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Marilyn Cecilia Hutchinson, 88

Marilyn Cecilia Hutchison, 88, of Huntley, died peacefully on April 12, 2024.
Marilyn was born in Beloit, Wisconsin on June 24, 1935, to her parents, Bertha, and Joseph Sagaitis. She was raised there with her brothers Eugene, Danny and Jerry and her sister Betty Lou. She was voted Homecoming Queen in her Senior year of high school. Marilyn was employed at the Wagon Wheel Resort for 4 years.
While she was at church, she met her future husband, Jerry Hutchison. Jerry was home from boot camp. Jerry was asking for directions and struck up a conversation with Marilyn and that is how they met. They married at Our Lady of Mercy Church on December 17, 1954.
They lived in Chicago for many years and had their first son, Jerry Thomas. Soon after, they had Mary Elizabeth. They purchased their first home in Wood Dale, Illinois and then Kristine was born. Marilyn was the manager of a dental office in Wood Dale.
Marilyn enjoyed raising her family, and all that went with it. She was an amazing cook, enjoyed reading, walking two miles daily and entertaining. They then moved to Des Plaines, and she worked in the cafeteria of Maine West High School. Later, Jerry and Marilyn purchased a 40-acre farm in Huntley, Illinois. They both enjoyed and appreciated farm life. While in Huntley, Marilyn became the Supervisor of Huntley High School. She started a full, hot lunch program with a salad bar. She was committed to healthy meals for all students. Marilyn also enjoyed antiquing, gardening, caring for her baby bull dogs and spending time with her family.
Marilyn was the heart and soul of our home and will be sorely missed. She was a loving wife, mother, and friend. Marilyn’s brilliant spirit and radiant smile and compassionate heart captivated everyone who knew her.
She is survived by her husband, Jerry Hutchison, her children, Mary Elizabeth (Fred) Behling and Kristine (Mark) Hutson. Marilyn is preceded in death by her son, Jerry Thomas, Jr.
For further information, please contact the DeFiore funeral home 847-515-8772.

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