Michael Hunter
1962 - 2020
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Michael Hunter

Clive - Michael (Mike) Hunter, 57, passed away at his home in Clive on June 25, 2020. He was born in Watertown, South Dakota on September 5, 1962, to Quentin Hunter and Leah McGuire Hunter.

Mike moved with his family to Des Moines and attended Holy Trinity and then Dowling Catholic High School, graduating in 1981. He received a Bachelor of Arts in English in 1985 from the University of Iowa. He continued his education at Drake University where he earned a J.D. in 1989. After two years as the assistant county attorney in Hardin County, he spent the next 28 years as an assistant county attorney in Polk County. He married Marcia (Kuecker) Hunter on October 8, 1994, in Des Moines, and several years later they were thrilled to welcome their daughter, Leah and complete their family.

Besides spending time with his family, Mike loved the Cubs, the Bears, the Hawkeyes, the Blues, the Stones, and many other great Rock groups. He also enjoyed spending time on his land, hunting deer, and hunting pheasant.

Mike is survived by his wife and daughter; his mother, Leah Hunter; three brothers, Jeff, John (Deb), and Patrick; one sister, Teresa; and nephew, Daniel. He was preceded in death by his father, Quentin Hunter.

A private family funeral service will be held with a celebration of life at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family for a memorial to be directed later. Online condolences will be welcomed at www.IlesCares.com.

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Published in the Des Moines Register from Jun. 26 to Jun. 28, 2020.
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July 7, 2020
My husband and I have fond memories working with Mike. He was one of the kindest people and will be greatly missed. I am so very sorry for your loss.
Hannah Brigman
July 1, 2020
Mike, a wonderful gentleman. My thoughts and prayers to the whole family; very fond memories! I will miss him as will so many others.
Stephanie Jewett
June 29, 2020
Michael was the kindest man. I worked with Judge Rosenberg for many years as his court reporter.
Mike would often come in and talk to Judge Rosenberg. He always spoke of his family. He was very proud of them. It was an honor to have known him. May he rest in peace.
Janis Lavorato
June 28, 2020
Mike was my Assistant when I was Hardin County Attorney. I was sorry to see him go. He was smart, sincere and funny. Im sorry not to have kept up. Heartfelt sympathy to Mikes family.
James Beres
June 28, 2020
Mike was an amazing man. It was an honor to have met him. my condolences to the family and friends during this trying time.
Jack byerley
June 28, 2020
So sorry to hear about this. What a fine man.
Thomas Graves
June 28, 2020
Mike was the salt-of-the earth, a humble guy who served the public with integrity, honesty and never searched for accolades. He accomplished quietly and made the world a better place.
Jeff Noble
June 27, 2020
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
James Boyle
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