'Deenie' Utrup
'Deenie' Utrup

March 24, 1936-Nov. 28, 2017

DELPHOS — Berdenia G. “Deenie” Utrup, 81, of Delphos, passed away on Tuesday at St. Rita’s Medical Center.

She was born March 24, 1936, in Dekalb County, Indiana, 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 Aug. 2, 2013.

She is survived by two sons, Gary (Raylene) Utrup of Lewisville, Texas, and Kenneth (Elizabeth) Utrup of Delphos; two daughters, Susan (Charles) Odenweller of Lima and Sandra (Jeffrey) Marion of Ft. Wayne; 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 also 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 9 a.m. on Friday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Burial will follow at St. John’s Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home in Delphos, where a Parish Wake will be held at 7:45 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Lung Association.

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