Dale Francis Hunter

Services for Dale Francis Hunter, 91, Topeka, will be 10 a.m., Saturday, January 4, 2014, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home in Lawrence, Kansas.

Mr. Hunter died Tuesday, January 1, 2014, at his home.

He was born May 10, 1922, in Garrison, Kansas, the son of Samuel Francis and Vivian Foley Hunter. 

Mr. Hunter served in the United States Army Air Force during World War II in Europe and was a POW in Sweden.  He became an electrician in 1948 with IBEW Local 226 until retiring in 1963. 

He was also a life member of the Wellsville American Legion and enjoyed attending gospel meetings, and had a great sense of humor.

He married Ruth Winchell in 1945.  He later married Hazel Benskin in 1974 and lived near Eudora, Kansas.  He moved back to Topeka after Hazel’s death in 2005.

Survivors include a son, Roger Hunter and wife Karen of Topeka, Kansas; daughter, Judy Doyle, of Topeka, Kansas; step daughters, Hazel “Lady” Davis, Susan Woods, Judy Dennigstein, and Nancy Freeman; a sister, Elsie Mead; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 9 a.m. until service time on Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice House, sent in care of the funeral home, PO Box 1260, Lawrence, KS 66044.

Messages & Condolences

From Jim and Lesley Hunter...

Dear Ones, We send our sympathy to all of the family. Dale has always been a very special first cousin. We have enjoyed his friendly visits at the annual Hunter Reunion in Manhattan. We will truly miss seeing him. We know he is with the Lord and enjoying heaven.

From Delton Graves & family...

Our thoughts and prayers go out to friends and family during this time of sorrow. We attended church with Dale for many years in Lawrence and always appreciated his positive attitude and outlook on life. We have many fond memories of him and will always hold him dear in our hearts. He was a great friend!

From Scott and Tammie Hogan...

Roger, Karen and family..
We are so sorry for your loss. If there’s anything
You need let us know.

From The Pastas...

We will miss Dale so much in our little meetings. He was always so cheerful and thankful to be in God’s family. He was a joy!

From Mary Woods...

I love you grandpa Dale sure going to miss you… I have so many great memories of you i always loved coming to stay with you and grandma (Hazel) you always had that candy stash good and stocked for us girls, but new to tell us to stay out in the camper lol.. I could go on and on but wont RIP GRANDPA

From Sharon Butler–Keller, TX...

I feel certain that when my Uncle Dale had taken his last breath on earth this week, he was instantly welcomed into Heaven! I have countless memories of him…the twinkle in his eyes when he was telling a joke or playing a trick on some “poor unsuspecting individual”. He was such a prankster (with a heart of gold!) And, he could fix almost anything around the house. If my memory serves me right, I believe that he had actually built (or helped to build) the house, too! And, even though we won’t get to see his smiling face in person here anymore…Heaven is sure to be a better place with his presence there…(xo)

From Zandi...

To the family of Dale, I have known Dale all my life, and remember him always being at the annual church conventions. I remember with fondness his great smile and sense of humor. He greeted you with warmth and kindness like you were a best friend. I appreciated the love he demonstrated for God. I will miss his smile. Sending you special thoughts, care and sympathy during this time.

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