Edward A. Hutchinson


Edward A. Hutchinson, 72, Elkhart, died Saturday, March 2, at his home.
He was born July 13, 1946, to John and Phyllis (Troup) Hutchinson in Goshen.
He married Cynthia (Van Coevering) Hutchinson March 17, 1984. She died Oct. 15, 2010.
Surviving are two children, Ruth (Gregory) Zuber, Cecil, Ohio, and John Hutchinson, Anchorage, Alaska; two grandchildren, June and Lane Zuber; and brother, Thomas "Tom" (Marsha) Hutchinson, Lafayette.
Preceding him in death were his parents; two sisters, Sally Weaver and Molly Truex; and brother, John Hutchinson.
Edward was a graduate of Goshen High School, class of 1964, where he ran cross country and was manager of the basketball team.
He served in the U.S. Army and was discharged Jan. 5, 1972. Ed was a lifetime member of the VFW. He was highly involved at the local VFW Post 985, where he volunteered countless hours and served in various capacities, including two terms as commander. He was also a member of the American Legion, Moose and DAV.
Ed enjoyed playing golf at various local courses, in the annual VFW golf outing and was a former member of the MapleCrest Country Club.
He always rooted for Notre Dame football even when they made it difficult. He enjoyed sharing dinner and drinks with friends, especially Sharon. Above all this, he loved and sacrificed for family and adored his two grandchildren.
Ed retired from Cequent, formerly Reese Products.
Visitation will be 1-4 p.m. Saturday, March 9, with the service following at 4 p.m., all at Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Home, 311 S. Main St., Goshen. Pastor Ruben Chupp will officiate.
Memorial donations may be directed to the VFW Post 985.
Online condolences may be shared at www.rrefh.com.
Published on March 4, 2019
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3 posts

James Holtzinger
Mar 12, 2019
Ed was a special friend, I will miss him.
Mar 07, 2019
We send our most sincere condolences to Ed's family and friends. It was a shock to us when we found out of his passing, and are truly remorseful.
Scott Puckett
Mar 05, 2019
Ruth & John, my prayers for comfort go with you both. Ed was a warm-hearted man that I was privileged to know. He will be missed. Scott Puckett