Calvin Earl Hutchison, Scottsbluff

Funeral services for Calvin E. Hutchison of Scottsbluff who died Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Heritage Estates in Gering, will be held on Tuesday October 22, 2013 at 10 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Scottsbluff with Pator Matt Fowler officiating. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetary in Scottsbluff following the service with military honors by the U. S. Army National Guard. Memorials have been established to First United Methodist Church, the re-hab unit of Heritage Estates and Nebraska Children's Home. Friends may call at Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel between 1-8:00 p.m. Monday.

Calvin was born in Lincoln,NE September 20,1927 to Earl and Vera (Campbell) Hutchison. Cal and his family moved to rural Morrill and then to Scottsbluff in 1937.

Cal attended and graduated from Scottsbluff Public Schools. Cal worked for the Scottsbluff Parks Department until he entered the Army in 1950. He served two years in Japan which included 9 months in the Korean conflict on the front lines. While serving in Korea, he received the Bronze Star. Upon his honorable discharge, he returned home and attended Scottsbluff Junior College where he graduated in 1955 with a degree in Horticulture. On August 13,1955 he married Mary Schreiber. They have two sons, Michael and Mark.

Calvin was employed full time at the Scottsbluff Parks Department for a number of years before being promoted to Director of Parks and Recreation. He retired in December of 1994 after 40 years of service to the City of Scottsbluff.

Cal was the President of the North Platte Valley Kiwanis Club and Worthy Patron of the Order of Eastern Star in Scottsbluff. In May of 1966, Cal was recognized for his outstanding service to the public by the Kiwanis Club. He received the Kiwanis Club award as public works Man of the Year and was twice voted boss of the year by the Volunteer Fire Department.

Cal was also a lifetime member of the Nebraska Parks and Recreation Association. He was inducted into the Nebraska Parks and Recreation hall of fame in 1998. He was a 50 year member of the Masons, lifetime member of VFW, lifetime member of Elks Lodge 1367, and 75 year member of the Scottsbluff Methodist Church.

He loved to oil paint and write poems. His greatest joy was watching his grandchildren in their sports and activities.

He is survived by his wife Mary, sons Michael (Lisa) Hutchison of Gering and Mark (Terri) Hutchison of Lincoln. Grandchildren Jon (Jamie) Hutchison of Scottsbluff, Bret Hutchison and fiance (Libby Joekel)of Gering, Tegan and Logan Murdock of Gering, Ethan,Evan,Olivia and Madeline Hutchison of Lincoln.

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