Bill (Wilbert) Hutton
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Dr. Bill (Wilbert) Hutton, PhD. (July 30, 1927 to April 5 2013) Loving husband of Marilyn for 59 years, great father to Mary (Larry Eyer) and Robert (Jo Mitchell), proud grandfather of Kelsey and Kevin Eyer; Elizabeth, Roberta and Virginia Hutton. Born and raised in Denver, (Eagle Scout, West High Class of '45), he returned at retirement, as Professor Emeritus, from Iowa State University in 1990. First in his family to graduate high school, he became an inspiring teacher and mentor with a true love of Chemistry. BS from U of Denver, PhD from Michigan State. Served in Army Medical Corps, Frankfurt, Germany '54-'56. Taught at Bowling Green State University, University of Illinois-Urbana and ISU. Also guest professor in India with NSF/USAID two years. Active in American Chemical Society until his death. Many awards and recognitions local and national, including Catalyst Award for Excellence in Chemistry Teaching from Chemical Manufacturer's Association. He was a man who loved books - volunteering at Denver Public Library - the Muppets (incorporating them in Chemistry lectures), and life-long learning. He was funny, compassionate and humble - a GOOD man!
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Published in Des Moines Register from Apr. 26 to Apr. 28, 2013