IN MEMORIAM: Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 101’s Randy Utz


Randolph C. “Randy” Utz, a 47-year member of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 101, died March 31 at his home at age 67.

In addition to being a proud member of Local 101, Bother Utz, of Belleville, Ill., was a member of the 892D Transportation Company, U.S. Army Reserves in Belleville. He was also a faithful member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Belleville.

Brother Utz is survived by his wife, Karla L. Utz, nee Kirk, of Belleville; his sister-in-law, Debbie Dale; a brother-in-law, Gene Kirk; and his little dog, Emily.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond J. Utz and Muriel D. “Mickey” Utz, nee Burns.

The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to Dr. Alfred Greco, all the nurses with Siteman Cancer Center in Shiloh, Ill. and all the nurses at Belleville Memorial Hospital.

At Brother Utz’s request, no public services will be held. Memorial contributions may be mailed to the Apprentice Training Fund, Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Local 101, 8 Premier Dr., Belleville, IL 62220.

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