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Monday, August 05, 2013 12:00 AM

March 15, 1934-Aug. 2, 2013


Arthur J. Utrup, 79, of Delphos died at 8:30 p.m. Friday at Vancrest Healthcare Center.

He was born March 15, 1934, in Putnam County to August and Caroline (Pohl) Utrup, who preceded him in death.

On June 18, 1955, he married Berdenia Shipe, who survives in Delphos.

Other survivors include two sons, Gary (Raylene) Utrup of Lewisville, Texas, and Kenneth (Elizabeth) Utrup of Delphos; two daughters, Susan (Charles) Odenweller of Lima and Sandra (Jeffrey) Marion of Fort Wayne; four sisters, Lauretta Hollar of Delphos, Wilma Springer of Wapakoneta, Ruth (William) Martin of Lima and Irene Utrup of Delphos; two brothers, Roman (AnKara) Utrup and Edwin Utrup of Delphos; 16 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by a son, Gregory A. Utrup; and a granddaughter, Lauren Marion.

Mr. Utrup retired from Ford Motor Company after 35 years, working in personnel benefits and administration. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Dad’s Club of VFW Post 3035, Sons of the American Legion and Eagles Lodge 471. He was a 1952 St. John’s High School graduate. Art was an avid bowler, loved NASCAR, number puzzles and the Cincinnati Reds. He loved donating blood to the American Red Cross and had passed the 19-gallon mark. He loved his children and grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Rev. Chris Bohnsack officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. today at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, where a Parish Wake will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Preferred memorials are to the Red Cross or St. John’s Parish Foundation.

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