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Obituary Michael Mathias Utz

December 18, 1940 - August 5, 2020

Michael M. Utz,

Age 79, of E. Lane Street, Fort Loramie, passed away of natural causes Wednesday evening, August 5, 2020, at the Southview Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio. He was born December 18, 1940, in Fort Loramie, Ohio, to the late Charles & Alma (Zimmerman) Utz. On September 8, 1962, at St. Remy Catholic Church in Russia, Mike married Rita (Pleiman) Utz who survives. Also surviving are three daughters, Lynn & Brett Sutherly of Sidney, Susan Utz & fiance Mike Gowins of Sidney and Kristina & Greg Stang of Fort Loramie; four grandchildren: Craig & Courtney Henman, Bradley & Erica Henman, Sara Stang and Chloe Stang; four step grandchildren: Taren & Ryan Hall, Myranda & Kyle Shipley, Kendall & Garret Lotz and Arielle & Rob Thompson; one great-grandson, Barrett Henman and seven step great-grandchildren: Vanessa Schaub, Kaylee Shipley, Kinsley Shipley, Emma Lotz, Grant Lotz, Zoey Thompson and Hannah Thompson; two sisters, Joan & Adolph "Sonny" Meyer of Newport and Elizabeth Bayne of Sidney; sisters & brothers-in-law: Ruth Pleiman of Minster, Marciel & Joseph Kuhn of Cary, NC, Ruth Pleiman of Russia, Marilyn & Richard Sherman of Russia, John & Elaine Pleiman of Tipp City and Tom & Chris Pleiman of Greenville along with numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two siblings, James & Joann Utz and Mary Jean Utz; in-laws, August & LaVera Pleiman and brothers & sisters-in-law, Donald, Eugene & Mary and James Pleiman.

Mr. Utz was a 1958 graduate of Fort Loramie High School. He also acquired an associate degree in Business Administration from Miami Jacobs College in Dayton. Mike served in the Army National Guard during peacetime between the Korean and Vietnam wars. He retired in 1993 from Alcoa Building Products of Sidney where he had been employed 33 Years. Mike was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, St. Remy K of C, the Fort Loramie American Legion, Minster Fraternal Order of Eagles and a lifetime member of Newport Sportsman’s Club. He also belonged to the Fort Loramie Athletic Boosters and GYM Committee. Mike was devoted to his heavenly father and his family as well. He enjoyed golf, traveling, grooming the lawn and garden, and attending his grandchildren's school and athletic events.

A public Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30 AM, Tuesday, August 11, 2020, at St. Michael Church in Fort Loramie with Rev. Steven Shoup presiding. Interment of cremains will follow at St. Michael’s Cemetery. Social distancing will be in practice at all funeral rites. Memorials may be made to Wilson Health Hospice, VITAS Hospice, St. Vincent DePaul or the National Right to Life c/o Carol Tobias. Private condolences may be expressed at www.gehretfuneralhome.com.


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