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Daniel Lee Hutchins

August 1, 1952 ~ October 10, 2020 (age 68)


Dan’s life began August 1, 1952 in Watervliet.  He was a lifetime area resident and graduate of Watervliet Public Schools.  On August 28, 1971 he married his high school sweetheart Cheryl Dillenbeck and they enjoyed 49 years together raising a family, working, and playing.  Dan owned several AMOCO gas/convenience stores in St. Joseph. He loved his community and served Watervliet Township as a trustee for 4 years and supervisor for 16 years.  Dan enjoyed NASCAR making many trips with Cheryl to watch races, he also enjoyed living and playing on Paw Paw Lake.   Dan was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Watervliet and Knights of Columbus Council 4055.  Dan’s greatest joy was his family and spending time with his grandchildren.

Dan leaves behind a loving family to cherish his memory including: his wife Cheryl; three children Jessica (Michael) Woodworth, Daniel Scott Hutchins (Jonathan Stevenson) and Gina (Scott) Schiming; six grandchildren Ben and Morgan Woodworth, Madalyn and Evan Hutchins, Zachary and Kayla Schiming; two brothers Mike (Jane) Hutchins and Bob (Janyce) Hutchins; three sisters Pat (Rick) Vawter, Mary (Larry) Doroh, and Kathy (John) Curtis; and many nieces and nephews.

Dan died Saturday, October 10, 2020 at home surrounded by his loving family.  His parents G.W. and Norma (Morlock) Hutchins precede Dan in death.  Friends may visit with Dan’s family Thursday, October 15, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at Hutchins Funeral Home in Watervliet.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, October 16, 2020, 11:00 AM at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Watervliet with burial following in Fairview Memorial Cemetery in Watervliet.  Memorials may be made in Dan’s memory to Watervliet Township Parks to be used for the soccer field project.  You are invited to leave a message of comfort for Dan’s family.

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October 15, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Hutchins Funeral Home
209 South Main Street ~ PO Box 103
Watervliet, MI 49098

Mass of Christian Burial
October 16, 2020

11:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church
Lucinda Lane
Watervliet, MI 49098


Watervliet Charter Township
4959 M-140, Watervliet MI 49098

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