Lloyd L. Hutchins, 72-year-old resident of Swanville, passed away Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, at his residence. A Funeral Service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 4, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Swanville, with Pastor Kevin Zellers officiating. Burial will take place in Bearhead Cemetery at a later date.
Lloyd “Bud” L. Hutchins was born in Long Prairie, January 31, 1945, to the late Lloyd and Mathilda (Rahn) Hutchins. He grew up in Pillsbury. Lloyd was a cowboy right from the start. He liked helping on the farm and as a young teen, started competing in rodeos, which he enjoyed for many years. Lloyd also enjoyed hunting and fishing with his family and friends. As an adult, he worked mostly as an over-the-road truck driver for Larson Boats. In his retirement, his favorite pastime was drinking coffee and visiting at the Long Prairie Tarp Shop. His greatest love was his three sons and their families. Lloyd was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by many.
Lloyd was survived by his sons, Leon (Michelle) Furlong of Grand Rapids, Lonny (Michelle) Hutchins of Swanville and Luke (Jessica) Hutchins of Modesto, Calif.; grandchildren, Felicia and Tyra Furlong, Alexis, Milo, Mathilda, Ellen and Louis Hutchins. Lloyd is preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Mathilda Hutchins; sisters, Loretta Adams, Elaine Woodrow, Patricia Quien and Leona Feucht.