Howard August Hunter, 91, of Deer Lodge, passed away on November 16, 2023 surrounded by his family.
Howard was born February 29, 1932 to Clarence & Margarete Hunter, on the family farm, close to Peever, South Dakota. He Joined his brother William, Albert and later Eddie.
Howard, beloved father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather is survived by sons, Rick (Laurie), Dallas (Maggie), Dan (Linda), Marty (Lisa); daughter, Roxanne (Tony), 9 Grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, and his faithful dog: Punkin.
Upon leaving High School in Peever, South Dakota, Howard was drafted into the Army to fight in the Korean War.
After leaving the Military, Howard went home to marry the love of his life, Shirley Ruth Nerison. They were married November 30, 1954. They were together 62 years, before Shirley’s passing.
Howard worked for the railroad in South Dakota before moving to Deer Lodge, where he began logging for a living. Howard went into business with his oldest son, Rick, forming Hunter Logging until his retirement in 1993.
Howard enjoyed camping and fishing, riding his 4-wheeler, going to the stock car races to watch his sons and grandsons win. Watching old western on TV and spoiling his dog, Punkin.
A graveside service will take place at 11 am on 11/25/23 at Hillcrest Cemetery. A luncheon will follow at the Elks Lodge in Deer Lodge.