Obituary for Dorothy “Dottie” Hunter

Dorothy Hunter, 70, of Weeki Wachee, FL, formerly of Northfield, MN, died Wednesday, November 20, 2019, in Oakhill Hospital, Brooksville, FL. Born and raised in Elmhurst IL, Dottie attended Immanuel Lutheran School and York Senior High. She also attended Elmhurst College and College of DuPage in IL, with main studies in early childhood development. While young and single Dottie loved and wanted to travel so she set her sight on being a stewardess and worked for Braniff Airlines based out of Dallas. In those earlier days the airlines would not let you be a stewardess if you were married so […]

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Dorothy Hunter, 70, of Weeki Wachee, FL, formerly of Northfield, MN, died Wednesday, November 20, 2019, in Oakhill Hospital, Brooksville, FL.

Born and raised in Elmhurst IL, Dottie attended Immanuel Lutheran School and York Senior High. She also attended Elmhurst College and College of DuPage in IL, with main studies in early childhood development.

While young and single Dottie loved and wanted to travel so she set her sight on being a stewardess and worked for Braniff Airlines based out of Dallas. In those earlier days the airlines would not let you be a stewardess if you were married so she gave up that career to marry Ed Hunter and lived in Addison IL in 1969. With her two boys still in grade school, she ended up divorcing Ed and moved to MN to be closer to her mother and sisters; Ed moved to Utah. She continued college on and off and worked for Blue Cross Blue Shield of MN, and Hazelden Foundation in Chaska as a chemical dependent counselor.

After 20 years of being divorced, Dottie remarried Ed Hunter in Las Vegas and relocated him from Utah to MN. With her love for travel she soon started working for Northwest Airlines as a reservationist. She took a transfer for a while and they moved to Tampa. Missing family they moved back to MN and then again to Tampa FL. She then started work for Walt Disney World. Back to MN they came because of missing family again. After her husband died, she continued to live in MN for a couple of years and then her final decision to retire in the Tampa FL area was made.

Dorothy is survived by her sons, Edward (Trina) and Ian (Katie); grandchildren, Adam, Taelor, and Kaela; sisters, Dayna (David Johnson) Bell and Kimberly (Mike) Roth; half-brother, Robert (Aida) Bell; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Edward (2013); parents, Harley and Dorothy (Hjelm) Bell; stillborn son, Clinton; and nephew, Robert Bell.

Dottie’s memorial service will be at 1:30 PM, Friday, December 13, 2019, at Benson and Langehough Funeral Home, Northfield. Visitation will be one-hour prior. Interment will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, MN.

Arrangements are with Benson and Langehough Funeral Home.

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Funeral

December 13, 2019 - 1:30 PM


Visitation One Hour Before Service
Benson & Langehough Funeral Home
201 East 4th Street Northfield, 55057 Get Directions

Burial

Burial

Fort Snelling National Cemetery
7601 34th Ave S Minneapolis, 55450 Get Directions

1 Comment

  1. Gloria Leonard

    Good by to a gracious lady. You will be missed.
    And thank you for taking such good care of my brother.

    Reply

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