Harold S. Hunt

April 24, 1926 – Nov. 10, 2010

Harold S. Hunt of Waukesha, formerly of Madison, died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010, at Merrill Hills Manor at the age of 84. He was born April 24, 1926, in Santa Monica, Calif., the son of Sylvester and Irona (Wright) Hunt.

Harold attended Hollywood University High School in Santa Monica and then joined the Army Air Corps. On Aug. 22, 1946, he married Mertice Cox in Salt Lake City, Utah. Harold and Mertice then moved to Madison to be closer to her family. He was the owner of Hunt Masonry, was a member of the Eastside Businessmen’s Club and the American Legion in Madison. He and Mertice were active in a long-standing card club where they remained lifetime friends with the other couples. In their retirement, they enjoyed RV’ing, traveling and being snowbirds in Florida during the winter months.

Harold loved eating out, enjoyed a good meal and was a patron of Madison’s Red Lobster and Denny’s.

 He will be sadly missed by his daughter, Susan (Stephen) Kerkhof of Waukesha, and granddaughters, Sarah (Robert) Schmadl of Cudahy and Stephanie (Sgt. Matthew) Riegel of Elkhorn. He is further survived by other relatives and friends, including his granddogs, Ginger and Winston.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mertice Hunt, on Jan. 31, 2009; an infant sister, Alma Marie Hunt; and sister, Mildred (the late Irvin) Hunt Wolford.

A private family service will be held.

The family would like to thank Dr. Edith Burns and the Red Team at Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, the staff at Waukesha Memorial Hospital, Merrill Hills Manor and Ascera Care.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com to leave an online tribute.