Obituaries

Michael "Mike" Hutchison

Nov 3, 2020
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Services:

Services are planned for May of 2021 with inurnment in Waterloo Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation:

Cemetery:

Waterloo Memorial Park Cemetery

Memorials:

American Cancer Society for GIST Research

Biography

Michael R. "Mike" Hutchison, 80, of Waterloo, died at UnityPoint Health - Allen Hospital, Sunday, November 1st.  Mike was born November 16, 1939, in Waterloo, son of Raymond Eckels and Margaret R Nauman Hutchison.  He graduated West High School 1958 and attended UNI.

Mike served in the United States Army 1960 to 1964, three years with the 7th Army in Germany.  He married Elvira "Ellie" C. Geis on May 10, 1963, in Mannheim Sandhoffen, West Germany. 

Mike worked in Finance/Mortgage Lending for most of his life.  He started with The Leavitt & Johnson Company 1964 to 1986.  He then went to work at MidAmerica Savings Bank and after numerous name changes thru the nineties he transitioned over and went to work for Trammell Crow  a facilities management company.  In the early 2000’s they sold to CB Richard Ellis where he retired in 2009 as Senior Facilities Manager.  He managed over 30 properties for a bank client with locations in Iowa and Illinois.  After retirement he worked at Locke Funeral Home as a funeral attendant.

Mike was Past President of the Waterloo Lions Club 1993-94 and Lions District Cabinet Secretary 1998-99.  He was an avid gardener for over 50 years and canned hundreds of jars of produce from his garden including green beans, carrots, beets, tomatoes, and tomato juice.  His other great passion was boating and chasing fish, some catching, mostly chasing.

Survived by: wife Ellie; son Robert “Bob” (Kristi) Hutchison of Florence, AZ; grandsons, Matthew Hutchison of Cedar Falls and Cory Hutchison of Breckenridge, CO; cousins, Sue and Gary Schulz and Judy Champion, all of Osage. four sisters in law, Edda McCalley, Magda O’Lear, Linda (friend Bill Spivey) Solomen, and Gerda Wolfe; a brother in law Frankie Geis; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceded by: parents, brother in law Fred Geis, sister in law Liselatt Geis, and cousin Jim Dunkelberg.

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  1. Julie Hemauer | Nov 10, 2020

    Sending positive thoughts snd prayers to you all.

    Much love, Julie snd Joe

  2. Jeanne and John Speas | Nov 07, 2020
    Mike and I woked at MidAmerica Savings Bank and then through some buyouts.  Such a nice guy.  I remember one morning it was super icy and Mike came out to help me and other ladies get from across the icy parking lot into the bank.  What a gentleman!  Ellie, both John and I are so very sorry for your loss.  Peace to you all.
  3. Brad Condon | Nov 04, 2020
    My good friend and neighbor. I will miss talking to you over the fence with all your insights on local events. Rest in peace.

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