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William "Don" Donald Hunt

US Veteran

Sep. 8, 1939 - Feb. 7, 2020

Edgar, NE resident William “Don” Donald Hunt, 80, passed away Friday, February 7, 2020, at the Sutton Community Home in Sutton, NE.

In honoring his wish to be cremated there will not be any services at this time.

Memorial contributions may be directed to La Pietra School or the Hawaii School for Girls, C/O Nancy Hunt, 703 N. Parkview Circle, Edgar, NE 68935.

Don was born September 8, 1939, to William Silas and Dorothy Marie (Anderson) Hunt in Greeley, CO. He received his education in Denver, Co and furthered his education at Colorado State University. On April 8, 1968, he married Nancy Graham in Honolulu, HI. He was the owner of Hunts’ Laundromatics in Honolulu, HI.

Don was an avid football fan. He graduated from East High School in Denver, CO where he was selected an All-City lineman. He ran the Honolulu Marathon in the late 1970s and coached and refereed AYSO and HYSA soccer for many years in Honolulu. Don also enjoyed supporting the music department of La Pietra School.

Don was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity at Colorado State University. The Waikiki Rotary Club and the Edgar, Ne Lions Club. He enjoyed fishing, dancing, bridge and beach camping.

He is survived by his wife Nancy (Graham) Hunt of Edgar, NE; son, Jeffrey D. and wife Kimberly Davenport Hunt of Hauula, HI; daughter, Amy (Hunt) and husband Luke Ellestad of South Haven, MN; grandchildren, Hunter Hicks-Ellestad, Weston Ellestad and Jaxon Hunt; brothers, David and wife JoAnn Hunt of Centennial, CO; Robert and wife Deborah Hunt of Murfreesboro, TN; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Don was preceded in death by his parents, William S. and Dorothy Hunt.

Don’s dry wit, wisdom, integrity, and his devotion to his family and friends will be greatly missed. He was much loved.


Feb. 13, 2020
Nancy Chenell

Don was a smart and witty friend ❤️. He faced his troubles with bravery and Grace and I certainly loved and respected both he and DEAR Nancy. I was lucky to know him and he will be missed. God Speed Don. God bless the family 🙏

Feb. 12, 2020
Marilyn Campbell
Former employee of SCH

Very sad to hear about Don. Such a brillant man and wonderful conversations. May he rest in peaceN3

Feb. 12, 2020
Shirley and Jerry Horst

Dear Hunt family, we just want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this time of deep sorrow! Our lives were blessed by the fun times we had with Don.

Feb. 11, 2020
Martha Wacker

May your memories comfort you and God's Grace be with you. Don blessed us all with his friendship. I have special memories of us all singing together in your home. Heaven has gained one more of the Edgar's You ain't heard nothing yet singers.

Feb. 11, 2020
cindy rieger

So sorry to hear about Don passing. remember haven him as a resident in Edgar nurseing home, such a joy to work with and was fun to pass time with. Blessing to the family during this time of loss, may God help you through this time.

Feb. 11, 2020
Laurie wessels

I just heard the news... I loved Don..he was such a great guy and his wit was unmatched. Hugs to you Nancy and family.

Feb. 9, 2020
Mike and Meg Tolle

We are very sorry to hear about Don. He was a nice guy and we enjoyed having him for a neighbor. Thinking of you, Nancy, and family with sympathy.

Feb. 9, 2020
Huldah Sullivan

I'm very sorry for your loss. Prayers for peace and comfort during this time of loss.

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