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William Edwin "Hutch" Hutchinson

Obituary for William Edwin "Hutch" Hutchinson

December 8, 1929 - August 6, 2017
McHenry, Illinois | Age 87

Loving Father and Grandfather


William Edwin "Hutch" Hutchinson of McHenry, Illinois passed away on Sunday August 6, 2017, in his home surrounded by his children.
He was born on Dec 8, 1929, to Margaret and James Hutchinson in Chicago, IL. He attended Schurz High School, in Chicago where he met the love of his life JoAnn Macey. Hutch was a stand out athlete in basketball and football and after only playing two years of football was awarded a scholarship for football at University of Wisconsin at Madison. As a senior, Hutch, earned the starting halfback slot and was the Big Ten leader in Punt returns. Hutch's team (Wisconsin Badgers) finished the season as Big Ten Champions and participated in the 1953 Rose Bowl against University of Southern California. He married JoAnn on Sept 18, 1956.
In 1958, Hutch and his wife moved to McHenry where he taught Physical Education and Driver's Education at McHenry High School for 28 years. He loved coaching and coached Football, Wrestling, Cross Country and started the track and field program. In 13 seasons as Head Wrestling Coach Hutch had 10 straight winning seasons in the North Suburban Conference including the 1962 Conference Championship. As Head Cross Country Coach for 19 years Hutch won 6 Conference and 6 County Championships, plus a 3rd place finish in the State Championships. Hutch was also the first coach for the Girls Cross Country Team which started in the late 70's. In 2009 Hutch, along with his daughter Sue were inducted into the McHenry High School Athletic Hall of Fame.
Hutch loved to spend time with his family, fishing, woodworking, gardening and traveling. After retiring from teaching Hutch and his wife purchased a cabin in northern WI. They enjoyed many years renovating their lake house and making many wonderful friendships on the lake. Hutch was also a history buff, with a special focus on the Civil War. He always enjoyed a good college football game and was a lifelong Bears, Cubs and Bulls fan.
Hutch is survived by his children and grandchildren: Tom (Karen), William, Trevor Lauren, Jerry (Cindy), Liam and Charlie, and Sue (Joe) Carson, Macey and Jack.
Hutch was preceded in death by his wife JoAnn and brothers James, Jerome and Robert.
A celebration of Hutch's life will be held on Sunday, September 17, 2017. Visitation: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Memorial at 1:00 p.m. at the Colonial Funeral Home, 591 Ridgeview Dr. McHenry, IL 60050.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Michael J. Fox Foundation, or Journey Care Hospice.
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