Berdenia "Deenie" UtrupMarch 24, 1936 ~ November 28, 2017 (age 81)
Berdenia G. “Deenie” Utrup, 81, of Delphos, passed away on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, at St. Rita’s Medical Center.
She was born March 24, 1936, in Dekalb County, IN to Harry B. and Velma (Grogg) Shipe, who preceded her in death. She was united in marriage on June 18, 1955, to Arthur J. Utrup who also proceded her in death on August 2, 2013.
She is survived by two sons, Gary (Raylene) Utrup of Lewisville, TX and Kenneth (Elizabeth) Utrup of Delphos; two daughters, Susan (Charles) Odenweller of Lima and Sandra (Jeffrey) Marion of Ft. Wayne, IN; two brothers, Merritt and Billy Shipe; four sisters, Crystal Mahoney, Barbara Horstman, Echo June Kessler, and Gloria Amstutz; 16 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Cleo and Donald Shipe; two sisters, Clytie Connor and Jenovie Bailey; a son, Gregory A. Utrup; a granddaughter, Lauren Marion; and a great grandson, Eli Denman.
Deenie was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and the VFW Auxilliary. She loved crafts, reading, travel, casino trips with her friends, and golf. But most of all, she was passionate about her grandchildren and the golf channel.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church on Friday, December 1 at 9:00 am. Burial will follow at St. John’s Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 pm on Thursday, November 30, 2017, at Harter and Schier Funeral Home in Delphos, where a Parish Wake will be held at 7:45 pm.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Lung Association.
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