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Joan J. (Genrich) Utecht

July 13, 1935 ~ January 16, 2021 (age 85)

Obituary

Joan J. (Genrich) Utecht, age 85, of Brokaw, died January 16, 2021.

She was born July 13, 1935 in Wausau, daughter of the late William and Mary (Maas) Genrich. Joan graduated from Wausau High School in 1953. On May 10, 1958, she married Donald L. Utecht at Salem Ev. Lutheran Church, Wausau.

She lived in Appleton and worked there for several years before marriage. She enjoyed their cottage at Garth Lake. Her family was everything.

Survivors include one son, Andrew (Tâm) Utecht, Buena Park, CA; two daughters, Kerry (Randy) Wokatsch of Marathon and Amy (Craig) Charboneau of Somerset, KY; grandchildren, Haley Kurth of Brokaw, Molly (Brydon Gill) of Richmond, KY and Abby Charboneau of Somerset, KY, Ryan (Brittany) of Wausau, Kyle, Ross (Mariah) of Oshkosh, and Kory Wokatsch of Marathon; great-grandchildren, Abryeana, Emma, Stella, and Brynlee; numerous nieces and nephews; brother-in-law, Arleigh (Donna) Utecht of Wausau, and sister-in-law, Joyce Utecht of Wausau. She is further survived by very special friends, Marion, Helen, Jan, and Mary, of Appleton.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Utecht in June, 2007; brothers, Wilbert, Donald, and Myron; sisters, Norma Teuke, Dorothy D’Amore, Evelyn Fischer, Marion Hoff, and Patricia Krueger.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at Helke Funeral Home, 302 Spruce Street, Wausau. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Entombment will be in Restlawn Garden of Eternal Rest Mausoleum. Joan’s service will be streamed live on her obituary page at www.helke.com and will be available for future viewing.

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
January 21, 2021

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Helke Funeral Home and Cremation Service
302 Spruce Street
Wausau, WI 54401

Funeral Service
Thursday
January 21, 2021

11:00 AM
Helke Funeral Home and Cremation Service
302 Spruce Street
Wausau, WI 54401

Committal
Thursday
January 21, 2021

Restlawn Memorial Park
4710 North Troy Street
Wausau, WI 54403

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