Obituaries: Robert Hutchinson

OTTUMWA-Robert D. Hutchinson, 91, of 825 Glenwood, died at 4:40 a.m. December 25, 2016 at the Good Samaritan Society-Ottumwa.

He was born August 23, 1925 in Albia, the son  of Robert and Grace Murray Hutchinson.  He married Marilyn Cobler on November 21, 1954.

A graduate of Albia High School, Robert served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.  He worked for 23 years for John Morrell & Co., for 7 years for Wausau Homes and for 10 years for Hormel in Ottumwa and in Fremont, NE, retiring in 1990.

He was a member of the Church of the Brethren in Albia.

Surviving is his wife, Marilyn; a son, Douglas Hutchinson of Fremont, NE; a daughter, Donneta (Robert) Luke of Eldon; 3 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Dallas Hutchinson.

His body has been cremated.

Graveside services and inurnment will be 1 p.m. Thursday at McCormick Cemetery near Highland Center with Pastor Alan Paris officiating.  Military services will be conducted by Walter B. Schafer Post #775 Veterans of Foreign Wars and O.B. Nelson Post #3 American Legion.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Good Samaritan Society Hospice.

Reece Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.