Hutchins Funeral Home

209 S Main St
Watervliet, Michigan 49098
Berrien County
(269) 463-3811

Check with Hutchins Funeral Home about which type of funeral services and products the funeral home, mortuary or memorial chapel provide at their Watervliet, Michigan location.

Contact the Hutchins Funeral Home Funeral Director to ensure the services they provide match your personal needs. Call the Funeral Director at (269) 463-3811.

If there is a religious preference, make sure that Hutchins Funeral Home can accommodate your religious practices before, during and after the funeral ceremony and at any graveside service.



The Hutchins Funeral Home is one of the funeral homes in Watervliet, Michigan. Listed below are other funeral homes, memorial chapels, mortuaries, and funeral service providers in Watervliet, Michigan and Berrien County.

Watervliet, Michigan Obituaries and News
Criminal charges against Texas mayor dismissed December 29, 2014

HUTCHINS, Texas (AP) — The Dallas County district attorney's office has dismissed criminal charges against a suburban mayor and eight former employees of the town's public works department. The Dallas Morning News reports (http://bit.ly/1vnFiGH) that in ... (Waco Tribune-Herald)

Criminal charges against Texas mayor dismissed December 28, 2014

A Dallas County grand jury in April indicted Hutchins Mayor Artis Johnson for criminal conspiracy and abuse of official capacity. Hutchins City Secretary Janis Daniels was charged with theft, and the eight others were accused of engaging in organized ... (Star Telegram)

Waterloo police officers attend funeral of fallen NYC officer December 28, 2014

WATERLOO (KWWL) - Two Waterloo police officers just returned from a funeral for a fallen New York police officer. Last weekend, a gunman opened fire on officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu in Brooklyn, fatally wounding them. Ramos funeral was held ... (KWWL)

2010 Obituaries Archive: June 21-July 4 January 09, 2015

GIBSON, 1933-2010 MCKENZIE: Joe T. Gibson, 76, died Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at McKenzie Regional Hospital. A memorial service is Friday, June 25, 10 a.m. at Brummitt Funeral Home, McKenzie ... Mardis and Rev. Donnie Hutchins officiating. (Daily Star)

Death Notices for December 29 December 28, 2014

Tuttle, James Derriel Jr., 41, roofer, died Wednesday. Memorial service 2 p.m. Friday, Hutchins-Maples Matherly Funeral Home Chapel. Douthit, Kenneth “Cotton,” 69, PACCAR Wench Braden & Carco worker, died Sunday. Services pending. Hayhurst. Glover ... (Tulsa World)


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Funeral Home Reviews
Detroit, Michigan
OUTSTANDING SERVICE & TRULY FANTASTIC WORKMANSHIP
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Lansing, Michigan
Dear Sarah Jensen and the Palmer Bush Jensen Delta Chapel Team: Thank you so much for your assistance in preparing the arrangements for the funeral and the burial of my husband and our father. Excellent and compassionate special touches helped us deal with his passing. Our family is very happy and pleased with all services and had complete understanding of each one. We will be recommending Palmer Bush Jensen Delta Chapel to other family members and friends when the need arises. Thank you again, The Proseus family
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Niles, Michigan
Couldn't have been cared for better
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Battle Creek, Michigan
My father passed in July. When the funeral home directors came to collect his remains, I informed them that I – as next of kin – should be consulted regarding the arrangements, as opposed to my stepsister. The following day my husband and I went to the funeral home to finalize arrangements for my father’s services. The director assigned to us, Andrew Emerson, told us that my stepsister had the authority, through legal documents, to make all the decisions regarding my father’s services. After having been asked to produce those papers, he consulted with his supervisor and returned with a Durable Power of Attorney appointing my stepsister as my father’s agent. He told us that his supervisor reviewed the document, and the document did NOT apply to the funeral arrangements. (The document includes “However, the POA ceases at the moment of the death of the principal.”) All through the discussion regarding the arrangements, Mr. Emerson kept referring to my stepsister. I told him very clearly that what my stepsister had proposed had no bearing on the matter, and further, that my stepsister’s family should make arrangements for a separate memorial service, because the funeral was to be a quiet remembrance for my father’s biological family and friends. Mr. Emerson offered to contact my stepsister regarding my wishes, and I accepted. The following day I spoke with Mr. Emerson. He told me he had contacted my stepsister and that she understood the arrangements were out of her hands, and that my stepsister said her family would be attending the funeral. I informed Mr. Emerson that attendance was unacceptable, and that I would inform my stepsister personally so that the information would be accurately conveyed. I left a very clear message on my stepsister’s voicemail that the funeral was for my father’s biological family and friends, and suggested that my stepsister’s family conduct a separate memorial service. In that way, she could have total control over the arrangements at her services, and there would not be any drama at my father’s funeral. I know my stepsister received the information, because her niece commented on the matter to my son via Facebook. When the pastor I selected as officiate came to visit, he told me he had visited with my stepsister regarding the services. Why my stepsister was informed of my choice of officiate is beyond my understanding. Throughout our conversation, it became clear that my stepsister had given him information regarding the relationship between her and me that was irrelevant to the situation. In the end, the eulogy revolved around my stepsister’s family, and the pastor stumbled awkwardly over the information I provided to give comfort to my aunts and uncles. This would not have happened had the funeral home not provided information to my stepsister. When my family and I arrived at the funeral home the day of the services, I found the chapel full of items brought by my stepsister. I informed Mr. Emerson that most of those items were to be removed. At that point, Mr. Emerson informed me that my stepsister’s family would be attending the services. Another employee of the funeral home inserted herself into the conversation and told me I could not pick and choose who could attend the funeral, because I didn’t specify that the services were to be private. At no point during the planning stage did anyone at the funeral home advise me of the possibility of making the services private! Next, Mr. Emerson told me three persons would be delivering tributes to my father. This was the first time I had been informed of this decision. At the end of the services, I had planned to announce that friends and family were welcome to attend a dinner in my father’s honor at a local restaurant. Because of all the last minute surprises, I was at a loss for how to make the announcement, and there was confusion on the part of the pastor and Mr. Emerson as to who was to make the announcement. As a result, there were twelve people attending an affair arranged for 40 people. Due to the circumstances, it was necessary for me to pay as though all 40 were in attendance. (The restaurant did give me a slight discount due to the lack of attendees.) The appreciation cards provided for mailing after the services referenced only “friends” – nothing about family. I was not consulted on the selection of sentiments in the card. I believe funeral home put my stepsister’s wishes above mine because the president of the company (although now deceased?) used to be a neighbor of my stepsister, and his daughter, who also works at the company, was a playmate of my stepsister when she was young.
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Crystal, Michigan
We recently worked with the Nick Lux at the Lux Schnepp Funeral Home in Crystal. I can say nothing but FABULOUS things. In such a difficult time he and his staff were not only helpful, compassionate, but personable. They were flexible in allowing me to do my mother's makeup and helped make her look like the person we all knew. I highly recommend working with the Lux family.
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