Kimberley Louise (Benjamin) Hutchens was born on June 28, 1951 in Jarvisburg, NC. She was lovingly adopted by Beatrice and Karl Benjamin when she was 1 year old and grew up as a military child in the Navy. Her family eventually settled in Lansing, MI. She married Jon Jeffrey Hutchens and soon gave birth to her first child, Cassandra (Hutchens) Saquing. A few years later they had two more wonderful children, Bethany (Hutchens) Main and John Karl Hutchens. They most recently resided in Fremont, MI. Kim played multiple instruments, including piano, violin, oboe, and accordion. Her other artistic abilities included photography, oil painting, cartoon sketching, watercolor and pastels, the last of which was her favorite medium. She wrote poetry and was published during her time at Sienna Heights College while finishing up her English Literature degree as a non-traditional student in 1991. Over the years, Kim always volunteered at her church playing piano, helping in children’s ministries and bringing food to those in need. She worked as a substitute teacher, bank teller, and loan officer. Kim was a passionate lover of people, of experiences, and of life. She was a very selfless person, even until the end. She passed peacefully and painlessly in her home in Fremont on Monday, January 20, 2020 with her family surrounding her.
Kim is predeceased by her parents, Karl and Beatrice Benjamin and her in-laws, John Hutchens and Wilma and Howard Saums. She is lovingly remembered and cherished by her beloved husband, Jon Hutchens and her children, Cassandra (Hutchens) and Love Saquing, Bethany (Hutchens) Main and John Hutchens. Her 8 grandchildren include: Ethan Hutchens Saquing, Emma Grace Hutchens Saquing, Elizabeth Joy Hutchens Saquing, Ezra Hutchens Saquing, Andrew Cole, Samuel Cole, Julia Cole and Abigail Thompson. Additionally, she had 1 great grandchild: Oliver Cole.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at First Reformed Church in Fremont with Pastor Vern Picknally officiating. There will also be a time of visiting with the family at the church from 12-1 PM on Saturday. Interment will be at Maple Grove Cemetery in Fremont. Suggested Memorials: Hospice of Michigan - Newaygo County, or American Decency Association. You can sign the online guest book at www.kroeze-wolffis.com. Arrangements are by Kroeze-Wolffis Funeral Home, Inc. of Fremont.
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Hospice of Michigan - Newaygo County
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American Decency Association
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