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Arthur Ernest Utecht

Born: Fri., Nov. 7, 1924
Died: Sat., Feb. 2, 2019


Visitation

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Mon., Feb. 11, 2019
Location: St. Mary's ProCathedral


Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Mon., Feb. 11, 2019
Location: St. Mary's ProCathedral


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Arthur Ernest Utecht, 94, of Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan passed away Saturday, February 2, 2019 at Freighterview Assisted Living, in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan. 

 

Art was born on November 7, 1924 in Munising, Michigan.  He attended school in Munising and upon graduation served in the U.S. Naval Service during World War II.  He moved to Sault Sainte Marie following his service in the Navy in 1946.  Art met the love of his life, Elizabeth Ann Bedore, and was married at the age of 26.  They spent 68 wonderful years together.  Their love, admiration, and compassion they shared was indisputable. 

 

Art was the Office Manager and Bookkeeper for Consumer’s Coal Company, Straits Engineering Company and Soo Gravel Company, until retirement.  He was very active with the Knights of Columbus where he held the position as Financial Secretary for 32 years.  He and his wife, Elizabeth, were very devoted to their faith and attended Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church.  They loved to spend their time boating, fishing, and bowling.  Over the years, many great friendships were developed.  Art loved cars and had many over the years.

 

Art was predeceased by his beloved wife, Elizabeth Ann Utecht; his parents, Arthur and Leora Utecht; two brothers, Gerald and James Utecht; and one sister, Dorothy Streeter.

He is survived by his brother, Richard Utecht and his wife Wanda of Omaha, Nebraska; brother-in-law, Gordon C. MacMaster of Sault Sainte. Marie; sister-in-law, Marie Theresa Tietz of Sault Sainte Marie; and a cousin, Ron Utecht of San Antonio, Texas.  He is also survived by nieces and nephews Richard and Jan Utecht of Bella Vista, Arkansas; Greta Utecht of Eugene, Oregon; Cecil and Sue Streeter of Oshkosh, Wisconsin; Victor Streeter of Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan; Jayne (Streeter) Mulloy of Oshkosh, Wisconsin; and Dean Utecht of Ontonagon, Michigan.  He is also survived by many additional nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews who loved and adored their uncle.

 

Visitation will be on Monday, February 11, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, February 11, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church with Father Sebastian Kavumkal officiating.  A graveside burial service will take place in the spring at Riverside Cemetery.  The family of Arthur asks that donations be made in his memory to Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church or St. Mary’s Catholic School, 360 Maple Street, Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan 49783.  Arrangements are by Clark Bailey Newhouse Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at www.clarkbaileynewhouse.com.

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