Robert Hunter

Obituary of Robert Hunter

Bedford – Robert M. Hunter, 93, of Bedford, passed away on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at Garden Villa.

Born January 17, 1925 in Heltonville, he was the son of Lawrence and Ona (Speer) Hunter. Robert graduated from Shawswick High School in 1944. He married Bernadine Mitchner on April 12, 1945, and she preceded him in death. They were married sixty-eight years. Robert was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in WW II in the Philippines. He was a life-long farmer and worked many years in the limestone industry where he was a stone estimator. He also worked in the hardwood business. Robert was a member of the Mundell Christian Church where he retired as a deacon and served many years as treasurer and board chairman/member. He was a member of the Bedford Masonic Lodge #14 F & AM.

Survivors include three children, Debora Bateman and husband, Donald James “Jim”, of Loogootee, Tammi Hooten and husband, Stephen, and Jon Hunter, all of Bedford; grandchildren, Scott Taylor, of Bloomington, Brian Taylor, and wife, Jessica, of Warsaw, Lisa Taylor and partner, Leia Fanelli, of Phoenix, AZ, Kevin Hooten, of Bloomington, Kyle Hooten and wife, Jessica, Klint Hooten and Katelyn Hooten, all of Bedford, Jessica Smith and husband, Eric, of Rossville, IL, Joni Jacobo and husband, Harrison, of Bargersville, Jeni Beasley and husband, James, of Mitchell; twelve great grandchildren. Robert was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, Cecelia Pearl Myers, Esther Almond and Ruth Whitted and a brother, Hubert Hunter.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Friday, January 26th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor John Wisley officiating. Burial will follow in the Mundell Christian Church Cemetery where military rites will be accorded by members of Gillen Post#33 American Legion. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, January 25th at the Day & Carter Mortuary with a masonic service conducted at 7:00 pm. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.