Linda K. (Johnson) Hunt, 74, of Devils Lake, ND, formerly of Crary, ND, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, at Eventide Heartland Care Center in the loving care of her family and Altru Hospice.
Linda K. (Johnson) Hunt, 74, of Devils Lake, ND, formerly of Crary, ND, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, at Eventide Heartland Care Center in the loving care of her family and Altru Hospice. Funeral Services for Linda will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Devils Lake with Reverend Reuben Schnaidt officiating. Burial will be in the Devils Lake Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 6 at the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake from 5 until 7 p.m. and will continue on Wednesday at the church one hour prior to the funeral service. Linda Kay Johnson was born on Oct. 2, 1944, to Lloyd and Bertha Johnson in Devils Lake and was raised on a farm north of town. She attended grade school in the Minnewaukan No. 3 one-room schoolhouse, and completed her education at Devils Lake Central in 1963. Linda was united in marriage to Ken Hunt on Oct. 18, 1963. They started their life together on a small farm northeast of Devils Lake. In 1966, they moved to Crary and together raised their three children; Chad, Corey and Carrie. While being a stay-at-home mother and housewife, Linda also babysat for children in the Crary area. Years later when Linda’s children were grown, she became a caregiver and housekeeper for families in the Lakota, Crary and Devils Lake areas. She cared deeply for all that she worked for. During their years in Crary, Linda was an active member of First Lutheran Church and Ladies Aid, as well as teaching Sunday School. When First Lutheran Church closed, Ken and Linda became members of St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Devils Lake. There, she was also active in Ladies Aid and Quilting. In Oct. of 1995, Ken and Linda bought the Topper Motel and moved to Devils Lake. They managed the motel until Feb. 2001. After retirement, they spent the winter months in Mesa, Ariz. Linda enjoyed quilting, crafts and baking, but most of all treasured the time spent with her family and friends. Her warm hospitality was extended to whomever came to visit. This continued even during the last year of her life, while she was in the nursing home. She kindly welcomed all who visited her and always offered them something to eat or drink. Linda is survived by; her husband of 55 years, Ken; her sons, Chad (Karen) Hunt, Devils Lake, Corey (Paula) Hunt, Bismarck, ND; daughter, Carrie (Joel) Nett, West Fargo, ND; five grandchildren, Kendell (Chantell) Hunt, Stanley, ND, Christopher Hunt, Plaza, ND, Seth Hinger, Bismarck, Madison Hunt, Bismarck and Isaac Nett, West Fargo; one great-granddaughter, Adeline Hunt, also of Stanley; siblings, Larry (Marty) Johnson, Florida, Lyle (Betty) Johnson, Indiana, Norma (Fred) Tureson, Harvey, ND, Robert (Pat) Johnson, Glen Ulin, ND, Marlin Johnson, Calif.; and many nieces and nephews. Linda is preceded in death by; her parents; sisters, Diana Johnson and Arlene Thomson; and in-laws, Neil and Christina Hunt. The family would like to thank Dr. Downs and the caring staff at Altru Hospice, Good Samaritan in Lakota, ND and Eventide in Devils Lake. Also, a special thank you to all friends and family that have shown kindness and support during this time.