Charles H. ‘Bud’ Sutton


CHANA – Charles H. ‘Bud’ Sutton, 84, of Chana died Monday, July 1, 2019 at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford.

His funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 27 at the Chana United Methodist Church with Rev. Ryan Sutton officiating. A visitation will be held prior to the funeral from 9 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment will be held at a later date. The Unger-Horner Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements. Memorials to the Rochelle VFW Post 3878 and to St. Jude Children’s Hospital have been established.

Bud was born on Oct. 28, 1934 in Rochelle to Alton and Viola (Howard) Sutton. He was educated in the Rochelle school system, was a 1952 graduate of Rochelle Township High School and later attended DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind. Bud served in the U.S. Army overseas after the Korean War. After his military service, he worked for several years managing the family restaurant in Rochelle. He then worked for the Del Monte can manufacturing plant also in Rochelle for more than 30 years, working his way up to being the canning production/planning manager for the eastern half of the United States. After retirement in 1993, he owned ‘Bud’s Antiques’ in Cadiz, Ky., for several decades. He attended the Chana United Methodist Church for more than 40 years, serving on various committees, helping with church dinners and as an usher. Bud was an avid Chicago Bears and Cubs fan, enjoyed going to auctions and estate sales, watching sports, playing golf and in his younger years, softball, supporting his grandchildren’s activities, and spending time with family.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Carole; his daughters: Stephanie (Larry) Viereck of Woolwich Township, N.J. and Nancy (Skip) DuBois of Salem, N.J.; his sons: Rev. Ryan Sutton of Princeton, Ill., and Daniel (Lisa) Sutton of Rochelle; seven grandchildren – Michael (Connie) Viereck; Christopher (Laura) Viereck; Robert (Melissa) Evans; Nancy Evans; Emily Dubois; Baylie Sutton and Tyler Sutton; seven great-grandchildren – Leila, Iris, Samantha, Emmalyn, Logan, Julie Anna, and Alex, and many nieces, nephews and other family members.

Bud was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Jaclee; and his brother, Thomas.