March 5, 2013



1962-2013

Craig L. Utech, 51, died suddenly Sunday, March 3, 2013, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

A memorial service to celebrate Craig's life will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 9, at Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service in Iowa City.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.lensingfuneral.com.

In lieu of flowers the Craig Utech Educational Fund has been established for Craig and Jane's daughter, Anna.

Craig was born Jan. 13, 1962, in Sioux City, a son of Clinton and Frances Bretthauer Utech. He was a 1980 graduate of Sioux City North High School.

Craig received his associate degree as a registered nurse from Butler Community College in Wichita, Kan.

In 2000, he received his bachelor of science in nursing degree from Iowa Wesleyan College.

Craig married Jane Boes on June 1, 1985 in Breda, Iowa. Craig and Jane lived moved to Iowa City in 1989 from Wichita.

Craig was a nurse at Veterans Administration Medical Center. Prior to that Craig was a nurse at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics for many years. He was a member of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates.

He was an antique collector and enjoyed target shooting, camping, scuba diving and fishing. Craig especially cherished the travels with Jane and Anna to the Cayman Islands, Mexico and other destinations.

Survivors include his loving wife Jane and their daughter Anna of Tiffin; his parents Clinton and Frances Utech of Sioux City and four siblings, Stewart (Julie) Utech of Sioux City, Scott (Cindy) Utech of Bellevue, Neb., Anita Utech of Sioux City and Brett (Lisa) Utech of Columbus, Neb.; his in-laws, Earl and Alice Boes of Carroll; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Neil (Jamie) Boes of Lakewood Colo., Mark (Jackie) Boes of Owasso, Okla., and Dale (Lisa) Boes of Breda; nieces and nephews, Molly, Morgan, Lauren, Camden, Melissa, Corey, Haylee, Kyle, Alyson, Lindsay, Jordan, Isabelle and Hayley; and extended family.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents.