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Delmar "Dean" Hutton

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“A true gentleman, great friend and Masonic Brother, He will truly be missed by his family and his Masonic family. ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: Terry Mangrum - Sterling Heights, MI

“My thoughts are with you during this difficult time of loss. Please let me know if there is anything I can do.Our deepest sympathy, Ivan Pastora and...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Ivan Pastora - Warren, MI

“The loss of Dean and Bonnie to our family circle will always remain within my heart.My sympathy to his children and their families, and to his loving...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“Sorry to hear of your loss, Dean and I worked together for many years at Chrysler Sterling Stamping. He was always cheerful full of laughter and just...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Charles (Charlie) Brown - MI

5 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“My condolences and love go to the family of a great and loving man with so many interesting things in life, I will forever remember the summer rides...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Bruce Choplick - Wilmington, DE

“I am so sorry Dave , Mark and Family. I knew Dean through SQUARE shooters and one thing about Dean, He was a square shooter, not just on the range,...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Tom Dell - East China, MI

“So sorry, Got to know Dean through the Square Shooters Shooting League. From day one he simply pours into you , very passionate about what he does ....Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Bill Elliott - Chesterfield, MI

“Although I only knew him briefly, it was a pleasure to have met him as a brother of the craft..R.I.P. DeanPart of the Trillium Brotherhood Visitations ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: Greg Ferguson - Brother

“To the Hutton family We are so sorry to hear of your family loss. ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Ron & Carol Jackson - New Hudson, MI

“To the Hutton family, I am very truly sorry for your loss, Dean was a great man, and mentor. ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Erik Johnson - Hamilton, NJ

“Sorry for our loss. ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Bill & Lesa Quickel - Pomeroy, OH

Delmar Dean Hutton, "Dean," age 73 of Clinton Township, died Friday, January 12, 2018 surrounded by his loving family at home. Dean was born November 17, 1944 in Detroit, son of the late John Gilbert Hutton and the late Vera Freda (nee: Quickel) Hutton.

Born and raised in Detroit, Dean attended Denby High School on the city's east side. It was around that time in his life that Dean found himself swooning over a gorgeous young girl by the name of Bonnie. What began as friendship eventually blossomed into love, and that love led them both to the altar where they shared their "I Do's" in the presence of family and friends alike on April 24, 1965 at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Detroit. When the priest introduced the newlyweds, it was the beginning of a love-filled journey that found Dean & Bonnie building the comforts of home, raising two boys, and growing deeper in love with each passing day. For many years the Hutton's called Roseville their home enjoying the friendship of their neighbors nearby. It would be a few years later that they felt the nudge to call somewhere new their home, so they picked up the stakes and shuffled off a bit northeast to the neighboring community of Clinton Township. A sprawling and growing community, where Dean ultimately settled into retirement and began his journey throughout the golden years.

Not long after sharing his vows with Bonnie, Dean entered into a commitment with our armed forces that found him spending six years, from 1966 thru 1972, as part of the Army Reserves. At a time when our country was caught up in a number of challenging events, it was young men like Dean that were trained, and at the ready, to serve in a much greater capacity,…for our country and its flag.

For his career path, Dean joined the crowd of young men who went knocking on the door of the automotive giants and were welcomed in with open arms. He was a mere 24 years old when he started working for Chrysler. Eventually completing the apprenticeship program, he became a Skilled Trade Welder Repairman, the position that held the remainder his career that spanned over 30 years. After giving of his talents and extending the utmost in service excellence, Dean finally accepted his well-deserved retirement in 1998.

While in retirement Dean always stayed active and busy. He was not the type of person who was content to simply lay around all day. Dean became "Mr. Fix-It", he found great enjoyment in tinkering around the house,…and even more especially out in the garage. Yes, he was often called upon to fix the computer or tend to the little issues that would pop up around the house. However, the "real work" was what Dean accomplished in his garage,…pretty much what most men consider their castle, right? The majority of what Dean tinkered with, out in his castle, came with a set of wheels. From bicycles to dirt bikes, and yes, especially motorcycles. If it had wheels and a motor, Dean was all over it. Not only repairing bikes, he also possessed a strong passion for riding them as well. This reflects his earlier years and the association he shared with the "Flying Horsemen,"…a host of dirt bike and moto-cross riders who raced and competed with each other. Dean would often reflect on the scrambles he competed in at the track in Brown City. More than just riding and competing, Dean ultimately threw his hat in the ring to help manage the organization. This led to the position of Vice President of the Flying Horsemen,…a role he took seriously and held in the highest esteem.

It was in the early 70's, perhaps even beforehand, that he and a buddy used to hop on their motorcycles and head out for those annual summer trips they enjoyed so well. On one momentous day, that "great idea light bulb" flashed over Dean's head and spurred the beginnings of the "Hutton Motorcycle Touring Club." As a charter & founding member of the HMTC (Circa 1973), the club was formed to expound on what he and his buddy had begun and enjoyed together, but on a much grander scale,…and grew it did. Dean cherished his time together to see America on a bike with a bunch of fellow riders which evolved into an annual trip that became tradition for the club. As a group, the HMTC's treks have taken them to every state east of the Mississippi River, adventures of which have produced a collection of wonderful memories of places visited and the splendor of what they enjoyed along the way. For 30 years, Dean was a part of it all until he finally retired from riding in 2003. But like the old saying goes; "you can't keep a good man down,"…Dean continued the tradition of the annual bike trip not on his motorcycle but following along in his minivan.

Another of Dean's pleasures was enjoyed with a gun in his hand each time he visited one of his favorite spots, the Brown Bear Shooting Range in Chesterfield. Dean became part of another group, the "Square Shooter's Club" which he initiated in 2008. Still providing that sense of competitiveness that he loved, this was a bit more exacting and commanded a precision that seemed to flow through Dean naturally. He was great with a gun, so much so that he was designated the rank of Distinguished Expert. Tuesday evenings were always an evening blocked our for Dean's time spent at the shooting range. Following the Gun Club and range time, friends and family would enjoy a meal at the Sugar Bush Restaurant.

Many of Dean's fraternal associations have been touched on, yet one of the most important remains untold,…that being his association with the Mason's, a brotherhood of which he was a member since 1980. Hailing as a Past Master of the Pillar Lodge #526 in Mt. Clemens, much of Dean's membership was spent at