Redlin Funeral Home

David Marshall `Dave` Hutchens , Age 65

November 17, 1954 --October 02, 2020

David Marshall Hutchens was born in Ann Arbor, Mich., November 17th, 1954 to Daniel Wirth Hutchens and Ulee Clinton Hutchens; he passed away peacefully on Friday, October 2, 2020. Raised in Pontiac, Michigan where his family attended the First Baptist Church and he was baptized. He graduated from Pontiac Northern High School where he excelled in tennis and wrestling and played brass instruments in the marching band. He attended Oakland Community College, transferring to Oakland University where he graduated with University and Departmental honors from the School of Education.

He married Anne Marie Bowers in 1977. They spent the first several years of their marriage in Michigan where he was a teacher in the Lake Orion Community schools, a custodial manager for the Colombiere (Jesuit) Retreat Center, and eventually became a top salesman for the Burndy Corporation. During these years he and Anne welcomed their first two children.

David felt that all of these professions prepared him for his eventual call into pastoral ministry. He answered by moving his young family to Colorado where he attended Denver Seminary and received his Masters of Divinity. Their third child was born while he attended seminary and served as a pastoral intern at Galilee Baptist Church.

In 1989 the family of five moved to Baraboo, Wisconsin where Mr. Hutchens became "Pastor Dave" of First Baptist Church on Jefferson Street. He shepherded the congregation through a change of name, denominational designation, and location to the current Walnut Hill Bible Church where he served as senior pastor for 29 of his 31 years.

He has held many community positions in various organizations. He enjoyed Baraboo Kiwanis, PSALM Pastors, Walnut Hill Golf League, and Cardiac Rehab. He was honored to serve on the Ethics Committee at St. Clare Hospital and as chaplain to the Sauk County Sheriffs Department.

The family would like to thank his friend and doctor, Danny Sessler, and the medical communities of Baraboo and Madison for their many years of excellent care. They also remain deeply grateful to his heart donors family who provided the gift of eleven years.

The morning of October 2nd, Pastor Dave and Anne shared their last moments together at home before he went to his Eternal Home with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

He is survived by his wife, Anne Marie, and their son Jonathan Clinton "Clint" (Jessica) Hutchens, and their two daughters, Kathryn Elizabeth "Coty" (Steven) Bare and Christine Marie "Christy" (Benjamin) Higgins. His nine grandchildren: William and Finnegan Marshall Hutchens, Joseph Rothbauer, Evelyn and Edith Bare, Robert, Alfred, Phoebe, and Anne Higgins. Pastor Dave meets his grandson, Baby Angus Higgins, in Glory. Dave is also survived by his older brother, Dr. Steven M. (Mary) Hutchens.

Visitation will be held on Friday, October 9th, 2020 at Walnut Hill Bible Church. The family will welcome elderly or at higher-risk friends and family for visitation from 1-3pm and all others from 4-7 pm. An outdoor service will be held on the south lawn of Walnut Hill Bible Church at 1pm, Saturday, October 10th, 2020. Graveside ceremony will follow at Walnut Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Walnut Hill Bible Church or to Samaritans Purse on their memorial page. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.


Mary F Alexander October 05, 2020

. Baraboo , Wisconsin

Thoughts and prayers to a very special family.

Shari Koeppel October 05, 2020

Acquaintance North Freedom , Wisconsin

Dear Pastor Dave's Family: God made him a very special man -- he loved meeting people, therefore, his wonderfully blessed ministry. My husband (now passed away) met you and your husband on occasion at worship services, funerals & special events at your church. I know your loved one now has his reward & is singing with the angels. Praying for your comfort & peace through this difficult time. Living Only for God's Glory, Shari Koeppel

Kristin Ellis October 05, 2020

Friend Baraboo WI , Wisconsin

Dave was a great friend with a big smile and enjoyed being with his friends at cardiac rehab. We will miss him there. Team 3 or the last exercise class there.

Dennis and Claudia Schulte October 06, 2020

Friend and partitioner reedsburg , Wisconsin

Dear Anne and family, Dave was a true inspiration to all. We will miss him dearly. God is using his expertise in heaven to the fullest...a faithful and loyal servant to the Trinity. What a legacy Dave has left for all off us to follow and live up to. I pray for strength and healing in this time of stress. God will hold His hand above you and His arms around you. Dennis

bill guthrie October 07, 2020

friend of Clint Portage , Wisconsin

Hey Clint, So sorry to hear of your dads passing. Thoughts are with you.

Doug and Joyce Hutchens October 09, 2020

Cousin Monroe , Ohio

SOOO very sorry we are unable to join the celebration of life for such a special person. Prayers for Anne and all of the family.

Tom and Sue Robinson October 10, 2020

Friend in Christ Jesus Baraboo , Wisconsin

To the Hutchins Family Our Love and Prayers are with You. Thinking of all of You in this time of loss and asking God to tenderly care for your deepest needs. With Heartfelt Sympathy

Kevin & Rosie Krueger October 13, 2020

Worked with Anne years ago. Baraboo , Wisconsin

Anne, I am so sorry to hear about Dave's passing. Know that he is in the Lord's arms now. Remember the good times.

Russell Roloff October 17, 2020

friend Baldwin , Wisconsin

So sorry to hear about your loss. Pastor Dave was a large part of my Christian life and I am thankful for his role in my life. He will be missed greatly.