Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
14514 20th Ave NE
Shoreline, WA 98155
Child of God, Husband, Father, Pastor, Friend
Vernon Gail Hunt was born to Earl and Emily Laura Hunt on November 28th, 1923 in Browns Valley, Minnesota. He passed peacefully on September 19th, 2018.
The stories he shared of his years on the family farm were always filled with the fun times he had with his 4 brothers, numerous cousins and many close friends.
He attended grammar school in Minnesota and completed high school in Albany, Oregon in 1941. In 1942 he entered the US Maritime Service Radio Training Station at Gallups Island in Boston, Massachusetts and served shipboard for three years.
In October of 1950 he married Anita Gail Olsen of Bellingham, Washington. A marriage of nearly 68 years that was blessed with six children, 16 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
He attended college in San Jose, CA and Eugene, Oregon where he graduated in 1952 with a degree in Medical Technology. He returned to school in 1955 and graduated from Western Washington University with a Masters degree in Education. In 1961 he left the medical field and entered Luther Theological Seminary, graduating in May of 1964.
As Pastor, he served congregations in Newell, South Dakota, Waseca, Minnesota, Circle, Montana, Portland, Oregon as well as Williams and Roosevelt, Minnesota, and Seattle, Washington. For years he eagerly served the Maritime ministry in Seattle, Washington, finally retiring at the age of 87. A man of conviction who loved his family, his work and the people he served.
Throughout his life he enjoyed his passion for hunting, gardening and sports. He welcomed conversation, humor, liked games and never stopped learning. His curiosity about God’s creation was boundless.
Vernon is survived by his wife, Gail and children Marta, Randy, Paula, Eric, Lois, Melissa and their families as well as those he thought of as his own Danielle Pederson and Ruth Ann numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers.
Memorials may be made to the ELCA NW Washington Synod Maritime Ministries. See https://lutheransnw.org/maritime-ministry for contact information