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Eugene B.
Hutfles

July 29, 1929 – April 9, 2018

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Obituary for Eugene B. Hutfles

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Eugene "Gene" Bernard Hutfles was born at the family farm south of Herndon, KS, on July 29, 1929. He was the third of nine children born to Frank and Mary (Unger) Hutfles. He passed away April 9, 2018, at the Collier Hospice Center in Wheat Ridge, CO, at the age of 88.

Gene grew up at "the Midway" (the family farm midway between Atwood and Oberlin. He attended Herndon High School where he participated in baseball, football, and basketball. He graduated in 1949 and was drafted into the United States Army in 1950, serving in Alaska for 2 years, during the Korean Conflict.

After his discharge from the Army, he met Jannette Pollnow at a local dance. They were united in marriage at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Herndon on September 8, 1954. After several seasons of farming the family land north of the Midway, Gene and Jannette moved to Arvada, CO, where they started their family, raising four children.

Gene was a self-taught carpenter, working in the Arvada area. He also enjoyed his work in maintenance at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church for many years. In retirement, he enjoyed wood-working and donated his time and his wood-working creations to St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church and to his relatives and friends. He loved horses, cattle, old-school country music, and puttering around in his home and garage, making picture frames and other farm wood projects, right up until the time he had to move to Hospice.

Gene is survived by his four children; son Terry (Pat), Chuck (girlfriend Teri), Andy (Sherry), and daughter LaDawn "Dee Dee" (Brian) Towell; four grandchildren, Lee (fiance Megan) Hutfles, Hannah (Adrian) Dalstra, Avery Hutfles, and Eric Smith; one great-grandson, August "Augie" Dalstra; three brothers, Gerald, Alvin, and Roger Hutfles; and three sisters, Marg Mowry, Marilyn Weishapl and Angela (Dick) Rosebrough.

Gene was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 57 years, Jannette Pollnow Hutfles; his parents, Frank and Mary Hutfles; brother Arnold Hutfles and sister Sylvia Sattler; brother-in-laws Chuck Stupka, Tom Mowry, and Charlie Weishapl, and sister-in-law Darlene Arnold Hutfles.

A Celebration of Life Mass will be held at 10:00 AM, Thursday, April 12, 2018, at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, Arvada, Co. On Saturday, April 14, 2018, a rosary service will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Herndon, KS, at 10:30 AM. Gene will be interred next to Jannette at the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.

First Visitation

When Thursday, April 12th, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am
Location
St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church
Address
12735 W. 58th Avenue
Arvada, CO 80004
Additional Information

Mass of Christian Burial Information

When
Thursday, April 12th, 2018 10:30am
Officiating
Father Nathan Goebel
Location
St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church
Address
12735 W. 58th Avenue
Arvada, CO 80004

Rosary Service

Location
Address
12735 W. 58th Avenue

Interment Information

When
Saturday, April 14th, 2018
Location
St. Mary's Cemetery
Address
Address Not Available
Herndon, Kansas 67739