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Donald "Mick" Hunter, 78

Donald "Mick" Hunter, 78, went to meet his Heavenly Father March 31, on opening day for the Milwaukee Brewers. A team he dearly loved.

Mick spent many years as a catcher for the Bay City Bombers and he was a lifelong Brewers, Badgers and Packers fan. Mick was a member of Saint James the Greater Catholic Church in Eau Claire, Wis., and the American Legion Post 357 in Bay City, Wis.

Mick was born to Martha and Sam Hunter of Hager City, Wis., on July 25, 1935. He graduated from Ellsworth High School in 1952, served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in 1957. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from UW-River Falls in 1960. He received a Master of Social Work from the University of Michigan in 1971. He retired after 35 years as a social worker for the State of Wisconsin.

Mick enjoyed reading and traveling. He loved Wisconsin. He fished the rivers and streams and hunted the hills and valleys.

Mick was a kind and wonderful man who loved everyone. He loved his family dearly and took great pride in his nieces and nephews.

Mick is survived by his son, Michael (Gail) Hunter; his sisters Faye Earney, and Marilyn (Don) Earney; nieces and nephews, Bonnie Olson, Patti Goulette, Steve (Amy) Earney, Kip (Cathy) Earney, Bob (Carla) Earney, Terry (Jerry) Marcks, Sue (Steve) Roffler, Joe (Mary) Earney, and Jim (Julie) Earney; and two grandchildren, Sam and Shea Hunter; and other relatives and friends.

A celebration of his life will be held starting at 2 p.m. Saturday April 12, at the American Legion Hall on Main St. in Bay City, Wis.

There will be a private family burial service at Bay City Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Eau Claire County Humane Association.

Chippewa Valley Cremation Services is serving Mick's family.

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