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06/26/2018
Robert Utley
Reedsburg, Wisconsin
July 26, 1928 - June 26, 2018
Visitation: Service:
Friday June 29, 2018 Saturday June 30, 2018
4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. 11:00 A.M.
Hoof Funeral Home St. John Ev. Lutheran Church - Reedsburg
Robert D. Utley, 89, of Reedsburg, passed away on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Robert was born on July 26, 1928 the son of J.D. and Mildred (Hovelson) Utley, of Preston MN. Robert attended high school in Preston where he met Arlene L. Norgaarden. They were married on August 29th, 1953. Robert served two years in the U.S. Army in Augusta Ga., as an instructor in the power equipment corp during the Korean War. After his Army service, Robert went to work for the Preston municipal utility and remained in this line of work having served as utility administrator in Cashton, Reedsburg, Richland Center, and back to Reedsburg where he worked until he retired at the age of 62. Robert served one year as President of the Municipal Electric Utilities of Wisconsin Organization, many years on the board of directors of Municipal Wholesale Power Group, Represented Reedsburg on the Madison Area Technical College board, and served on the Reedsburg City Council for 18 years. Robert is survived by his four sons, Chris (Barb), of Prairie du Sac; Jay (Margaret), of Reedsburg; Dave, of Minneapolis MN and John (Karen), of Platteville, seven grandchildren: Amy, John, Jody, Jenny, Brian, Eric, and Angie; ten great grandchildren, and his sister: Bonnie Austin, of Minneapolis, MN. Robert was preceded in death by his parents; his wife: Arlene whom they spent 61 years of happiness together; his daughter: Karen (Utley) Sullivan; and his brother: Charles Utley. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church in Reedsburg with Pastor Beth Voigt officiating. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery where military honors will be provided by the Reedsburg Area Veterans Honor Guard. There will be a visitation from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Friday at the Hoof Funeral Home in Reedsburg. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Robert and Arlene Utley Scholarship fund. The Hoof Funeral Home is serving the family.
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