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Robert A. Hunt

January 24, 1923 November 12, 2009
Robert A. Hunt
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PEORIA-Robert A. Hunt, 86, of Peoria, passed away at 6:15 a.m. on Thursday, November 12, 2009, at his residence. He was born on January 24, 1923, in Peoria, to William and Mary Stieber Hunt. He married Gwenllyn “Gwen” Baxter June 22, 1946. She passed away on January 17, 2009, in Peoria. He was also preceded in death by one son, Kevin W. Hunt. He is survived by three daughters, Christine (Steven) Lane of Fredericksburg, VA, Rebecca A. Hunt of Peoria and Susan M. Hunt of West Peoria; four sons, John T. (Laura) Hunt of Peoria, Robert A. (Nancy) Hunt of Lombard, IL, Timothy J. (Holly) Hunt of Dunlap and Brian G. (Laura) Hunt of Kalispell, MT; four grandchildren, Lesley, Ryan, James and Adam; and one great-granddaughter, Kailey. Robert was a Police Officer for the Peoria Police Department from 1958-1985, retiring as Lieutenant in 1985. He was a World War II Army Air Corp. veteran, serving as a B-17 Ball Turret Gunner over Germany. He was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church and the church’s Men’s Club and the Peoria Police Retirees Association. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 19, 2009 at St. Bernard Church with Msgr. Paul Showalter officiating. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday at Wright & Salmon Mortuary and 30 minutes before the Mass at the church. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in West Peoria. Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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