Wilbert Hutton Jr.

July 30, 1927April 5, 2013

(7/30/27-4/5/13) Loving husband of Marilyn for 59 years, great father to Mary (Larry Eyer) & Robert (Jo Mitchell), proud grandfather of Kelsey & Kevin Eyer; Elizabeth Rose, Roberta Lynn & Virginia May Hutton.

Born & raised in Denver, (Eagle Scout, West High Class of '45), he returned at retirement, as Professor Emeritus, from Iowa State University in 1990. First in his family to graduate high school, he became an inspiring teacher and mentor with a true love of Chemistry. BS from U of Denver, PhD from Michigan State. Served in Army Medical Corps, Frankfurt, Germany '54-'56. Taught at Bowling Green State University, University of Illinois-Urbana and ISU. Also guest professor in India with NSF/USAID 2 years.

Active in American Chemical Society until his death. Many awards and recognitions local and national, including Catalyst Award for Excellence in Chemistry Teaching from Chemical Manufacturer's Association.

He was a man who loved books - volunteering at Denver Public Library - the Muppets (incorporating them in Chemistry lectures), and life-long learning.

He was funny, compassionate and humble - a GOOD man!


Wilbert Hutton Jr.

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Ken Hartman

April 27, 2013

Bill was so responsible for my lifelong involvement in Chemical Education. At Iowa State he was very instrumental in bringing the high school chemistry teachers in Iowa into the "fold" of chemical educators. He was truly a professional mentor and friend to me and many other teachers. My kindest thoughts and prayers to Marilyn and the rest of the family.

Karen Reichard

April 16, 2013

A gentle, lovingl man whom everyone respected. A giving father and loyal wonderful friend. My family loved both Bill and Marilyn. We spent many Holidays together