Gerald P Hunter

1950-10-29 - 2022-11-14

Funeral Home: Crete Funeral Home 1182 Main Street Crete IL (Map-it)

Visitation: Memorial Saturday, November 26 from 9AM until service 12 Noon

Service Date: 2022-11-26

Service Time: 12 Noon

Info: 708-672-7600

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Gerald P. Hunter age 72 of Crete, Illinois passed away peacefully on November 14, 2022.  Beloved wife of Ellen (nee Lynch); loving father of Laura (Gary) Noll, Amy (Gregory) Fischl and Ryan Hunter.  Beautiful grandfather of Morgan (Jon) Wright, Eric, Sean and Cody Fischl.  Dear brother to Sharon (late Robert) Schaafsma, Jeffrey Hunter, the late Larry Hunter and the late Robert (Linda) Hunter.  Cherished  Uncle to several nieces and nephews.  Gerald loved drag racing for Joliet Raceway 66, playing pool, fishing and bowling. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Hospice of Calumet.

Memorial visitation on Saturday, November 26th from 9:00 A.M. until time of Memorial Service 12 Noon at the Crete Funeral Home, 1182 Main Street, Crete, Illinois.   Info: (708) 672-7600.



  1. James (Kimo) Kasper- It Takes a Thief Racing on November 16, 2022 at 2:20 pm
    Gerry will truly be missed, my condolences to the Hunter family. Loved racing and talking with you. We always celebrated a good day of racing win or loose. God Bless I’ll always remember your laugh and smile.

  2. Donna Gonzalez on November 17, 2022 at 2:22 pm
    A deep loss for your family. Cherish all your amazing memories and we will be praying for you all.
    Michael & Donna Gonzalez

  3. Donald Mucker on November 18, 2022 at 12:29 pm
    Gerry and I worked at UPS on and off for many years. We had a lot of good times. Gerry was the one who did the research on retirement and showed me the figures I could clear when I retired. I was not even thinking about retiring but out the door I headed thanks to Gerry. Gerry retired shortly after me and we remained friends and racing buddies. The great times we had at Route 66 with Gerry, Ellen, Bob, Kim and John and my family. Memories forever. Gerry was more adventerous at racing than I was. He would go to Kalamazoo, Indiana, Cole County, IL and let’s not forget he went to the Division 3 Champion at Indianapolis several times.
    Memories will live on forever. Goodbye my friend you will always be remembered.

  4. Chrissy McEvilly on January 3, 2023 at 3:37 pm
    So very sorry Ellen and family. You are in our thoughts and prayers

  5. Margaret (Niechcielski) Villalobos on January 3, 2023 at 4:52 pm
    Ellen Hunter.and family
    So very sorry about your lose May your memories sustain you and give you peace.
    Marge Villalobos (Niechcielski) and Hector

  6. Margaret Villalobos on January 3, 2023 at 5:06 pm
    Ellen and Family
    So very sorry to hear about the passing of Jerry.
    May your memories sustain you and give you peace.
    Marge (Niechcielski) Villalobos

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