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Gary Hunt

June 24, 1946 — August 29, 2019

Gary L. Hunt, 73, of Erie, Illinois, formerly of Bettendorf, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf.

Funeral Services & Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Bettendorf.  Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday at McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home in Bettendorf.  A Rosary will be recited at 4:00 p.m. and a Vigil Service at 6:30 p.m.  Burial will follow at Pine Hill Cemetery in Davenport.  Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation.

Gary was born June 24, 1946 in Ft. Madison, Iowa, the son of Vincent & Betty Jo (Shane) Hunt.  He was educated at Lourdes School, Assumption High School and St. Ambrose University.  Gary was united in marriage to Linda Quinn in Ottawa, Illinois in August of 1968.  He later was united in marriage to Cheryl L. (McCool) Packer on June 20, 2008.

Gary had been a car salesman and later drove for the Block and Builders Cement Company.

Gary was a loving father, husband and grandfather.  He loved to sit on the deck and look out over his fields and yard, watching and listening to the birds.  A Chicago Cubs fan, he also enjoyed the Chicago Bears and NASCAR.  Gary also collected antique clocks and toy trains.

Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Cheryl; his daughter, Heather Hunt of Boulder Creek, California; his step-children, Mark (Tiffanie) Packer and Angela (Chad) Jacobs, all of Erie; one granddaughter; two step-grandsons; two step-granddaughters; four step-great-granddaughters; one step-great grandson; his brothers, Wayne (Judy) Hunt of Palm Desert, California, Bruce (Amy) Hunt of Coal Valley, Illinois, Dean (Lisa) Hunt of Mountain Ranch, California; and his sister, Donna Hunt-Dusse of La Honda, California.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents; and his daughter, Natalie.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Tuesday, September 3, 2019

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home

644 River Dr, Bettendorf, IA 52722

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Mass of Christian Burial

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Starts at 11:30 am (Central time)

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church

1506 Brown St, Bettendorf, IA 52722

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