Landscapes 03

Joseph Vernon Utter

January 12, 1945 ~ January 16, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old
Read more about the life story of Joseph and share your memory.    

Obituary

Joseph V. Utter, 78, of DeWitt, Iowa, passed away Monday, January 16, 2023, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. Friday, January 20, 2023, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, DeWitt. A Funeral Mass will follow at 11:00 a.m. in the church, the Rev. Fr. Stephen Page officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Joseph Vernon Utter was born January 12, 1945, to Vernon and Lois (Manro) Utter in Ottumwa, Iowa. After graduating from high school in Ottumwa in 1963, he went on to the University of Northern Iowa, receiving his B.A. in Education. He began his career at DeWitt Central, teaching mathematics and coaching basketball, baseball, and football. Joe furthered his education at Western Illinois University, earning two more degrees, an M.S. Ed. and Ed.S. Joe became the principal at DeWitt Central High School in 1992. He proposed to Mary D. Meyer on the big screen at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, and they were married on April 12, 1997, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Iowa City. Joe retired after 37 years in the DeWitt Central School District.

Joe was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in DeWitt. He loved fishing at Shell Lake, Wisconsin with his dear friends. Joe was a faithful fan of the Cubs and Bears. He and Mary loved traveling together, making trips to Mackinac Island, Las Vegas, and Northern Minnesota, among others.

He is survived by his wife, Mary; a sister-in-law, Stacy Utter; a niece, Kelsey (Tanner) Ornduff and nephew, Clint (Amara) Utter, with their daughter, Nora; cousins, and other extended family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, John.

Arrangements are in the care of Schultz Funeral Home, DeWitt. Condolences may be expressed at www.schultzfuneralhomes.com

To send flowers to the family, please visit our floral store.


Services

Visitation
Friday
January 20, 2023

9:00 AM to 10:45 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church
417 6th Ave
DeWitt, IA 52742

Funeral Mass
Friday
January 20, 2023

11:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church
417 6th Ave
DeWitt, IA 52742

Online Memory & Photo Sharing Event
Ongoing
Online Event
profile

In Loving Memory Of

Joseph Utter

January 12, 1945-January 16, 2023




Look inside to read what others
have shared

Family and friends are coming together online to create a special keepsake. Every memory left on the online obituary will be automatically included in the book.   


Online Memory & Photo Sharing Event
Ongoing
Online Event

profile

In Loving Memory Of

Joseph Utter

January 12, 1945-January 16, 2023




Look inside to read what others have shared


Family and friends are coming together online to create a special keepsake. Every memory left on the online obituary will be automatically included in the book.   


SHARE OBITUARY

© 2023 Schultz Funeral Homes. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility