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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
Wayne, Nebraska
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
Honorary Pallbearers
Melvin and Delores’ Grandchildren
   Kimberly Utecht  Luke Morari  Amanda Morari
   James Utecht                                    Gary Utecht
Active Pallbearers
James Utecht   GaryUtecht   Mark Cunningham
Rod Koch          Dan Hansen           Ray Schutte
Greenwood Cemetery
Wayne, Nebraska
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.

WAYNE, NEBRASKA 68787   (402) 375-3100   FAX (402)-375-2900

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