Roland G. “Hutch” Hutchins, 84, of Fostoria, passed away Thursday morning, March 16, 2017 at ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital.
He was born on March 15, 1933 in Fostoria, to the late Otto C. and Erma Mae (Kinzey) Hutchins. He married Barbara McElhaney in 1958 at High Street United Methodist Church in Fostoria, and she survives him.
Also surviving are his children, Candy (Vernon) Kiser, of Fostoria, Eric Hutchins, of Norton, Ohio, and David Hutchins, also of Fostoria; five grandchildren, Chad, Justin, Chelsea, Sara , and Kayden; two great-grandsons, Elijah and Owen; and one great-granddaughter, Zaylie.
He was also preceded in death by a son, Randy G. Hutchins, a granddaughter, Baby Angel Hutchins, a sister, Alvernis Weiker, and a brother, Donald Hutchins.
Hutch proudly served his country in the US Army during the Korean Conflict, for which we are a grateful nation. He was a lifetime member of the Fostoria VFW Post 421 and Sportsman’s club, a member of the Fostoria American Legion Post 73, the Fostoria Amvets Post 69, the Fraternal Order of Eagles Fostoria # 430, and the Loyal Order of Moose 1567, as well as a member of Findlay Korean Veteran’s Association.
He retired from Atlas Crankshaft after 40 years of service. In his earlier years, Hutch was a bowler, and has since enjoyed golfing as well as camping at Indian Lake with his family and fishing with his children and grandchildren. He very much enjoyed watching the grandkids playing football, baseball, basketball & wrestling. Hutch was a devoted husband and father, always there when needed and to give a smile.
Visitation will be held from 2-6 pm on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at MANN-HARE-HOENING Funeral Home, 407 N. Countyline St., Fostoria, and again from 12 noon until the time of the service in the funeral home at 1 pm on Monday, Pastor Jim Sharrett, presiding. Burial will follow in Knollcrest Cemetery, Arcadia, where the United Veterans of Fostoria will perform military honors.
Memorial contributions may be considered to High Street United Methodist Church, the Fostoria Police Department, or to the Fostoria Fire Department EMS.
Online expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting www.hoeningfuneralhome.com.
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