10-15-2020 Tri-City Area Obituaries

LOIS STEPICH Lois Evelyn McGaughey Stepich was born February 16, 1942 to Phyllis Olson McGaughey and Emil Rankin McGaughey in East Chicago, Indiana.

DANIEL L. HUTCHINS Dan’s life began August 1, 1952 in Watervliet. He was a lifetime area resident and graduate of Watervliet Public Schools. On August 28, 1971 he married his high school sweetheart Cheryl Dillenbeck and they enjoyed 49 years together raising a family, working, and playing.

Dan leaves behind a loving family to cherish his memory including: his wife Cheryl; three children Jessica (Michael) Woodworth, Daniel Scott Hutchins (Jonathan Stevenson) and Gina (Scott) Schiming; six grandchildren Ben and Morgan Woodworth, Madalyn and Evan Hutchins, Zachary and Kayla Schiming; two brothers Mike (Jane) Hutchins and Bob (Janyce) Hutchins; three sisters Pat (Rick) Vawter, Mary (Larry) Doroh, and Kathy (John) Curtis; and many nieces and nephews. Dan died Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020 at home surrounded by his loving family. His parents G.W. and Norma (Morlock) Hutchins precede Dan in death. Friends may visit with Dan’s family Thursday, Oct. 15, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., at Hutchins Funeral Home in Watervliet. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, October 16, 2020, 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Watervliet with burial following in Fairview Memorial Cemetery in Watervliet.

Memorials may be made in Dan’s memory to Watervliet Township Parks to be used for the soccer field project. You are invited to leave a message of comfort for Dan’s family at hutchinsfuneral.com.

MARDELLE JANE SAURBIER Mardelle Jane Saurbier, 90, of Hartford, passed away on October 7, 2020 in Niles.