John H. Hutchens, 65, Rockton, Illinois, died at 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 25, 2015 in Swedish American Hospital.\r\r\n\r\r\n Born July 5, 1950 in Forest City, Iowa, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter and Mary (Veitch) Hutchens. Married the former Dawn G. Wennerberg in South Beloit, Illinois on April 14, 1973. He was employed as an optician with Value Eye Wear in Loves Park for over 26 years. Veteran of the Viet Nam war, serving in the US Navy. He was an avid golfer and an avid Chicago Bears fan. John enjoyed watching game shows and spending time with his family. He graduated from Auburn High School.\r\r\n\r\r\n Survivors include his wife Dawn Hutchens, Rockton, Illinois; sons Jim (Tasha) Hutchens, South Beloit, Illinois and Dan Hutchens, Rockton, Illinois; granddaughters Breanna, Brooke, Baylie and Brynne; sisters Penny Hutchens, Pat Hutchens and Peggy Herbig, all of Machesney Park, Illinois; numerous nieces and nephews and mother-in-law Betty Wennerberg, Rockton, Illinois. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Robert.\r\r\n\r\r\n Funeral ceremonies will be held at 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 1, 2015 in McCorkle Funeral Home-Rockton Chapel, 767 N Blackhawk Blvd, Rockton, Illinois with Pastor Scott Herbert, of St. Andrews Lutheran Church, Rockton, Illinois officiating. Cremation rites will be accorded. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 3:00 p.m. to time of service Tuesday.\r\r\n\r\r\n A memorial will be established.