Mary Hunter

Posted February 6, 2013 at 12:51 pm


June 28, 1924 – Feb. 1, 2013

Mary Hunter, age 88, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 at Jones Regional Medical Center, Anamosa, following a brief illness.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Monticello, with interment in the Wyoming Cemetery. Pastor Darryl Larson officiated at the services.   Friends called from 4-7 p.m. Monday at Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello.  

Mary Louise Storm was born June 28, 1924 near Wyoming, Iowa.  She was the daughter of Elmer and Hazel Brutsman, Storm.  Mary graduated from the Wyoming High School in 1942.  She attended college in Cedar Rapids and later worked at Wilson Foods.  Mary Storm and Elmer Hunter were married May 13, 1944 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  The couple lived in Cedar Rapids, Wyoming and Olin before his death on Nov. 29, 1959.   Mary was employed at Collins Radio and Monticello Wood Products.  She also worked cleaning homes.  Mary had been a resident of Monticello since 1976.

  She was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church, and the Joyful Noise Choir.  She was baptized on Dec. 14, 1924 and confirmed her faith on May 7, 1939 at Zion Lutheran Church in Wyoming.

Surviving are seven children, Dean (Sue) Hunter, Marion, Marvin (Kim) Hunter, Martelle, Steve Hunter, North Liberty, Carol (Lloyd) Lorenzen, Center Junction, Ed Hunter, Waldorf, Minn., Karen Picray,  Monticello, Sharon (Mike) Boner, West Chester; 17 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ruth (Leland) Nowadzky, Cedar Rapids and Jean (Robert) Stinocher, Solon; two brothers, Albert (Margaret) Storm, Wyoming and Robert (Shirley) Storm, Cedar Rapids. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two sons, Gary and Galen; two granddaughters; and a grandson. 

Thoughts, memories and condolences may be left at In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Jones Regional Medical Center, or Camp Wyoming.