Dr. Charles Edward Hutton
Dr. Charles Edward Hutton, 91, of Rochester, passed away at 2:50 a.m. Friday, March 10, at Pulaski Memorial Hospital in Winamac.
Charles was born on Dec. 7, 1925, in Logansport, to the late Roland and Signa Hutton. He graduated from Logansport High School in 1943 and Indiana University School of Dentistry in 1952. Charles served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Relief during World War II. On June 9, 1950, Charles married the love of his life, Lucreda Williams in Logansport. She survives.
Dr. Hutton was an oral maxillofacial surgeon in Indianapolis, and chairman of the oral surgery department at Indiana University for many years. His real passion was training graduate dentists to be oral surgeons at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis. He held many leadership roles in various professional organizations and was instrumental in numerous research projects. He was a member and past president of the Indianapolis District Dental Society, Indiana Society of Oral Surgeons, Central Association of Dentists and Physicians and Omicron Kappa Upsilon. He was also a member of the American Society of Oral Surgeons and Indiana Dental Association.
Charles was an avid water skier and snow skier. In his retirement, he raised and showed llamas and alpacas and was a nationally recognized judge. He also founded the Boone County 4-H Llama Project.
Charles was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved him.
Survivors include his wife Lucreda A. Williams Hutton, EdD., of Rochester; son Dr. Charles R. “Randy” [Donna] Hutton of Winamac; daughter Lucinda “Cindy” [Dr. Gene] McElhinney of Yakima, Washington; granddaughters: Katherine [Kenyon] Maynard and Dr. Elizabeth [Michael Almador] McElhinney; grandsons: Charles Aaron [Dr. Andrea] Hutton and Miles [Stephanie] McElhinney; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Roland and Signa T. (Wilson) Hutton; and sisters: Betty Maple and Elda Shaver.
Visitation was 2-6 p.m. Sunday, March 12, at Frain Mortuary in Winamac. A scriptural wake service was held at 6 p.m. at the funeral home. A funeral mass was held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 13, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Winamac. Rev. Leroy Kinnaman and Rev. Michael McKinney officiated. Burial with military honors will take place at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Logansport.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Boys Town of Nebraska or Pulaski Memorial Hospital.
Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.
(Pulaski County Journal — March 15, 2017)