Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 AM Monday, October 14, 2019 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Dell Rapids. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be from 2:00 to 4:00 PM followed by a Wake Service at 4:00 PM Sunday, October 13, 2019 at Minnehaha Funeral Home in Dell Rapids.
Jim was born October 22, 1927 in Chester, SD to Joseph and Regina (Elskamp) Huntimer. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Foresters, St. Mary Mother Cabrini Alter Society group, Dell Rapids City Council, and the South Dakota Pilots Association.
After family, Jim’s love was flying having logged over 8000 hours. He was Plant Super Intendant at LG Everest, Service Manager at Doyle Lunstra, Equipment Operator at Myrle & Roys Paving Inc. and flew delivering mail to Minneapolis. Additionally, he owned the Dairy Queen in Dell Rapids from 1969-1982. He volunteered for Shriners which included flying burn victims to Mayo Clinic.
Grateful for having shared his life are his eleven children, Linda Huntimer, Albany, OR, Peggy (Ron) Smith, Lincoln, NE, Mary Kay (Robert) Fuglsby, Garretson, Lois (Dave) Lenth, Dell Rapids, Paul (Julie) Huntimer, Omaha, NE, Joan (Richard) Murphy, Dell Rapids, Marie (Scott) Chamley, Arlington, WA, Michael (Becky) Huntimer, Wichita, KS, James (Karen) Huntimer, Honolulu, HI, David (Ginni) Huntimer, Big Springs, NE and Pete Huntimer, Canton, SD; thirty grandchildren, forty two great-grandchildren; brothers, William Huntimer, Dell Rapids and Joe Huntimer, Beulah, ND; sister, Kay Sorken, Las Vegas, NV and companion Pat Hansen, Dell Rapids.
Jim is preceded in death by his wife, Alverda; son, Jimmy; parents, Joseph and Regina Huntimer; brothers, Robert, Charles, Fred Huntimer and sister, Marian Goodrick.