Merlin D. Hunt - September 06, 2013

Merlin D. Hunt, 77, of Grand Island, formerly of Chapman, died at Hamilton Manor in Aurora on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 10:30 a.m. at the chapel of Solt Funeral Home in Central City with Rev. Doug McHargue officiating. Visitation will be Monday, Sept. 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial is in the Central City Cemetery.
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Merlin Daniel was born on Aug. 19, 1936, near Clarks to Arthur Everett and Winifred Mae (Trivelpiece) Hunt. He grew up in Merrick County and graduated from Central City High School in 1954. On Dec. 19, 1964, Merlin was united in marriage to Irene Krieger in Smith Center, Kan. They made their home in Chapman and Merlin was part owner of Grand Island Upholstery, he worked for Knight Brothers Construction for many years and then he went to work for the City of Grand Island until his retirement in 2007. Merlin and Irene moved to Grand Island in 2006.
Merlin was a member of the Platt Duetsche, the United Methodist Church, and was a volunteer fireman for the Chapman Fire Department for many years and served on the Rural Fire Board. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing cards, NASCAR racing and motorcycle riding. His greatest enjoyment came from the time he spent with his family and especially the time he spent with his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Irene, of Grand Island; his son Scott (Laurie) Hunt of Aurora; daughter Kim (Jay) Colledge of Lehi, Utah; three grandchildren, Dylan Hunt and Laremy and Malanda Colledge; three great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Sharon (Dan) Atkinson of Bassett; Maxine Krieger of Atkinson; and brothers-in-law, Johnny Krieger of Spencer; LaVern (Anita) Krieger, Don (Sandy) Krieger, and Ron (Lorain) Krieger, all of Bassett.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Gwenda in 1984; brother, Eugene Hunt; sister, Estalene Michalski; three nieces and two nephews; parents-in-law, John and Florence Krieger; and two brothers-in-law, Harold and Francis Krieger.

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