Dewey Neil Hunt, 84, passed away at Manteca Rehab Hospital on April 13, 2022 after a long illness.
Dewey was born November 25, 1937 and grew up on the family farm near Harlan, Iowa. He graduated from Dunlap High School in 1956 where he participated in football, FFA and mischief (according to his report cards). He joined the Army and was eventually stationed in Germany – Dewey enjoyed his friends, German beer and attending Grand Prix car race events. In Germany Dewey met Monika Mais, and upon discharge from the Army they married and settled in Omaha Nebraska. Dewey was a loving and active father to his three boys, Dean, Robin and Brian. A lifelong Nebraska Cornhusker fan the family waited until the two Big Red championship seasons of ’70 and ’71 and then moved to Tracy California to gloat and catch-up with his Army buddies. With their brood of kids, they built and drove dune-buggies and camped up and down the California coast. Dewey had worked at Western Electric in Omaha and Dublin, California, and then worked at Lawrence Livermore National Lab in the Plant Engineering department. Dewey retired from LLNL (and Site 300) in 2000 and with Monika took up golf and grandparenting. They golfed and traveled all around Northern California and the U.S. together. They also enjoyed numerous overseas trips and visited Germany frequently.
Dewey is survived by his wife Monika, sons Dean and Robin, daughter in-law Giuliana, grandchildren, Gillian Rose, Benjamin and Connor. Dewey is also survived by his sister Angela, brother in-law Hugh and nieces Laura and Joanna and their families. Dewey is preceded in death by son Brian, father Howard, mother Marie and brother Gene.
A private service will be held in remembrance for Dewey at the Tracy Cemetery at a later date. He will rest next to Brian.
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Friday, May 13, 2022