Jack Hunt ’52

Dr. Jack Hunt passed away in his home on Sunday, January 9, 2022. Mary Lou Krieger, his high school sweetheart, and wife of sixty-nine years was with him on that final day as were his four children: John ’78 (Edita), James (Jan), Mary Katherine, and Thomas (Lisa). Jack Hunt was born in Benton Harbor, Michigan on August 21,1930. He graduated from Benton Harbor High School in 1948 then attended Hope College from 1948 to 1952 where he graduated Cum Laude with bachelor’s degrees in biology and Chemistry. Jack attended the University of Michigan Medical School from 1952 to 1956. Dr. Hunt entered a family practice internship at Borgess Hospital from 1956 to 1958 then joined the medical firm of MacGregor and Hammer in Parchment. In 1960, Dr. Hunt joined the Navy where he earned the rank of Lieutenant Commander and was stationed in Olathe, Kansas until 1962. After the Navy he established the Gove/Hunt private medical practice where he was joined by his sons, Doctors John and Jim, until 2011. They became affiliated with Bronson Healthcare Midwest/Bronson until 2019. Dr. Hunt was the team physician for Kalamazoo College, Hillsdale College, and Comstock Public Schools. Jack was a proud grandfather to Kelly (Tomas), Michael, Shelly, Steve, Oliver, Anna (Ronnie), Lewis, Nathan (Alexandra), Alyssa, and his great grandchildren Madelyn and Logan. Ever humble and loving, Dr. Hunt did not want a funeral or to be eulogized. He said, “They always say good things about you when you’re dead.” His family summed up his life and his commitment to thousands of patients with one word, “LOVE” In his last words he said, “It’s time to say goodbye. Wow! A family practitioner Doctor for 64 years. To my patients, thank you for letting me be your physician.” Donations in Dr. Jack Hunt‘s name can be made to: Comstock Public Schools Foundation 5455 Gull Rd. Suite D #171 Kalamazoo, MI 49048

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