Hunter Beatrice

Date of Birth

Apr 20,1915

Date of Death

Jan 16,2010

Beatrice M. (Weimer) Hunter,age 94, of LaFox, IL, passed away surrounded by the love and prayers of her family, Sunday, January 16, 2010 at Heritage Manor, Elgin, IL. She was born on April 20, 1915 in West Chicago, the fifth child born to George and Catherine Weimer. By the time Beatrice was eleven, she had lost both parents and an older sister. The family, then numbering five children ranging in age from nine to twenty-three, remained together in their West Chicago home with the eldest sibling as their only provider. Although they were eventually joined by a widowed aunt who helped maintain the family unit, each child went to work as soon as they were able and helped support the family. To their credit, every one of them graduated from West Chicago high school.Bea married John Hunter of La Fox on July 7, 1945. They made their first home in Geneva, for a time until 1953 when they purchased John’s parents home in LaFox. Tragically, John passed away in that same year and Bea worked hard to keep their family home. Through the ensuing years she succeeded and continued to reside there until her death. Bea loved the La Fox area where she was surrounded by fields of corn or beans. She found great pleasure in gardening and tending her family home where she hosted many family gatherings and entertained her beloved grandchildren. Bea was also a life long Chicago Cubs fan and seldom missed a game.She is survived by:One daughter, Judy Hanson of St. Charles Two sons: John (Kathy) Hunter of Oak Forest andJoe (Deb) Hunter of St. Charles;Bea’s children also include a step-daughter Barbara (Skip) Lassen of West Chicago;Nine grandchildren: Jeff (Jenn) Hanson of Elburn, Matt (Steph) Hanson of Virgil, and Chris (Alexis) Hanson of South Elgin;Lauren (Mike) Corsi of Shorewood and Adam Hunter of Oak ForestJennifer (Jeff) Fritsch of Aurora, Phil Lawson, Kevin Lawson and Jonathan Hunter, all of St. Charles. In addition she leaves a growing family of great-grandchildren;One sister Rosemary Welter of Elmhurst, IL, many nieces, nephews and a close family of friends. Bea was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two sisters Katherine and Florence, two brothers, Frances and George. At her request, there will be no visitation and interment is private.MEMORIAL A memorial has been established in Bea’s name to benefit CNS Hospice, 690 East North Ave, Carol Stream, IL 60188-2178 and The Neediest Children’s Fund, in care of WGN Radio, 435 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611. Memorials checks may be made and mailed directly to either charity. Tributes and memories may also be forwarded to the family through her obituary at

At her request, there will be no visitation and interment is private.

At her request, there will be no visitation and interment is private.

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