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Allan Utech

Jun 20, 2017
Allan Utech

CAMBRIDGE, Ill. – Allan Lincoln Utech, 97, of Washington died Saturday, June 17, 2017.

Graveside services with military honors will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, June 20, at Rosedale Cemetery in Cambridge, Illinois, with the Rev. Rick McDaniel officiating. There is no visitation. Memorials may be made to the Illinois Retired Teachers Association Foundation or the Washington United Methodist Church. Stackhouse-Moore Funeral & Cremation Services in Cambridge, Illinois, is handling the arrangements.

Mr. Utech was born Feb. 12, 1920, in New Canton, Illinois, the son of Ernst H. Sr. and Nellie H. (Evans) Utech. He married Emma Leeper. The couple later divorced. He married Margrette Elizabeth Anderson Johnson on May 25, 1969.

He was a graduate of Illinois State University. He taught high school vocational agriculture. He also worked for the State of Illinois as a supervisor and later as a consultant, all in the vocational agriculture field. He was an aviation cadet in the Army Air Corps and retired from the military as a first lieutenant. He was a member of the United Methodist Church and had held several church positions in Springfield, Illinois. He served as president of the Land of Lincoln Retired Teachers Association. He enjoyed gardening, family and traveling.

Surviving are his wife Margrette of Washington; two daughters, Janet West and husband Steve of Hiawatha, and Ruth Utech of Springfield, Illinois; one granddaughter; one grandson; four step-grandsons; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one stepdaughter, Kay Bennett; two stepsons, Roger, and Steve Johnson; three sisters, Nellie Sund, Pearl Utech, and Evelyn Myers; and three brothers, Raymond, Ernst Jr., and Perry.

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