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John R. "Jack" Hitchingham

Obituary Condolences

Nov. 4, 1932- Feb. 6, 2014

John "Jack" R. Hitchingham, age 81, of Shepherd, passed away Thursday, February 6, 2014 at the Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center in Saginaw.
Funeral Services will be Monday, February 10, 2014 at 1 p.m. from the Berry Funeral Home in Shepherd with Deacon Mike Smith officiating. Interment will be in St. Vincent DePaul Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Berry Funeral Home.
Jack was born November 4, 1932 in Ypsilanti to Donald and Elizabeth (Beard) Hitchingham. He married Diana Robinson October 3, 1959 at St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church in Shepherd. He graduated from Shepherd High School, then served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict being stationed at Ft. Bliss, Texas. Jack retired from Dow Chemical in Midland after many years of service. He was an avid sportsman and loved hunting and fishing.
He is survived by his wife, Diana; and 6 children, Scott Hitchingham of Shepherd, Tom (Susan) Hitchingham of Shepherd, Lorena (Wayne) Clarambeau of Flushing, Chris Hitchingham of Shepherd, Patrick (Sherry) Hitchingham of Edenville, and Chad (Christina) Hitchingham of Shepherd; 17 grandchildren; and 1 great grandchild; 2 brothers, Leo (Betty) Hitchingham of Gaylord, and Greg (Kim) Hitchingham of Dewitt.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Sandra McCray.
Published in The Morning Sun on Feb. 8, 2014
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