Thomas Orin Dutton

Services for Thomas Orin Dutton, 64, Topeka, will be at 10 a.m.. Saturday, Oct. 7, at Oakland United Methodist Church. Lodge services will follow conducted by Oakland I.O.O.F. Lodge 640. At Mr. Dutton’s request, please wear bright, festive attire.Mr. Dutton died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2006, at St. Francis Hospital. He was born Sept. 7, 1942, in Lawrence, the son of Harry O. and Caroline Beasley Dutton.Mr. Dutton worked as an engineer technician at Kansas Department of Transportation. He was a member of Oakland United Methodist Church and Oakland I.O.O.F. Lodge 640. He was active with Boy Scouts of America Troop 1.He married Nancy Jahnke on June 23, 1967. They divorced. He married Beverly J. LaCrone on Sept. 7, 1985, in Topeka. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include four sons, John Dutton, Billings, Mont., Mark Dutton, Topeka, Michael Vasques, Topeka, and Daniel Vasques-Dutton, of the home; four daughters, Katie Etzel, Topeka, Angela Higgins, Topeka, Elizabeth Hill, Salina, and Felica Vasquez-Dutton, Topeka; a brother, Ron Dutton, Lakewood, Calif.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.The family suggests memorials to the Thomas O. Dutton Memorial Fund, 3421 N.W. Fredith Lane, Topeka 66618. Online condolences may be sent at