David E. Utterback

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    - Carol Lang
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    - Liz Utterback

David E. Utterback

Des Moines

Dave Utterback, 72, passed away on Friday, April 25, 2014. Visitation will be 5-7:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at Iles Dunn's Chapel. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 1 at the funeral home. Burial will be at Masonic Cemetery.

Dave was born August 31, 1941 in Ottumwa, Iowa the son of R. Paul and Dorothy (Wright) Utterback. He graduated from Des Moines Technical High School in 1959. Following high school he joined the US Navy. In 1966 he was united in marriage to Hilda Upenieks. Dave retired as a machinist in 1995 from John Deere after 32 years of service. Dave loved old cars and old music. He was very creative and enjoyed working with his hands. His recreational hobbies included boating, camping and anything to spend time with his family.

Dave loved his family and will be deeply missed by his sons, Rob (Rebecca) Utterback of Cedar Rapids, and Donald (Dalton Carroll) Utterback of Phoenix, AZ; grandchildren, Ryan Utterback, Elizabeth Utterback (Mic Jackson), Jonah Seeley and Aubree Seeley; great grandchildren, DJ and Faith Jackson; sisters, Shirley Davis of Des Moines and Denise (Clyde) Bonnema of Mound, MN; nephews, Sherman and Monty Davis and niece, Melanie Bonnema. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother-in-law, Sherman Davis, Sr.


Funeral Home
Iles Funeral Home - Dunn's Chapel
2121 Grand Ave Des Moines, IA 50312
(515) 244-2121
Funeral Home Details
Published in Des Moines Register on Apr. 29, 2014