Memorial services were held Thursday, May 11, 2017 at Boulger Funeral Home and at the Celebration of Life Center, Fargo, for Hattie Knotek Hunter, 100, Fargo and formerly of Milton, who died Monday, May 8, 2017 at Rosewood on Broadway.
The graveside service was Friday, May 12, 2017 at the Milton Memorial Cemetery in Milton.
Hattie was born in Pisek on October 11, 1916 to Alois and Anna (Capouch) Knotek. She attended school in Lankin and Pisek, graduating from high school in 1932. She later went to work in the Milton area where she met Charles Wesley Hunter. They were married October 30, 1935. Charlie and her farmed in Milton, spent some time in California and moved to Washington State in 1950. They lived there until 1956 when they returned to Milton to farm. After retiring from farming they co-owned, with their son Chuck and his wife, the Hunter’s Furniture and Hardware Store from 1973 to 1978. She was a member of the Milton Presbyterian church, and the Milton Legion Auxiliary. She was also active in Milton Hilltoppers Senior Citizens Club. She was very social, loved playing cards, and was a loving mother of seven children, and a grandmother, great and great-great-grandmother. Her home was always open to friends and family and she provided a temporary home for many years to the directors of the Missoula Children’s Theater. She also provided a home for Maki Hota while she was a teacher with an exchange program in 1997-1998. Anyone who experienced her hospitality knew what it was to feel completely at home in someone else’s home. She never failed to find the good in everyone she met.
Hattie is survived by her daughters; Charlotte Soli, Langdon; Judith Gustafson, Fargo; Luanne (Gerald) Hipsher, Paris, KY; and sons; Charles (Linda) Burnsville, Minn. and Robert (Arlene) Dilworth, Minn. She is also survived by 20 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; daughter, Kathleen Sundlie; daughter, Mary (Frank) Ingulsrud; one granddaughter; one great-granddaughter; one daughter-in-law; and five sons-in-law.
Memorials preferred to Hospice of the Red River Valley or the Milton Cemetery Association.
Arrangements entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home. To sign the online guestbook, please visit www.boulgerfuneralhome.com.