John S. Hutmacher, 70, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, passed peacefully on Friday, October 23, 2020, at 10:17 a.m. at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home from a serious illness lasting 46 days. Born in Angola, Indiana on July 11, 1950 to the late Barbara (Sanders) and Robert E. Hutmacher and is survived by stepmother, Jacqueline Hutmacher and father-in-law Frederick W. Behrns both of Fort Wayne. John married Karen M. Behrns, who survives, on January 29, 1977 during the Blizzard of ’77, and then celebrated their 1-yr. anniversary during the Blizzard of ’78! John graduated from Elmhurst H.S. and worked in Sales throughout his life, the last being at Diversified Labeling Solutions, Chicago. John will be remembered as a kind and gentle man who always had time and patience for those he met! He was an avid sci-fi reader, enjoyed I.U. Basketball, dancing, cooking and fishing for relaxation. Many good memories were told of his early life with Mike at Grandma and Grandpa Sanders’ dairy farm in Missouri. John is survived by his wife Karen and In-laws: Kathy (Dave) Hilliker of Peoria, Arizona, Tom (Jenny) Behrns, Linda (Earl) Irwin, and Susan Sherman all of Fort Wayne and Greg Idzi, Naples, Florida; nieces and nephews: Allison (Darrell) Hilliker, Michael (Mandir) Behrns, Kari (Dan) Coffey, Kellianne Keim, Elizabeth and Andrew Sherman, Gloria and Kristina Idzi, Alex (Katie) Hutmacher and Molly (Hutmacher) Blake as well as many great nieces and nephews. John is survived by step-brothers Dr. Al (Nancy), Tom (Mary) and Bill Wermuth. John was preceded in death by his brother, Michael R. Hutmacher and his wife, Jewell (Haarer), his mother-in-law, Patricia L. (Martin) Behrns and sister-in-law, Mary K. (Behrns) Idzi. Funeral Service will be 2:00 pm, Friday, October 30, 2020 at Divine Mercy Funeral Home, 3500 Lake Ave with calling 2 hours prior. Father Eric Burgener officiating. Burial will be in Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne. Memorials may be made to Allen County SPCA and Kate’s Kart. To sign the online guest book, go to www.divinemercyfuneralhome.com
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