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Marilyn L. (Fought) Utrup

April 13, 1937 ~ August 20, 2018 (age 81)

Marilyn L. (Fought)  Utrup, 81, of Delphos, passed away on Monday August 20, 2018, at her residence. 

She was born April 13, 1937, in Delphos to Harlan and Nellie (Bodkin) Fought.  On August 29, 1959, she was united in marriage to Ronald Utrup. He preceded her in death on March 13, 2005.  

Marilyn is survived by two daughters Rhonda (Dave) Blockberger  and Carrie (Chuck) Elwer both of Delphos, six grandchildren, David ( Kris) Blockberger , Denise (Bub) Lindeman, Stacey Blockberger, Stephanie (Mike Staten) Blockberger, Matthew (Lynn) Elwer, and Travis (Karmen) Elwer; eight great grandchildren, Wyatt, Kadance and Baylen Blockberger; Alycia and Alyvia Lindeman, Finn and Willow Elwer,  Bentley Elwer, and another on the way; and a sister, Carolyn Schneider of Middle Point, Oh.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Bob Fought, and a brother-in-law, Jim Schneider.

Marilyn worked at City Loan in Lima until starting her family.  From there her life was dedicated to raising her family.  She was devoted to her daughters and grandchildren, and spent much time with all of them.  She will be remembered as being upbeat and kind to everyone.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 24, 2018, at Trinity United Methodist Church.  Pastor Rich Rakay will officiate.   Burial will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 23, 2018, at Harter and Schier Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church.  Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church and Community Health Professionals of Delphos and Van Wert.

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