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Richard F. Hunter, age 85, of Cedar Springs, Michigan passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family in Sun Lakes, Arizona on June 3rd, 2022. He was born on April 16th, 1937 to Florn and Doris Hunter. After surviving a heart attack and pancreatic cancer, he finally succumbed to Parkinson’s disease. He was a true fighter to the end. He graduated from Cedar Springs High School, where he lettered in four sports, and then received a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from Ferris State University. He worked construction to help pay his way through college, even building his family’s eventual home in Ionia, Michigan. He served in the National Guard. He had a long career as a pharmacist, including a stint at the Veterinary Clinic at Michigan State University, making him the only veterinary pharmacist in the state at that time. He was a devoted Michigan State Spartans fan, which showed through as he and his son Kam analyzed every play and every player of the MSU sporting event on TV. His passions for sports and family also shined through his eyes, coaching his grandchildren on the courts of basketball. Additionally, the spark for building and fixing up houses was reflected in the many home improvement projects and fixer uppers that he acquired in his early days of construction. These tools have now been passed down to his children and will live forever in their homes. He married his high school sweetheart Sally Wilkins in 1958, whom he loved more than life, and who survives him. He is also survived by his brother, Marty and wife Jeanne; son, Kam and wife Susan; daughter, Kyi and wife Angel; daughter-in-law, Trina, and grandchildren, Britney, Dwight, Jakob, and Samantha. He was predeceased by his brother, Bob; sister, Ruth, and son, Kne. Anyone wishing to make a contribution in remembrance of our beloved Richard may send a contribution to White Rose Hospice, 4131 North 24th Street, Suite A116, Phoenix, AZ, 85016

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