Robert Dale Dutton, 82, of Hebron, IN formerly of Mt. Carmel, IL passed away on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at his daughter's residence in Hebron, IN.
He was born on March 26, 1930 in Mt. Carmel, Illinois, the son of Kenneth Robert and Laurabelle (Pate) Dutton.
Robert was married to Laura Marie VanMatre on March 27, 1948, in Mt. Carmel; she preceded him in death on March 09, 2007.
He was raised in Mt. Carmel, were he attended Mt. Carmel High School. Robert played on the football and basketball teams during high school. After receiving his GED, he attended Purdue University, were he received degrees from the electrical and hydraulic departments. Robert worked as a licensed electrician until his retirement from LaSalle Steel.
Robert was a member of First Baptist Church in Mt. Carmel and Emmanuel Baptist Church in Hebron. He served as Master and was lifetime member of the Masonic Lodge in Mt. Carmel.
He is survived by his children, Robert Dutton Jr. of Vincennes, IN, Kenneth (Marianne) Dutton of Lowell, IN, Edward (Robin) Dutton of Orlando, FL, and Mona (Randall) Holder of Hebron, IN; seven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death was his sister, Maryann Dill and parents, Kenneth Robert and Laurabelle Dutton.
Visitation will be from 5-6:30 p.m. with Masonic Service at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 23, 2012 at Short Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 11:00 until the hour of service on Monday, September 24, 2012 at Short Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, September 24, 2012 at the chapel of Short Funeral Home with burial following the service at Highland Memorial Cemetery, Mt. Carmel, IL. Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Carmel Masonic Lodge.
Condolences may be made online at www.short-cunninghamfh.com
Published by Courier Press on Sep. 21, 2012.