Monday, December 30, 2013

Carl E. Hunter

Surrounded by his loving family, Carl E. Hunter, age 85, passed away on Monday, December 30, 2013, at the Racine Hospice House.  Carl was born in Murphysboro, IL, on April 22, 1928, son of the late Ellis and Emma (Nee:  This) Hunter.

Carl was a professional race car driver in the late '40s into the '50s, racing midgets and stock cars.  He traveled the upper Midwest and was proud to hold several track records and is still recognized on the wall of fame in Sun Prairie.

He was a longtime and faithful member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, where on November 4, 1950, he was united in marriage to Irene R. Mansell.  Carl retired from Svendsen Brothers Construction after thirty years of employment  and then worked for Crispell Snyder Inc as an inspector for ten years.    Above all, Carl was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather who treasured time with his family.  He will be deeply missed.

Survivors include his loving wife of sixty-three years, Irene; his children, Ron Hunter, Peggy (Rob) Zurawski, Jeffrey Hunter; his grandchildren, Alex and Stacey; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Bill; and sister, AnnaRose.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, January 3, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2201 Northwestern Ave., with Rev. Ricardo Martin officiating.  Interment will follow at Holy Family Cemetery, Caledonia.  Relatives and friends may meet with the family Friday at the church from 10 a.m. until time of Mass at 11 a.m.

A very special thank you to Hospice Alliance for their loving and compassionate care.

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