Herbert Bunting, 89

Herbert J. Bunting, 89, of Independence, MN, passed away peacefully Sept. 1, 2022.

Herb was born in Independence, MN, as the oldest son to James and Cora Bunting.

He graduated from Mound High School in 1951.

He married his sweetheart and classmate, Priscilla Higus, in 1952.

Herb built a thriving dry-cleaning business in the Lake Minnetonka area. He loved to garden and share his produce with his many customers.

Church attendance, visiting with friends and family, and caring for his animals were also his passions. He loved life, and always took opportunities to make others smile.

Preceded in death by his wife, Priscilla. Survived by his son, Steven; son, Larry (Dorothy); daughter, Anita (Mike) Hooper; grandchildren, Steven (Theresa), Brooke (Brian) Antl, Genevieve (Jacob) Middagh and Andrew; great-grandchildren, Parker (Antl), Henley, McKinley, Brynley and Oakley (due Dec.) (Middagh); brothers, Gerald, Norman and Bruce (Patricia); sisters, Barbara (Peter) Niesen and Sandra Bartick; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will take place Saturday, Sept. 17, 11 a.m., at Village Free Church, 5725 County Road 11 in Maple Plain, MN. Visitation is one hour prior to the service, with luncheon to follow. Private interment at Lewis Cemetery in Maple Plain. Memorials to Village Free Church or donor's choice.

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