Dennis Henry Hunter, 84, of Lewiston, died at his home on June 30, 2010. He was born on Sept. 22, 1925, in Dearborn to Dennis and Doris (Cooper) Hunter.
He was on his own by age 15, working delivering hot lunches to factory workers in Capac. Right after his 17th birthday he joined the Marine Corps and served in the [3rd] Marine Raider Battalion in the Pacific through the end of World War II. He returned to Michigan to finish high school and joined the U.S. Army in 1947, serving until retirement as a lieutenant colonel in 1977. He served during the Korean War as well, and was awarded two Purple Hearts and two Brown Stars.
In retirement, Dennis drove test vehicles at the Ford proving grounds, ran an aluminum business and served as mayor in a small town in Texas. He then returned to Lewiston in 1983. After moving to Lewiston, he served as township zoning administrator, township clerk and spent many years working for the Congregational Church in various capacities. He also was a life member of VFW Post 6335 and the American Legion in Lewiston. Dennis loved the time he spent with his family.
Dennis is survived by his wife, Eileen; sons, Eric (Holly) Hunter of Lewiston, Gary (Norma) Glassford of North Branch, and Vaughn (Ingrid) Glassford of Dryden; daughters, Barbara Hunter of Lapeer, and Linda (Paul) Logan and Sandra (J.C.) Lester, both of Ontario, Canada; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
As were his wishes, cremation has taken place and a memorial service for Mr. Hunter will be held Monday, July 5, at the Green Funeral Home, Lewiston with Pastor Toby Stadden officiating. Military honors will be provided by the U.S. Army Color Guard.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Green Funeral Home.