Note: Andrew George Hutter, age 79 years, died Tuesday, October 28, 2008 at Brookdale Senior Living (Clare Bridge Cottage). He was born to Richard and Malinda (Leinberger) Hutter on June 17, 1929 in Monitor Township and resided in Bay County all his life. Before his retirement in 1983, he was employed with General Motors’ Grey Iron Foundry Plant for 33 years. Andy was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and former member of Pilgrim Lutheran Church (Essexville), where he served on both of its board of elders for many years. He was also involved in the activities at St. John the Evangelist Parish (Essexville), was an active bowler and golfer, and enjoyed woodworking following his retirement.
On October 31, 1969, Andy was united in marriage to Rose Claerhout and they shared their lives together for nearly 39 years. Rose survives him, along with five children, Suzanne Hutter of Bay City, Judy (Ken) Anderson and Richard Hutter of Midland, Larry (Stacy) Hutter of Auburn, and Diana (Jim) Smith of Saginaw; eight grandchildren, Jay (Emily) and Kyle (Erin) Anderson, Mandy, Lauren, Sara, Victoria, and Vanessa Hutter, and Tanner Smith; his brother, Jacob (Virginia) Hutter of Bay City; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Bette Berkman, Dolly and Dick Maternowski, Leo and Rose Markel; as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was also predeceased by an infant daughter, Peggy Hutter; a brother, Eldor Hutter; two brothers-in-law, Lawrence “Snook” (Maxine) and Jim Claerhout.
Funeral services will be Friday, October 31, 2008 at 1:00 PM in Zion Lutheran Church, 510 W. Ivy, Bay City. Andy will lie in state in church Friday after 12:00 Noon. Rev. William H. Allwardt and Rev. Erwin M. Hutter (Andy’s nephew) will officiate and interment will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to Zion Lutheran Church or St. John the Evangelist Parish. Visiting hours are Thursday from 2:00 to 8:00 PM at the W. A. Trahan Funeral Chapel.
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