In loving memory of

David Harold Dutton
October 3, 1964 - June 14, 2010

David H. Dutton, 45, of Rochester, died Monday, June 14, 2010 at his home.David Harold Dutton was born October 3, 1964 to Howard and Barbara (Lehman) Dutton in Rochester, MN. He graduated from Mayo High School in 1983. He worked for the Zumbrota Police Department then went on to work for the Rochester Police Department. David married Lisa Moilanen on April 23, 1999. He was a retired K-9 officer and his beloved K-9 partner was Astro. David was a devoted and loving husband and father. He enjoyed spending time with his family. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. David is survived by his wife, Lisa, his daughter, Sydney; his parents, Howard and Barbara Dutton of Rochester; his twin brother, Daniel Dutton of Harmony, MN; brothers, Michael (Therese) Dutton of Rochester, Gary Dutton of Rochester, and Bruce Dutton of Stewartville; father and mother in-law, Robert and Kathy Moilanen of Aitkin, MN; brothers in-law, Casey (Lyn) Moilanen of Rochester, Sean (Heather) Moilanen of Bloomington, MN; sister in-law, Angie (Brian) Rezny of Farmington, MN; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, uncle, and his beloved K-9, Astro. A visitation will be held on Thursday June 17, 2010 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes and also one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church. A memorial service will be held on Friday June 18, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at The Congregational Church, 965 - 17th Ave SW, Rochester, MN. The Reverend Ronald Meyer will be the officiate.A memorial fund has been established for David's daughter, Sydney at the Mayo Credit Union, 3990 - 41st Street NW, Rochester, MN 55901.


Angie (Guptill) Cox wrote on Jun 21, 2010:

"Lisa, I know it's been many years since we've been in touch, but I just heard the heartbreaking news. I am so sorry for your loss. I'm thinking of and praying for you and your daughter..."

Michael Lee wrote on Jun 21, 2010:

"Lisa,I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that you and Sydney and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers."

Sue Hertle wrote on Jun 21, 2010:

"My deepest sympathies to your family. I too remember playing kick the can with Dave and Dan many times at their house in Meadow Park when we were kids."

T Williams wrote on Jun 19, 2010:

"Offering my sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. Draw close to God in prayer, and the Bible promises that "he himself will sustain you."-Psalm 55:22. Also a scripture that personally brings me comfort is at Isaiah 25:8).'- He will actually swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will certainly wipe the tears from all faces. And the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth, for Jehovah himself has spoken [it]."

Brian Poch wrote on Jun 18, 2010:


Jamie Murphy wrote on Jun 18, 2010:

"To Dave's family...I am so sorry to hear of David's passing. I remember Dave and Dan from our Pinewood days. He and his dog also helped me out at an accident once. Although we lose track of each other as the years go by, I feel a sense of loss.Your family is in my thoughts and prayers..."

Dave Pearson wrote on Jun 18, 2010:

"Dutton Family:I am so sorry for your loss. Dave was a great person. I enjoyed his company and wit in the years I had the pleasure of working with him. He will be missed and hopefully is in a place of peace."

Eric Strop wrote on Jun 18, 2010:

"Lisa and Dutton Family,My heartfelt sympathies to you all. May God give you all the strength to carry on. I'll always remember's Dave's sense of humor and contagious laugh."

Cindy Gilge wrote on Jun 17, 2010:

"Lisa & FamilySo sorry for your loss. We will be praying for you and your family. We sincerely consider you a part of our family and will be thinking of you during this time. Sincerely,Larry, Cindy, Corey & Elizabeth Gilge"

Heidi Furth wrote on Jun 17, 2010:

"Lisa, I enjoyed worked with you in the ED before moving to Sioux Falls four years ago. I was so saddened to see that Dave had passed. I will be thinking about you and Sydney and praying for your comfort. I can only imagine what you are going through."

Melissa wrote on Jun 17, 2010:

"My husband was recalling the first time that he met Dave. My husband used to bounce at Aquarius one night Dave came into Aquarius with a group of guys with his dog. He had sunglasses on and told the security guards that he was blind and the dog needed to come in...Thinking of you. Praying for you and your family during this difficult time."

Jayne Radke Rothschild wrote on Jun 17, 2010:

"What great memories I have of Dave and his brother, Dan while growing up in Meadow Park. I did not see Dave after graduating together from Mayo, yet I feel a sense of loss knowing he is no longer with us. My thoughts and prayer go out to his entire family."

Tracy Opie wrote on Jun 17, 2010:

"Dutton sorry for your loss. May Dave finally be at a place of rest."

dustin and kris kanz wrote on Jun 17, 2010:

"Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family."

Don Timmerman wrote on Jun 17, 2010:

"My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Dutton family. Responding to the call was very difficult. I can not bring myself to attend Dave's funeral; for this I am deeply sorry."

Jackie Schroeder wrote on Jun 16, 2010:

"Lisa and the rest of the family, We were so so sad to hear the news. We have been keeping you close in prayer and in our thoughts. Your family is incredibly strong, for that I am grateful. You will pull each other through in these dark days. In Peace,The Schroeders Jackie, Jeff & Adelynn"

Jane Sandmeyer wrote on Jun 16, 2010:

"Lisa,My thoughts and prayers go out to you and Sydney and your families at this most difficult time.Know the Lord will provide for you and comfort you in this time of sorrow, You are in my thoughts and prayers. If you need anything please let me know.Love Jane"

SHERRY wrote on Jun 16, 2010:

"lisa kathy bob and all family members, my heart goes out to all of you you are in my thoughts sherry"

Mrs. Patterson wrote on Jun 16, 2010:

"Sydney,I am thinking of you and your family. Love your teacher,Mrs. Patterson"

Scott Faldet wrote on Jun 16, 2010:

"My deepest sympathies go to you and your family. Losing a loved one is never easy. Any time Dave came into dispatch he was always a welcome face and enjoyed what he had to say. He will be missed."

Shannon wrote on Jun 16, 2010:

"I am so sorry to hear about your loss. David "Officer Dutton" was a great person with a heart of gold. You and your family have my deepest sympathy."

Joyce Jurgensen wrote on Jun 15, 2010:

"My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family"

Patty Kisley wrote on Jun 15, 2010:

"Dear Lisa;My deepest sympathy to you and Sydney. May God help you during these dark days. You are both in my prayers.Patty"

Heather Marker wrote on Jun 15, 2010:

"Lisa,My thoughts and prayers are with you and your daughter, and your families. Please let me know if there's anything I can do. Take care of yourself, Heather"

Stephanie Witwer wrote on Jun 15, 2010:

"My deepest condolences to you and your family Lisa. I can not imagine what you must be going through. May God lift you and send you peace.Stephanie"

Kim Ristau wrote on Jun 15, 2010:

"Lisa, May Jesus wrap his arms around you and your daughter hold and comfort you. I am so very sorry for your loss, I will be her for you when you return,( take your time and take care of you!)Your friend, Kim Ristau"