Kenneth Hunt, 89, of Lacey, died Friday, Oct. 25, 2019. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 30, at 10:30 a.m. in the Bates Funeral Chapel in Oskaloosa with Rev. Jon Nelson officiating. Burial was in the Forest Cemetery, Oskaloosa.
Kenneth was born Jan. 8, 1930, in Lower Grove to George and Wilma Beckman Hunt. He attended school at Lacey and New Sharon. He was united in marriage to Darlene Newell on July 27, 1950, in the Christian Church by Rev. Dwight Walker. Darlene passed away July 29, 2008. Seven children were born to this marriage.
Kenneth enjoyed camping and the outdoors. Kenneth and Darlene enjoyed the Iowa State Fair where they camped the whole fair since 1960. They spent their winters in Texas.
Kenneth started his work career as a mechanic. Then he worked at Iowa Valve and Drive-In Theater for several years. He then worked as a carpenter, eventually beginning his own business. He became a rural mail carrier with the United States Postal Service, retiring from the Sully rural route in December 1988.
Kenneth’s family includes three sons, Randy (Debbie) Hunt, Roy Hunt, and Max (Mary) Hunt; two daughters, Karen Johnson, and Linda (Rick) Mattix; many, many grandchildren and great-grand-children. He was preceded in death by his wife, Darlene; his parents; a daughter, Kathy Rozendaal; a son, Kenny Hunt; and a grandson, Joshua Hunt.