Jon M Hatch, October 29, 1944 - August 30, 2020

Jon M Hatch
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Jon Hatch, formally of Tripoli, Iowa died peacefully at his home in Birchwood, Wisconsin on August 30, 2020, surrounded by his loving family.  

Jon was born on October 29, 1944, to Robert and Thursa Hatch. Jon married Sharon Haught in 1965. He later married Teresa “Terri” Dimmitt in January 1976. Terri died in January 2014.  Prior to meeting Terri, Jon traveled the country playing drums in country rock bands.  After their marriage, Jon worked for many years at Bankers Life and Casualty achieving numerous sales awards.  While Jon succeeded in the insurance industry, he was also a very talented electrician, woodworker, and musician. 

Many people use the adage, he never met a stranger, but in Jon’s life, that adage describes him perfectly.  Jon was always on board to spin a tale of fishing or for any other subject for that matter! While spinning the tale Jon would always offer up his favorite Gibson whiskey. Many believe (and he did too) that made the tale more believable. He was a self-described jack of all trades, but the master of none. His family would say giving his whole heart and friendship to everyone he met was his greatest gift of all. 

He is survived by his Children; Lori Wilson (Stewart) of IN, Jim (Heather) of Winterset, IA; Annette Snyder of LeClaire, IA; Tim (Quincey) of Willow Springs, MO., Grandchildren; Siblings: Jerry (Glenda) of Altoona, IA and Janet (Jerry) Frasier of Hayward, WI.  

A special thanks must be given to Jean Kleven and to all his friends at the lake who looked after him when his family couldn’t.  You’ll always be in our hearts.

Memorial Services will be held at 2:00 pm at on September 26th, 2020 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Readlyn, Iowa. Burial will be in Hazelton, Iowa. Visitation will be held one-hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation be made in Jon’s memory to King’s Harvest No Kill Shelter, 2504 W. Central Park Ave, Davenport, IA 52804 or a pet shelter of your choice.

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Hulke Family Funeral Home and & Cremation Services in Eau Claire is assisting the family with the arrangements. 


  1. Brenda & John Lusson September 23, 2020

    A wonderful lake neighbor who would give you the shirt off his back.....and a shot or two of bourbon to go with it. We will truly miss him and his friendly wave to come join him on his deck; or, his occasional trip over on his lawnmower to chat and sit by the fire. The world needs more kind and caring people like him. Our thoughts and prayers are with all his family.

  2. Mike Marhatta and Mike Ghetu September 18, 2020

    Very sorry for your loss. Please accept our condolences

  3. Jim Ware September 15, 2020

    I only met Jon once at his daughters in Orange Beach ,Al. When I found out he was visiting and fishing we immediately became friends.

    Please accept my sincere condolences
    Jim Ware