Bill Hunt, 49

William E. (Bill) Hunt, age 49, Mottville, passed away Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, at his home following a battle with cancer.

Bill was born in Mishawaka, Ind., on Aug. 6, 1962, a son of Thomas and Joyce (Giszewski) Hunt. He graduated from Jimtown High School.

On Jan. 17, 1997, he married Amy Jo Penninger in Elkhart. Bill worked as a store manager at Eagle Ready Mix in Goshen for 18 years and was a member of First Congregational United Church of Christ in Constantine. He was a former member of Boy Scout Troop #410 Constantine serving as Cub master. Bill enjoyed dirt biking, camping and being outdoors. Mostly Bill was a devoted and loving husband and father who cherished his children.

Surviving are his father, Thomas (Beverly) Hunt of Middlebury; wife Amy Jo Hunt, daughter Codi Lenae Hunt, son Tanner Thomas Hunt, all of Mottville; son Derek William Hunt of White Pigeon; sister Karen (Richard) Jones of White Pigeon; brother Timothy (Lynette) Hunt of Middlebury; mother in law Pam Penninger, Union; brother in law John Penninger Jr., Union; brother in law Robert Penninger, Afghanistan. He was preceded in death by his mother Joyce Hunt; and father in law John Penninger Sr.

Relatives and friends will be received Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Eley Funeral Home in Constantine. Religious services will be held at the Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Wednesday, with Pastor Marilyn Schlimgen officiating. Interment will be in the Mottville Township Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Three Rivers Hospice or First Congregational United Church of Christ. On line messages may be left for the family at www.eleyfuneralhomes.com.

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