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews and also predeceased by his parents; and the mother of his children (Mark & Margo), Karen Wallenberg.
Memorial Services with visitation will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Friday, October 27, 2017 in the Olson North Main Chapel, 2811 N. Main, Rockford. Family prefers memorials be made to St. Jude's Children Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Condolences & Shared Memories (10)

  1. Emanuel gagliano

    I never knew Gary but I did know Jeff and BJ and I'm sure he was a very beautiful person just like his brothers and other family members. I never knew Gary but it still hurts the heart to lose a good person. I am so sorry for your loss. GOD will take care of him now. Rest in peace Gary.

  2. Beth Wagner/cousin

    Uncle Logan & Aunt Margaret had 5 handsome sons, no daughters. For a while, I went to their house on Saturdays to help with housework--Aunt Margaret would head off to work--& remember ironing 46 shirts one of those Saturdays and Gary was there as I was counting them. My memories of Gary are mostly of summer picnics, baseball games, and rides through the woods--always a good guy--he will be missed.

  3. Jason hunter

    Very very sorry for the loss of uncle Gary mike and Val he was a very good man and hold alot of very fond memories of him particularly spending lot of time with him and grandma watching and going to movies. Me and as well as everybody else appreciate all you guys did for him thruout the years as you guys were right down the road from him. God bless you guys and rest of his family and friends and may he rip


    Gary was always ready for a game . He Loved Sports , and he loved competing . He was generous with his time and served as a coach or player on several teams I was part of . He Lived Life With A Passion , And Was A Fierce Competitor . My Thoughts And Prayers For His Family . The Hunter Boys Will Always Have A Special Bond With The Scroggins Boys . May God's Grace And Peace Be His For Eternity . RIP Gary .

  5. Michael Hunter

    My brother always had my back. When I got to Lincoln Jr high in 63 for 7th grade a 9th grader tried to steal my lunch $ until they found out Gary was my older brother. They gave me there lunch $ and told me to not tell Gary. He was always there for his younger fair haired (not tough)bro, and taught me how to play ball, golf, and have a good sense of humor. I could also always count on him if short on $ as he was highly generous and loved to help.I will miss him very much.

  6. Herb Rosene

    Gary Hunter, I often enjoyed conversations with Gary back in the Prudential days. A good man with a kind heart. RIP Gary

  7. lynn denniston

    Gary was my cousin and I have great memories of our family picnics where he was sure to get all the kids and the Dads out playing some type of game or sport. He was always a person involved in sports and always willing to talk about his favorite teams. He will be missed and I mourn his passing. Condolences to his family.

  8. shelly hunter

    I was much younger than Gary but remember him at family picknics up at Grandpas woods all the years that us cousins were growing up. Gary was admired and spoke well of by all his close and extended family. I am so sorry to hear of his passing, and want his family to know that I will remember him. Always.

  9. Martin Espinosa.

    So sorry for your loss.

  10. Vickie Sharp Elmer

    I'm sorry to hear of Gary's passing. One of the fun memories I have is watching the Hunter Boys play softball together for the Pru- Pack. God's peace be with you at this difficult time.

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