Connie L. Dutton

Connie L. Dutton

Connie passed away Friday, June 30, 2017 at her home in Otsego.

She was born November 25, 1948 in Hastings the daughter of Ron and Marilyn (Tebo) Rivers. She had worked as a bookkeeper for Learn & Play Preschool and had also worked at Parker Hannifin, was a hospice worker and nurse’s aide. In her spare time she enjoyed gardening, camping, quilting and spending time with her grandchildren. On October 14, 1989 in Otsego she married Tom Dutton who survives.

Also surviving are her children, Chip (Tina) Austin and Guy (Tricia) Austin; grandchildren, Louie (Tina), Tyler (Taylor), Ashley and Jacob; great-grandchildren, Bailey, Abbigail and Sydney; mother, Marilyn; step-father, Grover DeForest; sister, Vicki Stegall; brother, Joe DeForest; mother-in-law, Patsy Dutton, brothers and sisters-in-law, Dave (Jackie) Dutton and Kathy (Larry) Meert along with many nieces and nephews.  

She was preceded in death by her father, Ron; step-mother, Dorothy; first husband, Cliff Austin Sr.; sister, Cinda Burcham and brother, Doug Rivers.

Friends may visit with Connie’s family starting at 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 A.M. with Celebrant, Bill Rose officiating.

Burial will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego.

Contributions in memory of Connie may be made to Wings of Hope Hospice of Allegan.

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  1. Darl and Joyce Gilliland says:

    We’re lifting the entire Dutton family in our prayers during this difficult time. May you all feel the many prayers being said for you.
    Much love and sympathy,

  2. Mike and Agnes Vanarsdal says:

    Mike and My deepest sympathy.
    May God’s almighty Grace be with each of you, who love Connie.

  3. Jackie (Earle) Esterline says:

    Tom & Pat, I’m so, so sorry for your loss. I’ll always remember how much my mom enjoyed the massages Connie gave her, and how helpful she was to me when I desperately needed some help.

  4. Carroll and Claudia Commans says:

    We are so sorry to hear of Connie’s passing. Hugs, prayers and love to her family. She will be greatly missed. Loved playing word games with her and watching their house being built and pictures of the kids, grandkids and great grandkids.

  5. Dolly and Dave Nicholson says:

    Tom, Chip, and Guy,
    Dave and I send our condolences. Connie was a wonderful lady who will be missed . Our love and prayers go out to you.

  6. Phil & Darlene Honeysett says:

    Sorry for your loss Chip and Tina. We will keep you nin our thoughts and prayers.

  7. Larry & Kathi Fuss says:

    We are saddened by the loss of Connie! Our prayers and thoughts are with you all! God bless and hold on to your many memories!!

  8. Sarah Volker-Clemens says:

    Chip & Tina, Tom and Grandma Pat, and the entire Dutton family, words cannot express how saddened I was to hear of Connies passing. I pray each and every one of you can feel the Good Lords arms surrounding you with each kind word of sympathy and love. As hard as it is to lose someone so dear to you, please try and find comfort in knowing what a simply AMAZING place she now is in- and that you all have a BEAUTIFUL guardian angel to watch over you all. Hugs to each of you.
    Much Love,
    Sarah Volker- Clemens and Family

  9. Clara Austin says:

    So very sorry for your loss! She was such a great person and loved her family and friends! She surely will be missed! God be with you all during this sad time, Love Aunt Clara Austin, and family,

  10. Dea says:

    So sorry for your loss.
    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  11. Barb (Every) Rowe says:

    Sorry to hear that Connie has passed. We had lots of fun in high school. Praying for you Marilyn, Vicki and Joe and your families.

  12. Tammy Thompson-Drake says:

    God Bless You All, so very sorry, our hearts and Prayers are with You!!!
    Jim & Tammy Thompson-Drake

  13. Kevin J Clark says:

    We are saddened to hear the news of Connies passing. So many conversations over the fence, and then some bantering on Facebook. I enjoyed her wit. Couldn’t ask for better neighbors. Tom, Guy, and Chip and the entire family, know that our thoughts are with you. The Clarks

  14. Coleen Himes says:

    So sorry to hear of Connie’s passing. My condolences to all of her family.

  15. Betsy Lutes says:

    Chip & Tina and family
    So sorry for you loss; keep her memory close to your hearts. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayer.

  16. Robin Wilberding says:

    My deepest sympathy to Connie’s family….we were in the same homeroom all through school. I enjoyed her so much. Please know she is our thoughts & prayers. Class of 1967…Mason High School, we also celebrated the same birth-date, Nov. 25, 1948. Hugs from Mason, Mich. Robin (Bobzine) Wilberding.

  17. Larry Tebo Jr. says:

    So sad to hear of Connie’s passing. May God Bless Her and Family. Prayers…..

  18. Denise and Larry Truax and Family says:

    Chip and Tina and Family, So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you all. May you feel his peace.

  19. Angela N. Webb says:

    Prayers sent to my wonderful family.. Connie will be greatly missed.. Love and hugs, Angela Webb.. Aka”Fred”.

  20. So sorry to hear of Connie’s passing. I remember her as a high school classmate who was warm, welcoming, and cheery. May the Lord hold you all in the palm of his hands at this time.

  21. Suzanne (nichols) Peck says:

    My condolences to your thoughts and prayers also.

  22. Robert Hurtekant says:

    My deepest condolences to you and your family on the passing of Connie. May the friendship of those around you and all the many prayers ease you through this time.

  23. Diane & John Glessner says:

    Dear Tom and family,

    We are so sad for you with the passing of Connie. We pray God will wrap you in His arms of comfort and love and sustain you at this very difficult time. With Love, Diane & John

  24. Joseph Dougherty says:

    Dear Chip and Family,

    We are very sorry for your loss. We pray the loving memories of mother will provide comfort and healing as time passes. May God Bless you and your family, and may your mother rest in peace.

    With deepest sympathies,

    Joe, Steve, & All of Your Friends at IPR

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