May 24, 1927-Feb. 15, 2014
Hilma Bice-Hunt, 86, of Detroit Lakes, passed away Saturday, February 15, 2014 in Apache Junction, Ariz., from complications of Alzheimer's disease.
Services for Hilma will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Detroit Lakes, with Monsignor Timothy McGee officiating.
Visitation is at the church from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, with the Rosary at 6:30 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m.
Interment is at the Riverside Cemetery in Mahnomen.
Hilma was born to Leon and Mary Wander on May 27, 1927 in Waubun. She married Robert Bice in 1946, and together raised eight children. They lived on a farm northeast of Waubun.
Robert passed away in 1985 and Hilma moved to Detroit Lakes in 1990. She worked for Arctic Cat and Service Cleaners. In 2001, Hilma met Dennis Hunt, and they married in Hawaii on January 7, 2002. Hilma and Dennis spent the past 11 winters in Arizona.
Hilma loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved dancing and her dancing friends, fishing, traveling, flowers and cooking.
Surviving Hilma are her husband Dennis and her children, Amy McFarland of Bremerton, Wash., Irene Stokes of Kingston, Wash., Ray Bice of Port Orchard, Wash., Kenneth Bice of Deer Lodge, Mont., Lois Milsten and Fay Ann Smith of Dilworth, Frank Bice of Waubun and Mary Jane Etter of Menahga; and over 50 grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her first husband Robert; her parents; and her five brothers, Leonard, Orville, Walter, Archie and Jay; and five sisters, Irene, Ester, Ella, Jeanette and Rosalie.
The David-Donehower Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.