Wilmer Edwin Uttecht


April 16, 1931 - May 6, 2013




Wilmer Edwin Uttecht was born April 16, 1931 in Parkston SD to Waldemer and Helena (Winter) Uttecht.  He completed his education attending a country school. He served in the United States Air Force from 1951-1955 at San Angelo, TX as an airplane mechanic.  After being honorably discharged, he returned to Tripp to farm.  In 1972 he moved to Mitchell and worked for Moorman’s Feed until his retirement.  On December 29, 1986 he married Cheryl Krietlow in Mitchell.   His first love was his family.  His passions were hunting, fishing, music, gardening, animals, camping and a good glass of wine from his own collection.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Moose Lodge, VFW, American Legion and was a member of the Corn Palace Committee for twenty years.

He is survived by his wife, Cheryl, three children: Paula (Cliff) Vanderbush, Rapid City, Brenda (Paul Floren) Uttecht, Sioux Falls, Angela (Jeff) Leonard, Spearfish; one step-daughter, Heather (Robert Black) Carr, Eden Prairie, MN; eleven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers: Ervin, Ruben and Harold Uttecht; and four sisters: Lorraine Fastnacht, Juanita Weisz, Hilda Goldammer and Annetta Fuerst. 


Thursday, May 9, 2013
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
Prayer Service ~ 7:00 PM
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Friday, May 10, 2013
10:30 AM
First United Methodist Church
310 North Rowley
Mitchell, South Dakota


Military Graveside Service
American Legion Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Ann Hoen on May 9, 2013
Cheryl and Heather,
I have you in my thoughts. My condolences to you and your family.
Posted by Sharon Weisz on May 7, 2013
Cheryl, Paula, Brenda, Angie, so sorry to hear of Wilmer's sudden passing. Losing is hard, but knowing that he is now free of suffering will hopefully help you through this difficult time. My thoughts are with you, think of happy memories.
Posted by Kim (Uttecht) Hunt on May 6, 2013
Angie, Brenda, and Paula - I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. I pray that God will wrap his loving arms around you and comfort you at this difficult time. Love, Kim
Posted by Nicki Mallon on May 6, 2013
Cheryl and Heather my condolences go out to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
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