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David T. Hutchson

David T. Hutchson

David Thomas Hutchson, 73, of Lake City, died unexpectedly, Saturday, September 1, 2018, at the Mayo Clinic Health System, Lake City. He was born September 6, 1944, in Red Wing, to Russel and Alice (Gardas) Hutchson. He grew up on The Island Road in Hager City and attended the Island School House and graduated from Ellsworth High School in 1962. After graduation he enlisted in the Air Force and served until his honorable discharge in 1967. On August 5, 1972, he married the love of his life, Bonnie Jean Dille at St. John's Lutheran Church in Red Wing. David lived his entire life in the Red Wing, Frontenac and Lake City areas. He started his career at the Correctional Facility in Red Wing and when his father started Hutchson Pottery Mold, David and Bonnie joined his mother and father as mold makers. Together, they traveled to many pottery shows making many friends along the way. When the family closed the business, David went to work at NSP Nuclear Plant on Prairie Island which later became Excel Energy. He went on to work for and later retire from, Black and McDonald in Canada.

His passion and love was pottery. He was very proud of his father, who was the only designer and mold maker for the Red Wing Pottery Company. His father learned the trade by a mold maker from Germany. David, wanting his father's story to be told, led him to help establish the "Stories at the Red Wing Pottery Museum." In his retirement he spent many days volunteering at the museum and giving tours to anyone who wanted to know the story. David chose to be an organ donor.

He is survived by his wife, Bonnie; two brothers, Howard Hutchson of Wayzata and his children, Diana and Daniel and Richard (Ann) Hutchson of Onawa, Iowa and their children Lee, Jon and Ann; brothers and sisters-in-law, Gary (Carol) Dille of Red Wing and their children, Jason and Cary; Kenneth (Sandra) Dille of Rochester and their children, Misha and Bryce as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and most of all, their four-legged kids.

He is preceded in death by his parents, father and mother-in-law, Ralph and Lillian Dille; sister-in-law, Lucille Hutchson and nephew, Jeffrey Dille.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Thursday, September 6, 2018, at Laurel Presbyterian Church in Hager City with Rev. Amy Kosari officiating. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, September 5, at the Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel, Red Wing and one hour prior to the service at church. Burial will be at Trenton Cemetery. Online condolences may be left for his family at www.mahnfamilyfuneralhome.com. Memorials are suggested to the Jewish Holocaust Survivors Fund, Red Wing Pottery Museum or the donor's choice. Blessed be his memory.

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