Jolene Lynn Hunt, 57, Yankton, South Dakota, formerly of Luverne, died Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
A memorial visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, at the Living Rock Church in Luverne. A prayer service begins at 6 p.m. Interment will be at a later date at Grandview Cemetery in Gary, South Dakota.
Jolene Hunt was born on Oct. 26, 1962, to Clifford and Helen (Hansen) Hunt in Marshall. She lived in Vesta and attended Tracy Public School, graduating in May 1982.
After graduation she moved to Redwood Falls, where she worked at Rem in housekeeping, then at Country Kitchen, Hardee’s and Morgan’s Deli. In 2000 Jolene moved to Hendricks and worked for a year as an activities assistant at the Hendricks Nursing Home. In 2001 she moved to Luverne and began working with the RCO. She then moved to Yankton and enjoyed spending time with her family and making new friends.
Jolene was a member of the Living Rock Church in Luverne. She was involved in the Luverne Special Olympics, Rock County People First, and as a volunteer with the Rock County 4-H horse projects. She had a passion for horses and anything western. She also liked cats and doing jigsaw puzzles. She loved camping, riding on the pontoon, shopping and eating at restaurants. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
Jolene is survived by her sister, Alvina (Viney) Wigen and her husband, Marty of Luverne; a brother, Jim (Rose) Hunt of Slayton; four nieces, Kim, Julie, Sandra, and Sheryl; three nephews, Terry, Vernon, and Daniel; two great-nieces and eight great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother Gary Hunt; and two great-nephews, Matthew Oien and Alan Maag Jr.
Arrangements were provided by Hartquist Funeral Home of Luverne, www.hartquistfuneral.com.