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Carl Utz

Joe Denoyer - April 2, 2019 4:49 pm

Carl Utz, age 90, died April 1, 2019 at Northwest Texas Healthcare System in Amarillo, TX after a short illness. He was born May 8, 1928, on the family farm, in Plains, KS the son of Earl and Ona (Heddon) Utz.

He graduated from Plains High School in 1946. He married Patricia JoAnne Jacobs on April 27, 1949, at her parent’s home. They lived in Plains many years before moving to Liberal in 2006. She preceded him in death on May 16, 2012.

His family moved to Plains, KS from Indiana in 1915 and commenced purchasing land. He was a farmer and was also successful in oil wells being drilled on parts of the family farms. Carl also worked at Beech Aircraft for a number of years. Checking oil wells, cooking new recipes, hunting and traveling were great pastimes for him. He enjoyed collecting Indian Style Art, canes and Bev Doolittle Art. Carl loved the outdoors.

Survivors include

3 Sons Brandon Ray Utz Liberal, KS

Cary Grant Utz Lawrence, KS

Tracy Joe Utz Liberal. KS

1 Daughter Nancy Jo Utz Hageman and husband Jerome Kingman, KS

7 Grandchildren; Andy, Mandi, Landon, Spencer, Wade, Hunter and Stone.

5 Great Grandchildren

2 Great-Great Grandchildren

He was preceded in death by 1 Son Randy Lane Utz, 2 Brothers Lowell and Harry, 1 Sister Darlene and 1 Granddaughter Brandi Utz Hoyt.

Graveside Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Plains Cemetery with Pastor Terry Mayhew, Plains United Methodist Church, presiding. Cremation has taken place and there will be no viewing or visitation.

The family would prefer a memorial donation be made to the Plains United Methodist Church, in lieu of flowers, in care of Brenneman Funeral Home, 1212 W. 2nd, Liberal, KS 67901.

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