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Tuesday, April 29, 2014 8:48 PM


Oct. 5, 1927

April 27, 2014




Roman A. Utrup, 86, of Delphos, died at 10:54 p.m. Sunday at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.

He was born Oct. 5, 1927, in Ottoville to August and Caroline (Pohl) Utrup, who preceded him in death.

He married Ankara Miller in 1985 and she survives in Delphos.

Other survivors include two sons, Ray Utrup of Shawnee; a stepson, Mark R. (Nichole Sahr) of Orlando, Florida; two daughter, Pamela Riffle of Elida and Gayle (Mike) Beach of Bluffton; two stepdaughters, Jane Ann (Mark) Nizza of Vermillion and Melissa (Doug) Knippen of Marietta; four sisters, Lauretta Hollar of Delphos, Wilma Spring of Wapak, Ruth (William) Martin of Lima and Irene Utrup of Delphos; a brother, Edwin Utrup of Delphos; a sister-in-law, Berdina Utrup; and nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by a still-born son; a brother, Art Utrup; brothers-in-law, Merle Hollar, Nile McDonel and Harold Springer; a sister-in-law, Ruth Utrup; and a son-in-law, Paul Riffle.

Mr. Utrup was an accountant and then he retired from Country Mark as a grain elevator manager after 25 years of service. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, when he was stationed in Korea. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, a past member of the Delphos Lions Club and the Masons and he was the past president of Ohio Grain Feed Organization. He was a Middle Point High School graduate and enjoyed golf.

Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, the Rev. David Howell officiating. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery, with military graveside rites conducted by the Delphos Veterans Council at the cemetery.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are to Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.

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