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Robert E. Hutmacher (91), died on September 1, 2019. He was born December 21, 1927, in Freeport , Illinois. He graduated from Tri-State University and was a WW II United States Navy veteran. He retired from Magnavox as Director of Materials after 29 years of service. He was a member of Trinity English Lutheran Church and its Senior Mens' club.

Surviving are his wife Jacqueline (Jackie) Hutmacher, son John (Karen) Hutmacher, step-sons, Dr. Alfred Wermuth (Nancy), Thomas Wermuth and William Wermuth; all of Fort Wayne. Bob is also survived by 5 grandchildren; Rob Wermuth (Amy) of Leo, IN; Sarah (Nick) Turiano of Morgantown, WV; Emma Wermuth of Austin, TX; Molly (Kyle) Blake of Fort Wayne; and Robert (Katie) Hutmacher of Fort Collins, CO; along with one great-granddaughter, Grace Turiano. His sister, Mary Alice (Robert) Chaka of Mentor, OH also survives. He was preceded in death by his son, Michael Hutmacher and daughter-in-law, Julie Hutmacher.

Bob enjoyed summers spent with Jackie on Lake James and traveling throughout the United States and Europe. He was known by friends and family as a car aficionado. His hobbies also included reading and completing projects around the house.

Services will be at 10:30 on Friday, September 6 at Trinity English Lutheran Church with calling one hour before. Burial will be in Lindenwood Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the church. Arrangements are being made at D.O. McComb and Sons.