Norman Thomas Hunt
DeForest-Norman Thomas Hunt died quietly at Agrace Hospice on Thursday afternoon, June 26, 2014, with family close at his side. He said his goodbyes over the last weeks with the special grace and humor that had been typically his all across his long illness.
Born December 16, 1944, in Westfield, PA, he was the fourth child of George Wilbur and Mary Jean (Davies) Hunt. Norm graduated from Northern Potter Joint High School in 1962. He was a proud 32 degree Mason through the Coudersport PA Consistory, as of June 9, 2001. He married Margaret Ann Draper on Sept 30, 1998, at the Court House in Ellicott City, Maryland. The couple moved to Madison in 2005 where Norm created lasting friendships with the 3850 Ham Radio community as he enjoyed his retirement and watched his two youngest granddaughters grow up.
Two sons and two daughters thank him for everything he was and for everything he expects of them moving forward: Kevin Thomas (Woburn, MA); Crystal Deneen Shaffer and Cheryl Lynne Nale (both of Red Lion, PA); and Evan Thomas (DeForest, WI). These children survive him along with wife, Maggi, and three siblings, David (Pat) Hunt, Paul (Sarah) Hunt, and Karen Keenan (Mike Bernd). He is also survived by ten grandchildren, Brian, April, Travis, sons and daughter of Kevin; TJ and Zach Shaffer, sons of Crystal; Gracie, Nate and Gabe Nale, sons and daughter of Cheryl; and Scarlet and Abigail, daughters of Evan.
He also is survived by daughters-in-law, Karen Kozachuk Hunt and Danielle Lackey Hunt, sons-in-law, Stacey Jay Shaffer and David Wayne Nale, his aunt, Winifred Hunt Seamans (PA), and Doreen M Foster Hunt (PA), mother of Kevin, Crystal and Cheryl.
A gathering of friends is welcome at Norm and Margaret’s home between noon and 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 19, 2014. The family invites friends to visit, reminisce and share a good story together.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to American Family Children’s Hospital or the Dane County Humane Society in Norm’s memory.
I do not need a special day to bring you to my mind. The days I do not think of you are very hard to find. Each morning when I awake, I know that you are gone. And no one knows the heartache as I try to carry on. My heart still aches with sadness and secret tears still flow. What it meant to lose you no one will ever know. My thoughts are always with you, your place no one can fill. In life, I loved you dearly; in death, I love you still.
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