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Russell Earl Utter

Russell E. Utter, age 90, of Fenwick, passed away April 16, 2018, at his home.  

Russell was born July 28, 1927, in Ionia, Michigan.  He worked for General Tire for 40 years.  In his younger years he belonged to the Ionia Sky Hawks and made 101 parachute jumps.  He loved hunting and fishing.  He also belonged to the Ionia Long Rifle Club.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Leona, and his daughter, Vickie Brooks.  He is survived by his children, Bonnie (Bill) Wright of Stanton, Randy Utter of Butternut, Rudy (Kathy) Utter of Texas, Russell (Linda) Utter of Texas, Royce Utter of Fenwick; his sister, Pearl Hopkins of Palo; several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

There will be no services. 

The family is being served by the Barden Funeral Home in Stanton.

Reader Comments (4)

I can remember as a youngest that Russ was such a kind man. He was quiet spoken and had a heart of gold. I am so sorry that he is not getting the funeral that he deserves.
April 26, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJackie
When I worked at Mc Lellans in Greenville and I had to go to the bank. If Russ was around he would walk me across the road so that I would not get hurt even thou I was an adult. I am sad that he is not having a funeral. The Roberts 7J's , Mom Donna and Dad Nort thought a lot of Russ and Leona. Sorry for your loss
April 26, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterNancy
I first met Russ when he worked with my Dad at A.O. Smith and General Tire. Leona was good friends with my mom. In later years i attended church with him. He was a good man with a kind heart. He will be missed. I am so sorry for your loss.
May 5, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterDon
There isn't a day I don't think about my grandfather Russ utter. He was an amazing husband to my grandmother Leona utter and an amazing father to my dad and all my aunts an uncles and an amazing grandfather. I will never forget how he would always have a candy jar in his room waiting for all of the Grand kids and how he normally had freshly made jerky waiting in the fridge every time he knew I'd be over. I miss you and grandma so much one day we will meet again I love you both.
July 24, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterChristy utter

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