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Merrill Lloyd Hunter

July 8, 1956 ~ September 1, 2019 (age 63)

Merrill Lloyd Hunter, age 63, of Kendallville, died Sunday, September 1, 2019 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.  Merrill was born in Rockford, Ohio on July 8, 1956 to the late Myron Benjamin and Rachael Mary (Thornell) Hunter.  He graduated from Prairie Heights High School and spent many years working in the automotive robotics industry. His last place of employment was with Kraft Foods in Kendallville. He was an avid photographer, reader, poet, and high school basketball fan.  He enjoyed driving the country roads of northern Indiana, northern Ohio and southern Michigan visiting out-of-the-way places. What Merrill loved most, was spending quality time with his son, Bradley, his daughter-in-law, Dulce and their dog, Max.   

Survivors include:
Son, Bradley and Dulce Keller of Johnson City, Tennessee.
Sister, Ruby and Steve Teeple of Palmetto, Florida.
Sister, Bonita and Harold Burtner of Muncie, Indiana.
Brother, Stanley and Jean Hunter of Benton, Kentucky.
Brother, Lowell and Dona Hunter of Oliver Lake, Wolcottville, Indiana.
Sister-in-law, Nancy Hunter of LaGrange, Indiana.
Brother-in-law, Ken Anspach of Van Wert, Ohio.
15 nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Betty Anspach; brothers, Leslie Hunter and Rodney Hunter. 

Visitation will be held Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 11:00 – 2:00 PM at Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville.
Funeral services will also be held Saturday at 2:00 PM at Hite Funeral Home with Pastor David Mathews officiating.
Burial will take place at Lake Bethel Cemetery, LaGrange County.
Memorial donations may be made to the Noble County Humane Society.

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