Helen L. Utendorf
OTTAWA – Helen L. Utendorf, 90, of Ottawa, died at 6:00 a.m. Saturday, March 24, 2012 at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima. She was born January 27, 1922 in Columbus Grove to the late Hugo and Anna (Meyer) Recker. On May 7, 1941, she married William P. Utendorf. He died August 2, 2001.
Surviving are seven children: William (Joan) Utendorf, Jr. of Ottawa, Janice (Roger) Stemen of Ottawa, Judy (Dan) Siefker of Ottawa, James (Linda) Utendorf of Grover Hill, Mick (Dennis) Brickner of Glandorf, Roger (Judy) Utendorf of Ottawa, Steven (Carla) Utendorf of Glandorf; 22 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, 5 step-grandchildren, 13 step-great-grandchildren; a son-in-law: Dan Lammers of Findlay, a daughter-in-law: Carol Utendorf of Ottawa and 3 sisters: Verna Hohenbrink and Velma Salisbury both of Ottawa, Carol Baldauf of Mendon and a sister-in-law: Janet Recker of Ottawa
Helen was preceded in death also by a daughter: Donna Lammers; a son: Gary Utendorf; 2 grandchildren; 4 brothers: Carl Recker, Daniel Recker, Leonard Recker and Hugo Recker Jr. and 3 sisters: Eva Dulle, Emogene Buckland and Alberta Maas.
Helen was a homemaker and also worked with her husband on their family farm. She was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Ottawa and its Altar Rosary Society. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed quilting and flower gardening.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 26, 2012 at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Ottawa, with Fr. Matt Jozefiak and Fr. George Wenzinger officiating. Burial will follow in church cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at LOVE FUNERAL HOME, Ottawa, where there will be a scripture service at 3:00 p.m.
Memorials may be made to Sts. Peter & Paul School Endowment
Condolences may be expressed at: www.lovefuneralhome.com.
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
With deepest sympathy,
Claudia, Deb, Judy, & Karen
Posted Tue March 27, 2012
So sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you and with Helen.
Posted Thu March 29, 2012
My Mom & Dad, Cleora (Fred Hoffer''''s sister) & Henry Schaller, would have "bunches" of fun going to the polka dances everyweek. Everytime a certain "Texas Waltz" ?? song would start ... Helen & Mom would be on the floor dancing with each other - they loved that song !!
Mom is 94 now and @ the Mennonite Memorial Home in Bluffton.
You certainly will miss her, she was a special smiling sweetie !