Melvin Hutchison

Melvin Hutchison

Tuesday September 3, 2019

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Obituary for Melvin Carl Hutchison

Melvin C. Hutchison 91-year-old resident of Staples, MN passed away surrounded by his wife and children on September 3, 2019 at Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples. A memorial service remembering his life will be held at 11 AM on Tuesday, September 10 at Staples Church of Christ with Pastor Barry Klein officiating. A visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.

Melvin was born on October 14, 1927 in Swea City, Iowa to Vernon and Harriett Hutchison. and grew up on the family farm. Melvin was united in marriage to Delores Dibble on November 21, 1948 in Fairmont, MN and this marriage was blessed with five children. He was the jack of many trades including farming, mechanics, road construction, and butter maker. Melvin’s hobbies were flying, camping, fishing, and modifying junk into useful ideas.

Melvin is survived by his wife of over 70 years, Delores of Staples, MN; children, Dennis Hutchison of Staples, MN, Karen (John) Mehr of Paynesville, MN, Peggy Hutchison of Cokato, MN, June (Pat) Pawelk of Howard Lakes, MN, DeeAnn (Lawrence) Hayes of Akeley, MN; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 9 great-great-grandchildren; many other friends and relatives.

He is preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Elmer Hutchison, Evelyn Rudolph; and other relatives.

Melvin’s family would like to thank the Lakewood Health System employees, and the residents at the manor & care center for their respectful care and friendships. They all became a part of his family.

Arrangements are with the Taylor Funeral Home in Staples.

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    Tuesday September 10, 2019 |
    Staples Church of Christ
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    Tuesday September 10, 2019
    A memorial service remembering his life will be held at 11 AM on Tuesday, September 10 at Staples Church of Christ with Pastor Barry Klein officiating. A visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.

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Bonnie Meacham

I've only known Melvin and Delores since Delores moved here to Lakewood Care Center but I feel as if I've known him forever, Melvin cheered everyone up and always showed his great love and caring for Delores. We miss him very much . Bonnie Meacham
Comment | Posted at 03:42am via Condolence

Charles Mallory will be missed. I absolutely enjoyed our times together in the Thursday Chapel services. Your wit and stories were fascinating. I was blessed by your faith in God and the love you had in caring for your wife. It won't quite be the same not seeing you driving your golf cart up and down 5th Street anymore, but I know I will see you again....someday. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Comment | Posted at 03:34pm via Condolence

Levi and Wendy Holsapple

Our Prayers and thoughts are with the family with the loss of Melvin.
Levi and Wendy Holsapple
Comment | Posted at 10:28pm via Condolence

Ella Hazelton

Our sympathies for your loss. Our prayers are with you at this time.
Children of Kenny and Dessie Beck:
Betty McShane, Ella Hazelton, Linda Beck and Dale Beck
Comment | Posted at 09:01pm via Condolence

Linda Groshong Schmidt

My deepest sympathy to you all. It's never easy losing a loved one, but I do know his memory will live on each and every one of you.
Love and Hugs, Linda and Bob Schmidt
Comment | Posted at 04:36pm via Condolence

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