Kenneth Robert Hunter, 58 of Big Rapids, MI passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, January 28, 2012 surrounded by several loved ones after a long fearless battle with lymphoma. Ken was born May 10, 1953 and was raised in Cedar Springs by his loving parents, Robert (deceased) and Rose (Wesche) Hunter with his brothers, Roger Hunter of Rockford, Jim (Sallie) Hunter of Caledonia and sister Robin (Dave) Hole of Greenville. He is survived by his loving wife, Paula Newland Hunter whom he married in 2005; children, Rochelle Hunter (Angie Hines), and Braden (Jessica) Hunter; stepchildren, Brenda Risley (Thad Kruger), Denny (Amanda) Magoon, and Kirk (Kristina) Magoon; brothers and sisters-in-law, Shirley Kruis, Marlan (Bonnie) Newland, Randal (Cheryl) Newland, Bryan (Susan) Newland and Karla (Bob) Roebuck; 12 beloved grandchildren, Quentin, Logan, Madison, Riley, Julia, Olivia, Donovan, Kyla, Kaiden, Shaylee, Evie, and Destiny, who couldn’t wait to come to Grandpa’s house where they enjoyed watching the great turkey flocks and crossing the bridge through the woods and playing in Cold Springs Creek. Several caring extended family members will also mourn his loss including many close nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and awesome lifetime friends. He will be deeply missed by all. Kenneth served proudly in the U.S. Air Force, was a member of the Rockford American Legion Merritt Lamb Post #102 for 25 years and enjoyed working at Hurst Mechanical until 2010, taking pride in his work as a mechanic. Ken was a very strong, brave, and loving man whose family, friends and his God meant everything to him. His earthly joys besides family and friends included riding his Harley, watching Nascar, golfing anywhere and anytime with his crew and listening to Classic Rock and Roll. Visitation was held on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs, to share his love and loss, and as he requested a “party” and to remember his life. At Ken’s request, cremation has taken place and there will be no funeral service. A luncheon was held between visitations on Wednesday at the American Legion Post, 80 Main St, Cedar Springs. Remembrances in lieu of flowers, the family is setting up a fund for educational expenses for Ken’s children and grandchildren. Arrangements by Bliss Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs.