Natalie Hunt

November 29, 2018

obit Hunt Natalie newMay 29, 1929 – Nov. 22, 2018

Natalie Kate (Muel­ler) Hunt, age 89 of Blue Earth, went to be with her Lord on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 22. Fu­neral service will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28 at Bloomington Lutheran Church, 9350 Portland Ave. S., Bloomington, with Pastor Scott Spaulding of­ficiating. Burial will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.
Natalie was born In Witoka (near Winona), on May 29, 1929, the 10th of 11 children born to Adolph and Kate Mueller. She grew up on the fam­ily farm and graduated from Winona High School, then attended Dr. Mar­tin Luther College in New Ulm. In 1949 she moved to San Diego, California, where she met a U.S. Navy submarine sailor, Charles “Chuck” Hunt. They mar­ried in March 1950.
Chuck and Natalie were blessed with four sons— Charles (Chuck), Randall (Randy), William (Bill) and Timothy (Tim). Natalie was often a “single mom,” as her husband went on six-month-long sea duties during their marriage. The family lived in the San Di­ego area until 1964 when they moved to Denver, then Aurora, Colorado, where her husband was a Navy recruiter. In 1968, the fam­ily moved back to Natalie’s home state of Minnesota, where they made their home in Bloomington.
Natalie worked for the Owens Corporation as an office manager. She then became co-owner of Vinyl Sash Windows and Great Lake Products with her husband and son Bill. They retired in 1991 and moved to their lake home on Lake Volney near Le Center. Af­ter her husband’s death in 1992, Natalie eventually moved to Brillion, Wiscon­sin in 1999, to be near her son Tim and family.
In 2014, Natalie moved to Blue Earth, where she was first a resident of Southview Estates, then Friendship Court, and fi­nally Moonlight Lane, all at St. Luke’s Lutheran Care Center.
Natalie was always very active in all the different Lutheran churches she was a member of over her years. She was also active in politics, and worked on several campaigns, includ­ing for Sen. Dave Duren­berger. But, most impor­tant to her was her family, all who will miss her very much.
Natalie is survived by her sons: Chuck (Pam) of Blue Earth and their chil­dren Nate (Sue) Hunt, Nick (Karmen) Hunt and Katy (Wade) Volk; Randy (Shir­ley) of Appleton, Wiscon­sin and their children Phil (Kelly) Hunt, Tom (Rachel) Hunt, Sonya (Nate) Krake and Cory (Amanda) Gras­sell; Bill of Clear Lake, Wisconsin and his chil­dren Valerie (Rob) New­man, Matt Hunt and Tyler Hunt; and the late Tim and his children Alex (Melissa) Hunt, Jenny Hunt, Em­ily Hunt and Carrie Hunt; two sisters, Dorothy Lau of Eau Claire, Wiscon­sin and Alice Klawiter of Winona; two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Mueller and Mary Mueller of Winona; 21 great-grandchildren; many nephews and nieces; and countless friends from across the country.
She was preceded in death by her husband Chuck; her parents Adolph and Kate; her parents-in-law Richard and Carrie Hunt; her brothers David, Pete, Alfred, Marvin, Rob­ert and Herbert; her sis­ters Lula and Clara; and her beloved son Tim.