Melvin C. Hutchison, 91, of Staples, passed away surrounded by his children and wife on September 3, 2019 at Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples.
A memorial service remembering his life will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, September 10 at the Staples Church of Christ with Pastor Barry Klein officiating. Visitation will be held 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. The marriage was blessed with five children. He was the jack of many trades including farming, mechanics, road construction and a butter maker. His hobbies included flying, camping, fishing and modifying junk into useful ideas.
Melvin is survived by his wife of over 70 years, Delores of Staples; one son, Dennis Hutchison of Staples, four daughters, Karen (John) Mehr of Paynesville, Peggy Hutchison of Cokato, June (Pat) Pawelk of Howard Lakes and DeeAnn (Lawrence) Hayes of Akeley; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; nine 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 and 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.