Lenn Matthew Hunter
Lenn Matthew Hunter, 35, of Avon, Colo., formerly of Lecompton, Kan., passed away April 28, 2014, in Denver.
He was born March 26, 1979, in Topeka, Kan., the son of Larry E. and Linda D. (Swenson) Hunter. He graduated from Lecompton High School. He attended Washburn University and Johnson County Community College.
Most recently, Hunter worked for the Vail Valley Surgery Center, in Vail, Colo. He previously had been employed by St. Francis Hospital in Topeka and KU Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
Survivors include his parents, Lecompton; paternal grandmother, Daisy Hunter, Topeka; two aunts, Barbara Weidner, Topeka, and Jancy Hunter, Silver Lake, Kan.; and cousins. He was preceded in death by his brother, Lonnie Gene Hunter; his paternal grandfather, Elmer Hunter; maternal grandparents, Jack and Emadale Swenson; and a cousin, Jennifer Rayls. Hunter was also survived by his partner, Michael Krzysciak.
A longtime Kansas City Pride Festival volunteer, Hunter served as entertainment and hospitality chair for the festival for several years. Willing to help wherever he was needed, Hunter helped install tents, worked the liquor tent, made runs to the airport picking up and dropping off celebrities, and worked backstage for almost a decade. Hunter was also a cheerleader for the Missie B’s softball team, dressed as a bee.
A celebration of Hunter’s life will be held at 2 p.m. June 15 upstairs at Missie B’s, 805 W. 39th St. The gathering will include a slide show presentation and stories of Hunter’s life, with some refreshments provided. Those close to Hunter know of his love for capri pants, and many who attend the event will be wearing capris in honor of their friend. Feel free to join them in this show of support.