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James Hutmacher

James Hutmacher

James "Jim" Julius Hutmacher, age 65, of Quincy, died on Monday, July 24, 2017 in Blessing Hospital. He was born on June 1, 1952 in Quincy, a son of Harold & Virginia (Fries) Hutmacher. Jim was a 1970 graduate of Christian Brothers High School, a 1974 graduate of Bradley University and a graduate of San Francisco State University with a Masters Degree in Communications.

After graduation from Bradley, He moved to Marin County, California where he began a colorful life in various positions as a teacher, football coach, and working in the arts fair. He was a bodyguard for a time for rocker: Jessie Collins and the Youngbloods. Then he entered the movie industry working on several movies and making friends with several actors and doing various commercials. While in California, he made many dear friends who he greatly missed when he moved back to Quincy.

When he moved back to Quincy, he renewed his friendship with his high school "brothers". He was an accomplished artist known for his paintings and etchings. He also wrote a book about a very close friend and his time in the Korean War.

Jim worked as a bailiff at the Adams County Sheriff's Department and then as a correctional officer and counselor at the Adams County Juvenile Correctional Facility.

Even in death, he is still giving life as a tissue and organ donor.

Jim is survived by his sister: Janet Hutmacher of Quincy. Numerous cousins and the treasured family of friends in Quincy and California.

He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents and numerous aunts and uncles.

His body will be cremated but his soul and spirit will be in heaven with his family and friends. There will be no formal services but a celebration of his life will follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Quincy Humane Society or to Quincy Notre Dame High School. The Duker & Haugh Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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From:
Aaron Arnold
Quincy, IL
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On behalf of everyone here at the detention center, I send my deepest condolences to Jim's family. He was a friendly soul who will be dearly missed.
From:
Bonnie (Bennett) Perrine
QUINCY, IL
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Janet, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you at this time.
From:
Jeff Wiemelt
Quincy, IL
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Janet, so sorry for your loss ! Jim was a genuine gentleman to everyone he met and will miss his smile, big heart and story's.
Lots of memories to cherish !!
From:
Teresa
Corvallis, MT
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Janet, I am so sorry for the loss of your brother. I will never forget Jim...his laugh, his dimples with his big smile and the sparkle in his eyes. I wish he could have seen Glacier Park. He will have a better view of it now.
From:
Mike & Barb Hutmacher
the Villages, FL
Comments:
So sorry to hear of Jimmy's passing. He was a fun-loving guy who had many talents. He will be missed by many including us! May he rest in peace.

Mike & Barb Hutmacher
From:
Amy H
Quincy, IL
Comments:
So sorry for you loss I worked with Jim for a short time at the Detention Center, he was such a great man!! I have a picture he drew for me still, I will treasure it!
From:
Lynn and Tony Cameron
Quincy, IL
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In the words of James Carville, Jim was a 'sticker". If he was your friend, he was your friend all the way. To say he will be missed is a global understatement. Prayers and sympathy, Dear Friend Janet.
From:
Steven Traubitz
Quincy, IL
Comments:
I am honored and blessed to have known Jim. We have so many great memories. He was truly a blessing in my life and I will miss him. My condolences.
From:
Ed Hoffman
Evansville, IN
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RIP Hoot, good friend, class mate, and Raider football team mate. You are missed.
From:
Donna and Mark Hummel
Louisville, KY
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Janet so sorry to hear about Jim. Mark and I have many great memories with Jim from St John's. Jim was one of the good guys that we always enjoyed being around. We will miss his laugh and great spirit.
From:
Julie Reiter
Quimcy, IL
Comments:
Janet. So sorry to hear about Jim.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
From:
Kay Penrose
Quincy, IL
Comments:
My condolences, will pray for his repose soul and you Janet.
From:
Lynne/George Scholz
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Great Friend, Fun Friday Nights! Loyal! Terrific Teammate, Amazing Artist, Author, Filmmaker, Coach, All State (Honorable Mention) Football 🏈🏈🏈 Full Scholarship to Bradley University. RIP "HOOT" ... God Bless and God Speed!
From:
Alan Dodd
Mckinleyville, CA
Comments:
It's hard to believe Jim is gone . He was a great guy and a good friend.muneines
From:
Alan Dodd
Mckinleyville, CA
Comments:
It's hard to believe Jim is gone. He was a great guy and a good friend.
From:
Greg Lueckenhoff
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Janet,
Extending my deepest condolences to you in the loss of Jim.
What a great guy, his talent,witt and attributes live on in those who's lives he touched. His laugh was one that always got everyone laughing with him. the life of a party!
Every time i drive down Chestnut i think of you all and remember those wonderful memories made so long ago.
Know you have been and continue to be in my thoughts and prayers as days go by. May God give you strength and peace.
My deepest condolences, Greg
From:
jack klues
arlington heights, IL
Comments:
Cousin Jim was a big man with an even bigger heart.

I will miss him , but remember the great times growing up together and him taking the time to help his little cousin ( I will never forget that it was Jim that turned me on to Jethro Tull ;)
From:
Gary Scheufele
Cedar Rapids, IA
Comments:
Janet sorry to hear about Jim. I too have memories from St John's. He will be missed. God bless.