John M. Utley
June 30, 1932 ~ January 21, 2015
John M. Utley, age 82, of New Hampton, IA passed away on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at Knapp Medical Center in Weslaco, TX. John Marcus Utley was born on June 30, 1932 in New Hampton, Iowa to Donald and Charlotte (Kolthoff) Utley. He attended school in New Hampton. John farmed and worked at Rath Packing. He was united in marriage to Mareatta Caspersen on January 7, 1952 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. The couple farmed just East of New Hampton where they have continued to live. They also owned and operated Utley’s Tavern until 1993. John enjoyed spending time in Texas, farming and the outdoors. He especially enjoyed being with family. John is survived by his wife Mareatta of New Hampton; children Charlotte (Ron) Garcia of New Hartford, IA, Don (Karen) Utley of New Hampton, IA, Judy (Dale Jr.) Straw of Colorado Springs, CO, Thomas (Traci) Utley of New Hampton, IA; brother-in-law Donald (Sharon) Caspersen of New Hampton, IA; 15 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Alice Haus, brothers-in-law Irvin Caspersen and Greg Haus.