In Memory of

Wendy Lynn Hunt

November 4, 1948 - August 6, 2020
From: Remsen, IA | Originally: Quimby, IA

Wendy Lynn Hunt, the daughter of Howard and Maxine (Rohde) Smith was born on November 4, 1948, in Cherokee, IA. Her childhood years were spent in Quimby where she attended and graduated from Willow Community Schools. She attended Iowa State University and later transferred to the University of Iowa where she earned a degree in teaching.

 On December 30, 1972, Wendy was united in marriage to Wesley Scott Hunt in Quimby, IA. To this union one boy was born, Derrick Hunt. Following their marriage they moved frequently for Scott’s job. They lived in Connecticut, San Diego, and Maryland. Wanting to be closer to family, they moved back to Iowa in 1980. They later relocated to Pensacola, FL, North Carolina, and Virginia Beach. In March 2016, Wendy moved back to Cherokee, IA and resided at the Garden’s and later Happy Siesta Care Center in Remsen.

 Wendy was an active member of the Methodist Church in Virginia Beach. She was a staunch Republican and enjoyed politics. She was known as a good cook and even better baker, especially the reputation she had for making German Chocolate Cake. She also enjoyed traveling the country.

 On Thursday, August 6, 2020, Wendy passed away at the Happy Siesta Care Center at the age of 71. She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Maxine Smith, and one brother Scott Smith.

 She will be remembered by her son, Derrick (Jami) Hunt, and their daughter Josie of Watkinsville, GA; two sisters, Nancy (Dennis) Pugh of Hurley, SD, and Sue (Mark) Perrin of Cherokee, IA; four nieces, Melissa Friedrichsen, Emily Perrin, Kara Nagelmaker, and Lesley Pugh; she is also survived by other relatives and friends.

Tribute Video
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 12, 2020, at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.
Pastor Kim Dewey
Mark Perrin
Eli Parsons
Emily Perrin
Dale Friedrichsen
Scott Koch
Melissa Friedrichsen
Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until service time Wednesday, at the funeral home. Due to Covid restrictions, social distancing and masks will be required.
"How Great Thou Art"
"In The Garden"
Oak Hill Cemetery
Cherokee, Iowa


Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 11:05 AM
“Our thoughts are with you and your family in this time of loss. ”
- Tyler and Jess Tennille
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 11:05 AM
“May your treasured memories help you through this sad time. With love, Roxanne and Edwin”
- Roxanne Stern
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 11:05 AM
“I'm so sorry for your loss, Derrick. Please accept my sincerest condolences. May her memory be eternal. With sympathy, Nick Rotunda”
- Nicholas Rotunda
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 11:05 AM
“Wendy loved her family, so much. I pray God gives you comfort as you grieve. Derrick, you showed such Wisdom and Understanding as you eulogized your mother. What a blessing you have been to her. Derrick you gave her courage, when despite her hearts desire, she needed courage. You were such a good son. I have one of her Christmas tree ornaments. It is the perfect way to remember Wendy. God bless all of you. Cathy ”
- Cathy Cheliras
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 11:05 AM
“We love you and miss you, mom. We are eternally grateful that you were able to meet Josie!”
- Derrick
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