Bruce Hutcherson

Bruce Hutcherson

Friday, March 6th, 1942 Saturday, March 28th, 2020

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Obituary for Bruce Owen Hutcherson Jr.

Mr. Bruce Owen Hutcherson Jr., age 78, of Patriot, Indiana, entered this life on March 6, 1942 in Louisville Kentucky. He was the son of the late Bruce Hutcherson Sr. and Lucille (Spillman) Hutcherson. He was raised in Patriot Indiana and was a 1960 graduate of the Patriot High School. Bruce was a 1965 graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelors in Science and Agriculture. He taught Science and Agriculture at Patriot and Switzerland County High School from 1965 - 1969. Bruce was united in marriage to Jill Anne Asbury on August 20, 1965 at the Patriot United Methodist Church. Their 55th anniversary would have been on August 20, 2020. This union was blessed with two children, Kimberly Gail and Joseph Shane. Bruce farmed in Posey Township from 1965 - 2005 where he raised corn, wheat, beans, cattle, and hogs. He retired from large scale farming in 2005. From 2005 - 2020 he remained active with mowing contracts and assisting friends with 'wrenching' on projects. He loved the outdoors and his passions were hunting, fishing, and trap shooting. He had a home target shooting area where he spent a lot of time. He tractor pulled for many years and was a National Champion 13 times with his famous 'Pig" called Makin Bacon Special. He cherished his pulling family from around the world. Bruce passed away at 10:05 a.m., Saturday, March 28, 2020, at Highpoint Health in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

Bruce will be missed by his wife, Jill Anne (Asbury) Hutcherson of Patriot IN; his daughter, Kim Janssen and her husband, Sean of Oregon, IL; his son, Joe Hutcherson and his wife Jeanne of Indianapolis, IN; his grandchildren, Cameron and Conner Bowline, Madalyn, Carly, and Bryce Hutcherson and Michael and Courtney Janssen; his great-grandchildren, Landon and Jaxten; his sister, Carol Ann Armstrong of Patriot, IN and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bruce Owen Hutcherson, Sr., died March 3, 1994 and Lucille (Spillman) Hutcherson, died November 29, 2001.

A celebration of Bruce's life is planned for later this Summer.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mr. Bruce Owen Hutcherson, Jr. Endowment Fund c/o Community Foundation of Switzerland County, Inc.. Please mail checks to Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, IN 47043 or you may call into the office at 812-427-2424. Cards are also available online at

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Alice Leonberg

Jill and family sad for your loss. Have a lot of good memories of the tractor pulling days. He was a wonderful person and will be missed by all who knew him. Prayers for your family.
Comment | Posted at 10:03am via Condolence

Charlie Nelson

In memory of a good man and a good friend
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Rick Patrick

Carol Ann, Jill and family. It saddened me to read of Bruce' passing. Please accept my condolences.
Comment | Posted at 09:24am via Condolence

David Boles

Jill, Kim and Joe I was sorry to hear of Bruce's passing. I know this is a difficult time for you. Bruce was a good man who leaves a great family behind to carry on for him. My prayers are with you all.
D Boles
Comment | Posted at 09:44pm via Condolence

Vella Hufford

I was sorry to hear this. Bruce was a neighbor to the Hufford’s for many years. Prayers for the family.
Vella (Betty) Hufford
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