Maxine Uttecht, ArmourMaxine Uttecht, 80, of Armour, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at the Good Samaritan Center, Corsica. She was born Jan. 29, 1933.
Maxine Uttecht, 80, of Armour, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at the Good Samaritan Center, Corsica. She was born Jan. 29, 1933.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Armour. Burial will follow in Hope Lutheran Cemetery, Delmont. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Armour, with a 7:30 p.m. prayer service. Arrangements by Koehn Bros. Funeral Home, Armour.
Maxine Uttecht was born to Melvin and Bertha (Boettcher) Miller in Charles Mix County. She attended various country schools and graduated from Armour High School. She worked for North Western Public Service in Armour and was transferred to the office in Sioux Falls. She married Elmer Uttecht on Oct. 25, 1954, in Armour. They moved to Enid, Okla., while Elmer was in the U.S. Air Force stationed at Vance Air Force Base. While in Oklahoma, their son Rod was born. They moved to a farm east of Armour after Elmer was discharged. Elmer died on April 22, 1991. Maxine moved into Armour in November of 1991. She worked at Colonial Manor in Armour for 13 years. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, sewing, embroidering and singing in church choir. She was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, LWML, where she taught Sunday school and Midweek School, and sang in the choir. She enjoyed her time playing cards, with the Red Hatters and visiting with family and friends. Maxine battled cancer for 10 years. She moved to the Good Samaritan Center in Corsica on Nov. 15, 2012.
She is survived by her son, Rod (Mariann) Uttecht of Armour; daughter, Cathy (Gene) Gukeisen of Platte; three grandchildren, Nick Gukeisen of Platte, Chris Gukeisen and friend, Kayla Kuiper of Burlington, Iowa, and Matt Gukeisen of Platte; and brother, Larry (Connie) Miller of Armour.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
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