Melvin C. Hutchison

Melvin C. Hutchison

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

Melvin was born Oct. 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 Nov. 21, 1948, in Fairmont, Minn., and this marriage was blessed with five children.

He was a 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, Minn.; children, Dennis Hutchison of Staples, Karen (John) Mehr of Paynesville, Minn., Peggy Hutchison of Cokato, Minn., June (Pat) Pawelk of Howard Lakes, Minn., DeeAnn (Lawrence) Hayes of Akeley, Minn.; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; many other friends and relatives.

He was 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 Taylor Funeral Home in Staples.