Karen Dee Hutchcroft
Date of Birth: June 28, 1950
Date of Death: September 25, 2018
Private Family Service
Havana- Karen Dee Hutchcroft, 68, 407 S Pearl St. passed from this life at 8:00 AM Tuesday September 25, 2018. She was known to her family as “Karen” and to her friends and business associates as “Dee”.
Dee was born June 28, 1950 in Quincy, IL; the only child of William Glen “Pete” Hutchcroft and Lucille (Mitze) Hutchcroft. She grew up in Warsaw and graduated from Warsaw High School, Class of 1968. She later graduated from Sul Ross College in Alpine, Texas, with a degree in Laboratory Sciences.
She was preceded in death by both her parents: Pete on June 17, 1965, and Lucille on June 17, 2011. Dee never married and had no children.
She was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church, Warsaw, IL; the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, and American Legion Auxiliary Unit # 6 of Macomb, IL.
After working in several hospitals in western Illinois, she was a laboratory technician at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb, IL for over 15 years, until a severe stroke in October 2006 forced her to retire and move in with long-time friends, Charles and Lynn Hadsall.
Dee is survived by two aunts, Ruth Hall of Quincy, IL; Bette Mohart of Gibson City, IL; one uncle, William (Pat) Mitze of Monticello, IL; one step-brother, Denny (Lil) Taylor and family of Warsaw, IL; several cousins and their families, and many friends.
At her request there will be no visitation and burial will be private. Her family will hold a gathering at a later date. Henry-Lange Memorial Home in Lewistown, IL is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Concordia Lutheran Church in Warsaw, IL; and American Legion Auxiliary of your choice, or Hospice Compassus of Peoria, IL. Condolences may be made at henrylange.com
From: Sally Dowling Sep 26 2018 4:40PM I’m so sorry to hear of Dee’s passing. She was a good friend in High School and Elementary.
Our parents were very good friends and I remember as a little girl going to her house and playing while our parents played cards. We pretended to be asleep when it was time to go home because I wanted to spend the night—sometimes it worked, sometimes not. We list track over the years and I’m ashamed to say I haven’t seen her since her Mother passed away. I have fond memories of our school years though.
From: DALE SYFERT Sep 27 2018 5:10AM It was my privilege to work with Dee for several years at MDH. She was a fine person and will be missed.
Dale F. Syfert, M.D.
From: Chris Campbell Sep 27 2018 4:46PM I'm so sorry to hear of Dee's passing. She was a great person and Co-worker.