Vernon E. Utterback, age 91, died July 7th at the Mercy-Genesis Hospital in Davenport, Iowa.
Born in Harrison County, Missouri June 13, 1903, spent his early years in Grundy County and over the last 55 years lived in Iowa. Attended the Brimson schools and was graduated from the High School. He was married to Marsha Ingraham in 1960.. He retired in 1972.
He was preceded in death by his wife Marsha; his parents Bart and Emma Utterback; sisters, Marie Utterback Dority and Colleen Utterback. Survived by sisters, Lorene Pederson, Hillsoboro, OR; Roberta Utterback, Columbus, OH. Lois Beal, Greenville, MI; sister-in-law, Gladys Utterback, Liberty, MO; step-daughters, Ruth Carraher and Verona Potter. step-sons, David, Daniel, and Joseph Hodges all of Davenport, IA. Nieces Karen Utterback and DeAnna Phillipe. nephews, Mark and Michael Pederson and Victor Beal. Great nieces Nora, Edith, and Ingrid Pederson; great nephews Michael Pederson, Jay, Steven, Mark, and Adam Phillipe, several cousins and many friends.
Funeral services in celebration of his life were held July 12th at The El Bethel Assembly of God Church in Davenport, Iowa. Burial was in the Davenport Memorial Park.
from the aunt Minerva collection.....the Trenton Republican Times obituary July 18, 1994, a poem "Climbing" 'found pinned on top of all rememberances Mother saved of all relatives, friends, and neighbors-beginning with Grandpa Utterback June 1920. I found it a lovely expression about life & had it reprinted for all of us. Bertie', and a picture of Vernon.