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David D. "Hutch" Hutchison

June 7, 1945 April 14, 2019
David D. "Hutch" Hutchison
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David “Hutch” Hutchison, beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother, 73, passed away on April 14, 2019, after a short illness, surrounded by his family.  

Hutch was born June 7, 1945 in Oregon City, Oregon, to Lester Daniel Hutchison & Erma Loeffelbein Hutchison.  

After high school, he entered the US Navy in 1963 and was honorably discharged in 1967. His military service started at an Electronic Training School at Treasure Island in San Francisco before serving on the USS Porterfield. Hutch then returned to San Diego for drone anti-submarine school, before serving on the USS Brinkley Bass DD887 and the USS Hollister DD788 in the West Pacific off of North and South Vietnam.  

He married Helen Wolfe on April 20, 1968 in Lewistown. Hutch graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Montana. He was an electrical contractor. They moved to Lewistown in 1973.  

In 2018, Hutch and Helen celebrated 50 fabulous years of marriage with a week at Whitefish Lake with their children and grandchildren.  

Hutch was a member of the Fergus American Legion Post #16. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, and baseball and was an avid reader. He most especially enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren play sports.  

Hutch was preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Erma Hutchison; and sisters, Donna Mack and Helen Dye.  

He is survived by his wife, Helen; son, John of Corvallis; daughter, Jennifer (Scott) Dull of Billings; grandchildren, Hannah and Ryan Hutchison and Sam, Lauren, Emerson Dull; brother, Jim Hutchison of Palm Desert, CA; and sister, Marilyn Lutter of Lubbock, TX.  

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, 11:00 a.m., April 27, 2019 at the First Presbyterian Church.  Military honors will be presented by Fergus American Legion Post #16.  Memorials in Hutch’s honor may be made to First Presbyterian Church – Kitchen Fund or CMMC Hospice.  

Arrangements are under the care of Creel Funeral Home. Hutch’s family and friends can share memories and condolences at

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11:00 AM 4/27/2019 11:00:00 AM
First Presbyterian Church

215 5th Avenue S.
Lewistown, MT 59457

First Presbyterian Church
215 5th Avenue S. Lewistown 59457 MT
United States

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First Presbyterian Church

215 5th Avenue S.
Lewistown, MT 59457
(for the Kitchen Fund)

Central Montana Medical Center Hospice

408 Wendell Ave
Lewistown, MT 59457

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