Melvin Utecht age 88
Posted: 20 December, 2012
Funeral services for Melvin Utecht age 88 of Wayne will be held at Grace Lutheran Church in Wayne on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.He passed away Wednesday at Providence Medical Center in Wayne. Visitation will be held at Grace Lutheran Church in Wayne on Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with family present. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery in Wayne. Memorials may
be directed to the Grace Lutheran Church and St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital. Arrangements are with Hasemann Funeral Home in Wayne.
In Loving Memory
(Age 88) Melvin Utecht ( Of Wayne)
August 22, 1924 Wakefield, Nebraska
Entered Into Rest
December 19, 2012 Wayne, Nebraska
( Providence Medical Center)
A Christian Service
Grace Lutheran Church
Saturday 1:30 p.m. December 22, 2012
Rev. Carl Lilienkamp Rev. Michael Feldmann
“I Am But A Stranger Here”
“What A Friend We Have In Jesus”
“Faith Of Our Fathers”
“Hark the Herald Angels Sing”
Bonnnadell Koch Jane Utecht Doug Temme John Temme
Melvin and Delores’ Grandchildren
Kimberly Utecht Luke Morari Amanda Morari
James Utecht Gary Utecht
James Utecht GaryUtecht Mark Cunningham
Rod Koch Dan Hansen Ray Schutte
Grace Lutheran Church and
St. Jude Children Research Hospital
Melvin Herman Utecht was born August 22, 1924, to Emil and Bertha (Kohlmeier) Utecht in Wakefield. He was baptized in the Lutheran faith at his home in Wakefield. He lived in Wakefield until he was five years old then moved with his parents to a farm southeast of Wayne. Melvin graduated from Wayne High School and attended Wayne State College, then farmed until his retirement in 1981. Melvin married Delores Brockman, June 20, 1954, in Nampa, ID. After retirement, Melvin was employed by Vakoc Lumber Company, City of Wayne, Wayne Vet Clinic, and as manager of Super Wash. Melvin was a long time, active member of Grace Lutheran Church where he taught Sunday school, served on the board of Elders, finance committee, stewardship committee, and was a member of the Duo Club. Melvin was President of Wayne Farm Bureau. He was active in Rotary Club, Lions Club, served two terms on the Wayne City Council, and was a 4-H Leader.
Melvin is survived by his wife, Delores; their children, Ron (Jane) Utecht of Volga, SD, Sandy Morari of Phoenix, AZ, and Jennifer Utecht of Omaha; and five grandchildren.
Melvin was preceded in death by his parents.
Melvin’s family appreciates your thoughts and prayers and invites you to a reception in the church fellowship hall following the committal service.
HASEMANN FUNERAL HOMES 302 NORTH LINCOLN STREET
WAYNE, NEBRASKA 68787 (402) 375-3100 FAX (402)-375-2900