Ronald R. Hutt, 75

Ronald R. Hutt, from the town of Grafton, passed away Tuesday evening, Nov. 19, 2013, at Lawlis Family Hospice in Mequon.

He was 75 years old.

Ron was born June 11, 1938, in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., the son of Albert and Esther Sabourin Hutt. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Marines from 1957 until 1963.

For over 23 years, Ron worked as a tool and dye maker at GM in Oak Creek. Ron was a man who wasn’t afraid to work hard. He always said, “If you want extras in life, you have to work extra” and would often work side jobs, roofing houses to provide his “pocket money.” On Oct. 24, 1993, he was united in marriage with Diane (nee Einerson, formerly Stahl).

Ron was a proud Marine veteran, and a member of the American Legion in Sault Ste. Marie, Post 0003, as well as the local Leatherneck Club, serving as commander for one year. His favorite hangout was the Legion Hall in Port Washington. In his younger days, he loved to hunt, fish and relax by the campfire with good friends and neighbors. In his retirement, he enjoyed spending time with family and friends, watching the History channel and Packers games, reading and traveling up north. He loved trivia, limericks and puzzle tricks.

Ron is survived by his wife, Diane of Grafton; and his awesome children, Ken (friend Theresa) of Arizona, Fred (fiancé Heather) of Mequon and Kristin (Craig) Ostrander of Clinton. He felt privileged to be a stepfather to Stacey (Ronald) Van Schyndel of Canada. He is further survived by his grandchildren, Carter and Spencer Ostrander, Kayla and Mitch Van Schyndel and Stephanie Hutt; brother, Albert “Buck” (Sally) Hutt; sister, Joy Reed; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his son, Ronald E. Hutt.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at Eernisse Funeral Home, 1600 W. Grand Ave., Port Washington. Full military honors will follow the service. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight.

The Eernisse Funeral Home, Port Washington, is honored to be serving the family. Online condolences may be left at