Klinton I. “Cutch” McCutchin, age 81, of Dodgeville, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 11, 2014 at Upland Hills Health.
Cutch was born on September 16, 1932 in Kansas City, MO the son of Gusta Mae Siddens. He and his twin brother, Kreighton were adopted by Tom and Jeanne McCutchin in November of 1932. Cutch was a 1950 graduate of the Arena High School and later that year he met the love of his life, Wanda Bray at the Masonic Temple in Dodgeville. She took his breath away in her yellow formal and he told people the story of their love until the day he died. They were married on September 8, 1951. Cutch was a farmer from the beginning of his life to the end. He loved his beef cattle and often referred to them as Cutch’s Colorful Cows. He loved the Ruggles Farm and spent much of his time tending to his animals and his land. Cutch owned and operated McCutchin Crane Service from 1972 until 2008. He also drove school bus and sold insurance. He was a member of the Dodgeville United Methodist Church; The Dodgeville Masonic Lodge; The Valley of Madison Scottish Rite and The Zor Shrine. As he would say, “All roads lead to Hyde” which explains why he was a devoted member of the Hyde Historical Territory, was instrumental in the relocation and restoration of the Hyde Blacksmith Shop, and a member of the Hyde Cemetery Association. He was a supporter of the Shrine Hospital in Chicago having driven many children there. He also loved to travel whether for business or just for pleasure in his motor home. He was an avid Badger and Packer fan.
At 60 years old, Cutch not only found his birth mother, Gusta Mae Siddens, he befriended a huge new family in the south. Most of all, he loved his family. He attended hundreds of his children’s, grandchildren’s and great grandchildren’s parties, programs and life events.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Jeanne McCutchin; his birth mother, Gusta Mae Siddens; a younger brother, Tommy McCutchin; Wanda’s parents, Ford and Ethel Bray; his brothers-in-law, Keith Bray and Robert Bray and four sisters-in-law, Kathryn Bray; Helen O’Donnell; Marie McCutchin and Lois McCutchin.
Cutch is survived by his wife of 62 years, Wanda Jean McCutchin of Dodgeville; four children, Kim McCutchin (Rita Peterson) of Dodgeville; Kim’s children, Jason (Linda) McCutchin and daughter, Sydney; and Megan (Kevin) Weier and children, Preston, Molly, Nolen and Owen; Mark (Marcia) McCutchin of Edmund; their son, Jake (Krystle) McCutchin and daughter, Alexa; Laurie Robinson (John Schwarz) of Mineral Point and daughter, Capriel Robinson and her son Braiden; and Mike (Kathy) McCutchin of Janesville and children, Kami (Brandon) Brauer and Mitch (Jessica Morris) McCutchin and daughter Mya; his twin brother, Kreighton (Joyce) McCutchin of Baraboo; nephews, Kreighton Jr. “Skip” (Mary Ellen) McCutchin and Scott (Toni) McCutchin and their sons Brett and Sean; a brother-in-law, Jim O’Donnell as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, May 15, 2014 at the Dodgeville United Methodist Church. Pastor Rom Pegram will officiate with burial at East Side Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the church where Masonic Services will be held at 8:00 P.M. Friends may also call at the church on Thursday after 10:00 A.M.
In lieu of flowers, memorials will be given to Cutch’s favorite charities.