Helen Maxine Hunt

Dates

March 31, 1921 - June 30, 2016

Obituary

Helen Maxine Eberhard was born on March 31, 1921 in Ottumwa, IA to Harold Phillip and Helen Madeline (Johnson) Eberhard.  She grew up in Ottumwa until the family moved to Mitchell in 1936.  Helen graduated from Mitchell High School at 16 years old and then attended Mitchell Business College for a year.  She went to work at Mizel Motor Company and then the Mitchell National Bank where she worked until her marriage.

In 1943, Helen met Myron “Mike” K. Hunt while he was stationed with the US Army Air Corp at the Mitchell Municipal Airport.  They were married on January 1, 1946 when he returned from Europe at the end of WW II.

Helen loved to spend time with family, playing cards and board games with friends.  She was a member of the VFW Women’s Auxiliary and Eastern Star. She attended Mitchell Wesleyan Church and volunteered to play piano for church services at Firesteel Healthcare Center for seventeen years.

Helen is survived by two daughters:  Kathleen (Gary) Lambert of Mitchell and Shelley (Bill) Smith of Ray City GA; two sisters:  Jeanne Maxwell of Destin FL and Marcene Usher of Mitchell; two sisters-in-law:  Bonnie Eberhard Orr of Mitchell and Evelyn Ragains of California; seven grandchildren, six great-grandsons and many much loved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Helen is preceded in death by her husband, Mike in 2012; her parents; her in-laws, William and Bernice Hunt; her brother, Harold W. Eberhard and three brothers-in-law:  John Maxwell, Louis Ragains and Robert Usher. 

 


Visitation(s)

Date
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Time
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota

Service

Date
Thursday, July 7, 2016
Time
11:00 AM
Location
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota

Cemetery

Servicemen's Memorial Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota


Posted by Glenice Ford on July 6, 2016
So sorry to hear about your Mother. So glad that I was able to meet both your Mom and Dad. they raised to beautiful daughters. I was surprised to read Helen's obituary and see that both our mothers attended business college and played the piano. They had a lot in common. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.








Shelley and Katy and family,
So sorry to hear about your Mother. Glad that I was able to meet both your Mom and Dad. They were very special people and raised 2 beautiful daughters. I was surprised to read Helen's obituary and find that both our mom's went to business college and played the piano. They had a lot in common. Sending my thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Posted by Jan Poppenga on July 6, 2016
My Mother, Ida DeNeui Poppenga of Lennox, SD was a classmate of Helen's at Mitchell Business College and they kept in touch until my Mother's passing in 2012. My sympathy to her family.
Posted by Pat (Pooley) Weidenbach on July 5, 2016
Kathy & family--Sorry to hear about your mom. Our thoughts & prayers are with you and your family. I have many great memories of your parents and you. Pat & Lonnie
Posted by John Wegehaupt on July 1, 2016
Kathy and Gary i am sorry to hear of Helen's passing you have my sympathy
Posted by Jenna Doorn on July 1, 2016
Thoughts and prayers to all of you going through this difficult time.
Posted by Jackie Christiansen on July 1, 2016
My deepest sympathy to the family
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