Born: Mt. Carroll, Illinois on 31 March 1970

Passed away: Savanna, Illinois on 12 January 2015

Aged: 44 years

Funeral Date: 20 January 2015


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Robert H. "Bob" Hutchison, age 44, of Savanna, Illinois, died at his home on January 12, 2015.

Bob was born March 31, 1970, the son of Robert C. and Mary Ann (Plate) Hutchison. He graduated with the Class of 1988 from Mt. Carroll High School. In 1994, he graduated from Mount St. Clare College, Clinton, Iowa, with a degree in General Studies. From 1990-1995, Bob served in the US Naval Reserve and proudly served in a Sea Bee unit.

Bob was a man of many talents and interests. He loved telling jokes and had an infectious smile. An avid biker and hiker, Bob would press through snow storms or blistering heat. Bob liked to make things (and take things apart) and enjoyed working with tools and computers. Quick to offer a kind word or helping hand, Bob was a gentle soul who cared deeply about others. For the last (about) 11 years, Bob worked at Rolling Hills Progress Center where he was a valued employee and cherished co-worker.

Bob will be dearly missed by his mother, Mary Ann Hutchison of Mt. Carroll; his sister Dawn Hutchison-Weiss (Chris Weiss) of Oak Creek, Wisconsin; nieces Mesa and Ada Weiss; and many loving cousins, aunts, uncles, co-workers and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert C. Hutchison and his maternal and paternal grandparents.
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So very true...

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5 years ago...wow! Love and Miss you!

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Happy 49th Birthday Bob! Love and miss you my friend!

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Hello again, I have been avoiding thinking about you because every time that I do, I feel as if a fraction of my life begins to crumble again. Of course I know that this is selfish, and of course I think of you daily. Every day something happens that I wish I could tell you, and it is hard to accept that I will not be able to call you and fill you in anymore. This, of course, does not mean that I don’t know that you are with me every step of the way on the journey that life takes me on, it just seems unfair to not be able to hear your voice and your opinions on the matter. I dreamed as if we would have forever, and constantly let it slip my mind that we did not. We built lives involving one another, and it seemed impossible that one day I would have to let that go. You lived much of a life without me in it, but for the first time, I have to live mine without you. It will definitely be an adjustment, one I obviously do not want to make, but one that I know I have to. You were such an amazing person, and I know that every day you woke up with a smile on your face and made sure that you would live that day to the fullest that you could. You worked hard to make others happy, but never lost sight of what made you happy -- which mostly went hand in hand with making others happy. I see a lot of you in myself, and strive to live every day as you would, and in your honor. I always have, and always will strive to be at least half of the person that you were, because I know that by doing that I will make a difference in the world. I wonder what it is like up there, and although I miss you more and more each day I know that this was better for you in the end. I know that you are at peace and that you are no longer suffering. I hope that each day now is spent doing everything you have always loved, and looking down on all of us smiling. But none of this will ever mean that I do not miss you, because I do, and I will, every day for the rest of my life. You were more than loved, you were cherished, and I am grateful to have even been able to spend this time with you. The world seems a little bit darker now, but I know that as the light returns you will remain in our hearts and will continue to be a part of our lives. You were loved by so so many people, and it was a dreadful day for everyone to see you go. Thank you for being so much to me, and for being a part of my life. I appreciate every little thing you have ever done, because it was all done with love. Thank you for living your life as you did because without you I would have lost a part of my inspiration, and so would many others. Thank you for inspiring, and thank you for dreaming. You will always be loved, and live in infamy in our hearts. This is never goodbye, but always see you later. Love Always, Your loved one (I give credit to Katherine Granke, who wrote this)

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Happy Valentine's Day Bob! Sending all my love to you today, always and forever more!!!!

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It's Christmas Eve and I'm thinking of you, I miss you so much! It doesn't seem real that only a few weeks, you'll be gone for two years. Two long years that seems to break my heart every time I think of it. I am baffled by how I was able to make it this long without you. You've been by my side every since you left and all I can do is wait until I see you again in Heaven someday. You're the reason why I wake up in the morning, and I will not change that whatsoever. Thank you for everything that you do and continue to do for me in the future. Our friendship is forever lasting and although our time was short together, we had memories that will last an eternity. Love you Bob, always will! Until we meet again, my friend. Merry Christmas in Heaven! I hope you and your father are having a blast up there together! I love this photo of you and him... :)

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I made this t-shirt in memory of you, however I should have never washed it because the photo was ruined in the washer or dryer. Luckily, I took this photo of it before I washed it. I'm remembering you today as well my other loved ones who took their time to serve our country. Thank you Bob! Miss you so very much!!! Please keep guiding me through my life, send me all the signs you can...until we meet again my friend.

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I feel so lost without you

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Ok, so another night of me missing you, no surprise, this is going to happen until the day I die, my world feels so "empty" without you in it. It still hurts so bad on some nights that I feel the tears falling one by one. I wish you were here to wrap your loving arms around me and to tell me everything will be ok. It still feels unreal that you are no longer here, I'm not the only one who misses you but so many other people as well. I can't wait to see you again on the other side, it is something I will ALWAYS be looking forward to! Love and miss ya Bob!

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I know I'm a few days late...but Happy Birthday to you, you got your wish, a thunderstorm happened that day. Here I send you a "virtual" t-shirt that I know you would have loved. I love and miss you Bob. Until we meet again...

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