This article appeared on the front page of the March 9th, 1939 edition of the Boone County Recorder
Had Been a Resident of Boone County His Entire Life- Services Held Tuesday
Mr. Utz was born and reared in Boone County and was one of the county's most prominent men. He was 68 years old.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Minta Surface Utz; a daughter, Miss Mary Elizabeth Utz; two nieces, and a nephew.
Funeral services were conducted at the Hopeful Lutheran Church at 2:30 Tuesday, with Rev. T.C. Crume officiating.
Philip Taliaferro, Erlanger had charge of funeral arrangements.