Jerry Dean Hunter, 50 of Howard City, passed away Thursday, November 29, 2012 after a long battle with leukemia. Jerry Dean was born June 3, 1962 in Grand Rapids, Michigan the son of Jerry L. and Caroline (Nelson) Hunter. He was a master mechanic and had a great passion for taking motors apart since he was old enough to know how to use pliers and a screwdriver. He had a love of cars, racing and mud runs. He was a member of Resurrection Life Church in Rockford. Surviving are his daughters, Caylyn Hunter, Trisha Peuler, Susan Rathbun all of Howard City; grandchildren, Courtney, Cameron, Dominic, Gracie, and Easton; mother, Caroline (Dave) Bartlette of Cedar Springs; siblings, J. Vincent (Tamara) Hunter, Lezlie (Doug) Price, 1st Sgt. Brice Bartlette. He was preceded in death by his father, Jerry L. Hunter; brother, Jeffrey A. Hunter; grandparents, Les and Leona Hunter, William and Mildred Nelson. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association or the family. Arrangements by Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs.