Charles (Chuck) Leroy Hunter, 88
Charles (Chuck) Leroy Hunter, 88, of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., passed away on April 1, 2023, after complications due to lung cancer.
Chuck was born on Sept. 15, 1934, and grew up in Orleans and Lancaster, Minn. During his school years in Lancaster, he was active in sports, yearbook, FFA and other activities. He graduated from Lancaster High School in 1952 and then attended NDSU in Fargo, N.D. to study Engineering. He took two years off from college to join the Army, stationed in Germany. He returned to NDSU, completed his Mechanical Engineering degree in 1958 and moved to Seattle, Wash., to work for The Boeing Company.
Chuck’s 37-year career at Boeing took him to multiple locations including Washington, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, California, Louisiana, Delaware, and Saudi Arabia until his retirement in 1995. Wherever he lived, he always came back to Kittson County to visit family and friends.
Chuck met Marie Brattensborg during his last year at NDSU, were married in 1959 for 55 years before her passing in 2014. They raised three children and have four grandchildren. After Chuck’s retirement, they “settled down” in Lake Havasu, where they loved to host family, relatives and friends at his Hunter Resort.
Chuck was a wonderful, devoted father and husband. He supported his family throughout the many accomplishments and difficulties of their lives. He found his most joy when around family and friends, hosting, and bringing people together. His smile, laugh, joking nature and generous heart is what we will miss the most in our lives.
Chuck is survived by his son, Roger Hunter, daughters Joan Hunter (Jorgan Light) and Patty Kindsvater, as well as four grandchildren (Brett and Kurt Kindsvater, Lars and Annika Light) from Washington.
Chuck was preceded in death by his parents, Dorothy and John Hunter, brother, John Leslie Hunter, and son-in-law Kent Kindsvater.
Visitation will be held Thursday, April 13, 6-8 p.m., at Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home in Lake Havasu. A funeral mass and reception will be held Friday, April 14, 12 p.m., at Our Lady of the Lake Roman Catholic Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Chuck’s name to the Community of Lancaster Education Group (COLEG) college scholarship at COLEG, PO Box 74, Lancaster MN 56735, or Desert Hills Fire Station #1, 3983 London Bridge Rd. Lake Havasu City, AZ 86404.
Thoughts and condolences may be sent to Chuck’s family at www. lietz-frazefuneralhome.com.