FLORENCE L. UTECH, 93 ROCKFORD - Florence L. Utech, 93, died Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Nothwoods Care Centre in Belvidere. Born June 10, 1920, in Malvern, she was the daughter of Frank and Helen (Heide) Johnson. She was employed at National Lock Company for 30 plus years, where she worked in various positions throughout her employment. Florence enjoyed Square Dancing with various dance groups. She is survived by two sons, Gary (Karen) and Dallas (Ann) Utech of Rockford; daughter-in-law, Betty Utech of Scottsboro, AL; sister-in-law, Betty Johnson of Freeport; six grandchildren, numerous great and great- great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Predeceased by her parents, two brothers, Earl Johnson, Santa Rosa, TX, and Francis Johnson, Freeport; son, Terry H. Utech; and a grandson, Terry Jason "TJ" Utech, Scottsboro, AL. Memorial service 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 26, 2014, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Northwest site, 4881 Kilburn Avenue, Rockford. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Paul Lutheran School. Services entrusted to Advantage Funeral Home. Online condolences may be submitted at advantagerockford.com.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Apr. 24 to Apr. 25, 2014