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Paul Edward Hutchison

December 16, 1942 — December 16, 2023

Paul Edward Hutchison was born December 16, 1942, in St. Joseph Hospital in South Bend, IN. He graduated from John Adams High School in 1961. In 1965, he graduated from Indiana State University with a B.S. in Social Studies Education.

Paul then enlisted in and served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1965 to 1967 achieving the rank of corporal. He was awarded a Purple Heart for his bravery. Upon leaving the service, he began his 38-year teaching career at Lowell High School (which later became a middle school) where he became the department chair, team leader, and the student council sponsor for 16 years.

In 1970 he received his masters degree from Indiana State University. After his marriage to Laura (Roeber), he became a member of the Lowell First United Methodist Church which led him to volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and Rebuild Together for several years after his retirement. After their move to Zionsville four years ago, he attended the Zionsville Presbyterian Church.

Paul loved his time as a Boy Scout. The oath he learned, he lived throughout his life. He served on the Lowell Board of Zoning Appeals for 16 years, was a lifetime member of the VFW, and volunteered as a driver for Meals on Wheels when he retired in 2005 until 2018.

During his lifetime Paul enjoyed camping, hiking and walking, reading, fishing, kayaking, going to plays and concerts, traveling, playing cards, and being with family and friends.  He is survived by his wife, Laura, a son, Andy (Amparo, Chris [Marie] and Karina), and three daughters, Molly Mounce (Kevin), Megan Hutchison, and Emily Miller (Richard), five grandchildren: Ava, Sydney, Chris, Karina, Jackson, and Finley, a great granddaughter, Naomi, two sisters-in-law, a brother-in-law, and several nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his sister, Donna Burket (Max),  and parents Dorothy and Dick Hutchison of South Bend.

Paul passed away at home on Saturday, December 16, 2023, surrounded by his loving family.

Funeral services will be held at 4 PM on Thursday, December 21st at Aaron-Ruben-Nelson Mortuary, 11411 North Michigan Road. Friends are welcome to visit from 2:30 PM until the time of the service. To view the livestream, Click Here.

Friends and family are encouraged to give to organizations Paul volunteered at, Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana and Meals on Wheels Northwest Indiana.

Gifts to Habitat for Humanity NWI will support building a home for a veteran. Give online: https://nwihabitat.online/PH (you can use the checkbox to denote the gift is in memory of Paul Hutchison)

OR Mail a check: Habitat for Humanity NWI, 3777 Colfax Street, Gary, IN 46408

*Write in memo, in memory of Paul Hutchison

Gifts to Meals on Wheels NWI can be made online: https://mownwi.salsalabs.org/donate/index.html (you can use the checkbox to denote the gift is in memory of Paul Hutchison)

OR Mail a check: Meals on Wheels NWI, 8446 Virginia St., Merrillville, IN 46410

*Write in memo, in memory of Paul Hutchison

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Thursday, December 21, 2023

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Thursday, December 21, 2023

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