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780 12th St. SW
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Le Mars, IA 51031
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Terrance Utesch

Terrance Lee "Terry" Utesch

Monday, February 14th, 1949 - Wednesday, November 25th, 2020
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Le Mars, Iowa – Terry Utesch, 71, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at Mercy One in Sioux City, Iowa. The family will be planning a memorial service that will take place in the spring when those who loved him can safely gather together.

Terrance Lee Utesch was born on February 14, 1949 in Le Mars, Iowa to Earl and Dorothy (Calhoun) Utesch. He graduated from Le Mars Community High School, class of 1967. Afterwards he attended Wayne State College where he graduated with a degree in Education. Terry served his country in the U.S. Army from 1970-1972. Terry belonged to the Oleson-Halweg Legion Post #125 in Merrill, Iowa.

Terry was a welder and a metal fabricator for Gus Pech Manufacturing for most of his career. He had an amazing gift for crafting metal, and will be remembered for his sculptures, including the soaring eagle at Westmar Memorial Park in Le Mars, an ice cream cone on the blvd; and his latest work, bright yellow sunflowers surrounding a monarch butterfly which will be displayed near Okoboji hopefully this next year. Terry’s skill will be remembered but our memories of a father and grandpa will be treasured by those he left behind. Humble, kind, sometimes a bit set in his ways, fisherman to his core, fair in his blood, creative, card shark, die hard Hawkeye fan, could figure out any problem, early to church, worked hard for his loved ones, always a helping hand, heart and soul for his family. He was our quiet rock and will be dearly missed.

Terry is survived by his partner, Mary Reynolds of Le Mars; his son, Wesley Terrance (Charrisse) Reynolds of Middleton, WI; grandchildren, Aiden and Jude Reynolds; a brother, Dan (Donna) Utesch of Akron, IA; a sister, Diana (Denny) Bixenman of Le Mars; his extended family, Cheryl Bolser and Frank Hiles of Le Mars; nieces and nephews, Scott (Molly) Bixenman of Sergeant Bluff, IA; Lisa (Mike) Peters of Creston, IA; Pam (Kevin) Anderson of Akron, IA; Rob (Janelle) Bixenman of Le Mars, IA; Neal (Heidi) Utesch of Moville, IA and Jami (Mark) Hartzel of Henderson, NV.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Dorothy Utesch and his brother, Jack Utesch.

Cards may be sent to Wesley Reynolds at 3710 Deerpath Road, Middleton, WI 53562 and to Mary Reynolds at 435 3rd AVE SW, Le Mars, IA 51031.
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Paul Grant

Posted at 09:11pm
Great man Great artist, if only words could help. RIP
Our deepest sympathy.
Paul & Val Grant

loren pageler

Posted at 02:22pm
sorry to hear about your loss

Bob and PattyOrban

Posted at 09:04pm
To the family of Terry Utesch, Sorry to hear of your loss. Have good memories working with him at the welding shop.


Posted at 02:54pm
“When the person you are closest to is gone, hold on to their memories and know that they are always with you.” You have our sympathy and prayers. Ryan and Joyce Barents

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