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Mr. Daniel E. Hunt

November 29, 1963 ~ July 24, 2018 (age 54)


Daniel E. Hunt, 54, of rural Galesburg, died unexpectedly in his sleep Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at home.

He was born November 29, 1963, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the son of Orville and Delores Viola (Arnold) Hunt.  He married Angela Rae Sims Rodgers on October 3, 2011 in Jamaica.

He is survived by his wife, Angie; a step-son, Jacob (Lynn) Rodgers of Columbus, Ohio; a step-daughter, Jasmine (Paul Kurutsides) Rodgers of Dubuque, Iowa; a brother, Stan (Diane) Hunt of Aledo; a sister, Kathy (Randy) Downard of Rio; his mother-in-law, Cathy Peterson of Oneida; brothers-in-law, Joe (Meleiah) Sims of Galesburg, Rick (Kimberly) Sims of Alpha, and Jamie (Jana) Sims of Knoxville; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents; his fathers-in-law, Joe Sims and Kenny Peterson; an infant brother; and two infant sisters.

Dan grew up in Rio, graduating from ROVA High School in 1981.  He had a lifelong involvement in the printing industry, working for various printing firms.  In 2007, he became the owner of the Rio Printing Company, a business that he was still operating.

Dan enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, playing ping pong, and spending time with his family and friends.  He was also an accomplished woodworker who made beautiful furniture.

Cremation was accorded.  Private family memorial services were held at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Services Galesburg Chapel.  Rev. Karna Peterson officiated. A celebration of life will begin at noon, Saturday, September 15, 2018 at Gimpy's on 150 in Rio.  Memorial contributions may be made to the family.  Online condolences may be made at

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Celebration of Life
September 15, 2018

12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Gimpy's on 150
Highway 150N
Rio, IL 61472

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