Donavan H. Hunt
October 08, 1934 - August 20, 2020
Birthplace: Coburg, Iowa
Resided In: Scottsdale, Arizona

Service 9/5/2020
Mt. Hope Cemetery at Nyman, Iowa
Burial 9/5/2020
Mt. Hope Cemetery at Nyman, Iowa

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Donavan Hunt, age 85, of Scottsdale, Arizona passed away on Thursday August 20, 2020 at Pacifica Senior Living Facility in Paradise Valley, Arizona due to complications of dementia.

Donavan Homer Hunt was born on October 8, 1934 in Red Oak, Iowa the son of Harold and Nellie (Younggren) Hunt. He was a member of Fremont Lutheran Church where he was confirmed and attended Coburg High School where he graduated. He married Peggy Pickrel and to this union two children were born. He farmed for 40 years in the Essex, Iowa area, growing corn, soybeans, and raising livestock. In 1994, Donavan moved to Phoenix, Arizona. He was a security guard for a community for 12 years and was given acknowledgement for his excellent service to the owners and residents always greeting them with a smile. Donavan was united in marriage to Joan Milgrove in 2007. He enjoyed horses and at one time had as many as four. Donavan enjoyed gardening as well as working with his tools in their guest house on various projects.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Betty Clark and husband Leonard; sister, Maxine Chastain and husband Keith; brother-in-law, Charlie Walker; and grandson, Landon Hunt.

Donavan is survived by his wife, Joan Milgrove, of Scottsdale, AZ; son, Ronald Hunt and wife Cathy from Crystal Lake, IL; daughter, Susan Goranson and husband Mark of Red Oak, IA; grandchildren: Aubrey (Hunt) Sears and husband Josh of Milford, OH; Evan Hunt of Chicago, IL; Matthew Goranson of Red Oak, IA; Chris Goranson and wife Amber of Red Oak, IA; great granddaughters: Madison Goranson of Bennington, NE; Makinlee Goranson of Red Oak, IA; and Sabrina Robb of Papillion, NE; sister, Pauline Walker of Red Oak, IA; brother, Larry Hunt and wife Rosario of Phoenix, AZ; step-daughter, Sue Ann Milgrove of Scottsdale, AZ ; step-grandchildren: Thomas Milgrove Gomez, Ruby Milgrove Traweek, Delilah Milgrove Decker, and Dylan Milgrove Decker all of Scottsdale, AZ; along with nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Graveside funeral services will be held 10 AM Saturday, September 5, 2020 at Mt. Hope Cemetery at Nyman, Iowa. There will be an open viewing time from Noon until 5 PM on Friday, September 4, 2020 at the Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel in Red Oak. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the Fremont Lutheran Church at Nyman, Iowa.

Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

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