Roy L. Hutchinson, 98, of Gothenburg, formerly Arthur passed away on November 11, 2020 in Gothenburg, NE. He was born on July 26, 1922 to Richard and Margaret (Jones) Hutchinson at Arthur County, NE. He attended school in Arthur County and McPherson County. Roy married Evelyn Lemmert in 1943 at Ogallala. He worked for area farmers and ranchers until 1944 when he was drafted into the Army. He served in the Philippines and then with occupational forces in Japan. He was discharged in 1946 and returned to Arthur County where he farmed for Jay Cook and Raymond Goedert. Later he was employed by Meyers Land and Cattle Company and The Jack Kramer ranch. In 1958 Roy and Evelyn moved to Hyannis and purchased the Hyannis Grocery Store. In 1968 Roy went to work for Arthur County Road Maintenance. He retired in 1989 and resided in Arthur until he married Alice M Sheffield Soller in 1994 and moved to North Platte. Roy was a member of the Arthur Baptist Church, member of the E.J. Yates Legion Post # 207 in Arthur. A life member of the VFW. He volunteered at the Lincoln County Historical Museum and enjoyed Square dancing (Cow Town Swingers) and dancing at senior activities. Roy was preceded in death by his parents, wife Evelyn in 1993, three brothers: John, Lee and Marcus. Four sisters Irene Clapp, Margaret Gastineau, Mable Lookart and Mona Rowley. Roy is survived by his wife Alice of Gothenburg, daughter, Emily I Nelson (John Peterson), step son Donald (Beverly) Soller; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held on Saturday November 14th at 10:00 am MST in the Ogallala Cemetery with the Rev Chuck Rager of the United Methodist of Ogallala , officiating. Visitation will be Friday, November 13th at 9:00 am MST to 6:00 pm MST from the Draucker Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at www.drauckerfh.com and clicking on the share a memory button. Masks are required at the graveside please. Draucker Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.
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