Billy Max Hutton, the son of Myrtle A. (Dunning) and Irvin M. Hutton, was born March 16, 1926, at Plainville.


     Billy Max Hutton, the son of Myrtle A. (Dunning) and Irvin M. Hutton, was born March 16, 1926, at Plainville. He died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, at the Webster County Community Hospital in Red Cloud, Neb., at the age of 85 years, 7 months and 2 days.
     A veteran of World War II, he served his country with the United States Army's 98th Infantry Division and was discharged at war's end in 1946. On Aug. 6, 1946, Bill was united in marriage with Jeanette Stewart at the First Christian Church in Stockton. This union was blessed with four children, Mark, Deborah, Wm. Daniel and Jennifer.
     Bill was employed as a certified mechanical engineer with Farmland Industries for 32 years. He began with their pipeline division as a welder and ditch digger. In 1961, the family moved to Hastings, Neb., where Bill helped build the anhydrous ammonia plant. From 1967 to 1969, they lived at Dodge City. Bill worked at Phillipsburg and Lawrence, Kansas, and Hastings, Neb., before retiring in 1984, when they moved to Guide Rock, where he built their home.
     Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Jeanette, on Feb. 12, 2010; and two brothers, Ustel and Vernon Hutton.
     Surviving are two sons, Mark Hutton and wife Martha of Soldotna, Alaska, and William Daniel Hutton and wife, Patty, of Red Cloud, Neb.; two daughters, Deborah Jean Dyche and husband, Larry, of Albuquerque, N.M.;, and Jennifer Hutton of Tulsa, Okla.; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
      Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the First Chrisitan Church in Hastings, Neb., with the Rev. Jim Gordon officiating.
    Condolences may be sent to the family at www.wmsfh.com.
    Williams Funeral Home, Red Cloud, Neb., is in charge of arrangements.