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Pastor Earl Hunter, 99, World War II Vet, RIP

Earl Hunter on Memorial Day 2012. (Photo: Kerri Thoreson)

On her Facebook page, Kerri Thoreson posts: "Another member of The Greatest Generation of WWII has left this life. Rev. Earl Hunter was such a good man who inspired many in his 99 years on this earth. I enjoyed seeing him honoring veterans and took this photo on Memorial Day in 2012. Peace to his family." To which Earl's daughter-in-law Corinna Hunter responds: "Thank you for the tribute for the Hero that he was to people around the world and in our community. Earl is now with his wife Mabel; they were married 72 years. She would have turned 100 on April 11th this year, but she passed away Dec 5th 2012." Earl & Mabel Hunter lived across the street from Mrs. O and me for decades, until Mabel died and a short time later Earl moved to Bestland Assisted Living. He was a World War II veteran and active in local veterans organizations. Indeed, he was a good man who will be missed.

Question: Are there any World War II veterans remaining in your family?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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