Cecil M. Hunt, 84 Oct. 25, 1930 -- June 26, 2015
Cecil M. Hunt, Cedarburg, died in his home surrounded by his family on Friday, June 26, 2015. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; four children, Jeffrey (Chris) of Germantown, Greg of Madison, Kathy Gendason of Tampa, Fla., and Kristine Ehrmann of Grafton; eight grandchildren, Jennifer, Stephanie, Tiffany, Taylor, Allie, Thomas, Joey and Johnny; and six great-grandchildren. He is further survived by two brothers, Lee (Marge) Hunt of Iowa and Don (Debbie) Hunt of Missouri; and two sisters, Darlene Teague and Doris (Bob) Brumback of Iowa.
Cecil was born in Carroll, Iowa, on Oct. 25, 1930, and lived there until he graduated and enlisted in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict. After the service, he attended Iowa State University, majoring in agricultural journalism. His career took off in Milwaukee, where he spent his time with three Milwaukee advertising agencies, specializing in client services. He was part owner and vice president of Ken Schmidt Advertising, now Nelson Schmidt Marketing, Milwaukee.
In 1990, Cecil founded his own company, Hunt Marketing, developing direct marketing programs, business-to-business for consumer companies. A few of his clients included GE Medical modalities, 3M, Falk, West Bend Company and Kohler. The agency was located in Mequon. In 10 years he sold the agency to a division of Monster.com, continuing with them for an additional two years. Then Concordia University Wisconsin asked him to come on board and establish a CUW marketing department. In seven years, he accomplished that goal. Then, it was time to retire.
In his retirement, he and his wife enjoyed traveling the world, from China to New Zealand, Europe, Russia and Turkey. He loved roses and raised those in his garden. In addition, he volunteered as a docent at the Cedarburg General Store, the Ozaukee County Historical Society Pioneer Village, Ozaukee Economic Committee, his church and for the Cedarburg Cultural Center. His favorite spot was having a cup of coffee at the Cedarburg Coffee Roastery every day.
The viewing will be on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., followed by a 1 p.m. service at First Immanuel Lutheran Church, W67 N622 Evergreen Blvd., in Cedarburg. A private burial for the family only will be held at Immanuel Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, Cecil requests donations be given to the Guardian Angel Fund, which provides scholarships for children who may wish to experience a Christian education at First Immanuel Church in Cedarburg.
For online condolences, please visit www.muellerfuneralhome.com. Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory in Cedarburg is assisting the family.