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Martin Utley

August 12, 1929 — January 13, 2012

Martin C. “Marty” Utley, 82, of Peoria, passed away at 3:59 p.m. on Friday, January 13, 2012, at home, with his family by his side.
A Memorial Mass will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 21, 2012, at St. Philomena Parish, with Fr. David P. Richardson as celebrant. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery in Mattoon. Memorial contributions may be made in Marty’s memory to St. Philomena Parish.
Marty was born in Flint, MI on August 12, 1929, the son of Lewis Clare and Gladys J. (Sauve) Utley. They preceded him in death, along with his sister, Deeon Tucker. He married Helen Louise Brant on November 3, 1951 at Immaculate Conception Church in Mattoon. She survives.
He is also survived by his daughters, Mary Helaine (Marshall) Madole of Del City, OK and Tina Louise (David) Nydam of Merrillville, IN; and grandchildren, Brant Utley, Emily Nydam, Katy Nydam and Alyssa (Trevor) Majors.
Marty retired in 1990 as a Quality Control Supervisor for Young Radiator’s Mattoon and Lexington, TN facilities.
He was a U.S. Navy Korean War Veteran and member of St. Philomena Parish. He enjoyed gardening, reading Civil War books, listening to music of the 1940s and cheering on the Michigan State Spartans.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Clary Funeral Home, 3004 West Lake Avenue in Peoria.

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