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Utley, Michael
It is with great sadness that the family of Michael W. Utley announces his passing on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at the age of 73 years. Mike will be lovingly remember by his wife of almost 25 years, Jenny; his children, Jeff (Julie), and Jennifer (Ruth); his grandchildren, Andrew (15), Lauren (13), Evalyn (6) and Russell (4); and a brother Larry Utley. Mike is preceded in death by his parents William and Blondell. Mike graduated with honors in Economics and Business. He obtained a Master's Degree from University of Wisconsin in 1968. He retired in 1999 from Menasha Corp./Promo Edge as V.P. of Marketing and Promotions. Mike was treasured as a kind and gentle man with an infectious smile and a polite way; always the one to make sure that everyone else was having a good time. Mike showed his love by planning special occasions and entertaining with his quick wit and sharing his talents playing the piano and accordian. He was bigger than life and wonderful husband and father! Mike survived Polio at the age of 2, and was the Poster Child for the March of Dimes in 1950. As he grew up, he enjoyed participating at the Summer Camps with the Easter Seals Organization. During College, he served as the Director of the Camps in Tennessee. Memorial donations can be made in honor of Mike at www.easterseals.com. In Mike's honor, there will be a viewing Thursday, August 3 from 5-7 p.m., with a short memorial service at 7 p.m. at the RUTHERFORD FUNERAL HOME AT POWELL, 450 W. Olentangy Street, Powell, Ohio 43065. To send an online condolences, please visit www.rutherfordfuneralhomes.com.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on July 31, 2017
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