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Orville L. Utech

August 20, 1924 September 24, 2021
Orville L. Utech
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Obituary for Orville L. Utech

Orville L. Utech, 97, Oconto, passed away Friday, September 24, 2021 at Sun Valley Homes 2, Oconto. Orville was born August 20, 1924, in Oconto to the late Otto and Amanda (Ristow) Utech. Orville served in the Army-Air Force in 19432. Orville drove the first taxi for City Cab in Oconto. Orville married Marie DeCloux-Gering in 1962. They resided in Green Bay, where Orville worked for Badger Wholesale and Gateway Liquor before moving to Sheboygan in 1974. He was employed at the Hayssen Co. until retiring in 1986. He enjoyed driving part-time for Sheboygan Limo Service for 7 and a half years. While living in Sheboygan Orville was a member of the American Legion. Marie preceded him in death in 2002. In 2011 Orville moved back to his hometown of Oconto and resided at the Bayside Senior Living Apartments, where he enjoyed spending time with good friends, playing cards, pot luck dinners and working puzzles on the computer.

Orville is survived by one brother, Marvel (Carol) Utech, Green Bay. Judy Kozloski, Oconto, who had been like a daughter to him for many years. Her family, Roger and Ann Ristow, Rachel (Aaron) Miklaszewicz, and Riley (Maddie) Ristow. He was preceded in death by his step-father, Louis Kersine; a brother, Gary kersine and good friend, Daniel Kozloski.

The family will receive relatives and friends at the Gallagher Funeral Home, Oconto, from 2 to 5 PM Tuesday, September 28, 2021. Funeral services will be conducted 5 PM Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Barbara Ristow officiating. Burial will be at the Evergreen Cemetery, Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 11 AM. Online condolences may be expressed at www.gallagherfuneralhome.net.

A special thank you to all the care givers at Sun Valley. He never felt so loved and cared for.

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Visitation

Tuesday

28

Sep

2:00 PM 9/28/2021 2:00:00 PM - 5:00 PM 9/28/2021 5:00:00 PM
Gallagher Funeral Home & Cremation Service

217 Congress St.
Oconto, WI 54153

Gallagher Funeral Home & Cremation Service
217 Congress St. Oconto 54153 WI
United States

Service

Tuesday

28

Sep

5:00 PM 9/28/2021 5:00:00 PM
Gallagher Funeral Home & Cremation Service

217 Congress St.
Oconto, WI 54153

Funeral service by Rev. Barbara Ristow.

Gallagher Funeral Home & Cremation Service
217 Congress St. Oconto 54153 WI
United States

Graveside

Wednesday

29

Sep

11:00 AM 9/29/2021 11:00:00 AM
Evergreen Cemetery

Cook Ave.
Oconto, WI 54153

Evergreen Cemetery
Cook Ave. Oconto 54153 WI
United States

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Evergreen Cemetery Final Resting Place

Cook Ave.
Oconto, WI 54153

Cook Ave. Oconto 54153 WI
United States
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