In Memory

Craig Utech


SIOUX CITY | Craig L. Utech, 51, of Tiffin, Iowa, formerly of Sioux City, died suddenly Sunday, March 3, 2013, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Lensing Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the family

Craig was born on Jan. 13, 1962, in Sioux City, the son of Clinton and Frances (Bretthauer) Utech. He was a 1980 graduate of Sioux City North High School. Craig received his associate degree as a registered nurse from Butler Community College in Wichita, Kan. In 2000, he received his BSN from Iowa Wesleyan College.

Craig married Jane Boes on June 1, 1985 in Breda, Iowa. Craig and Jane moved to Iowa City in 1989 from Wichita. Craig was a nurse at the Veterans Administration Medical Center. Prior to that, Craig was a nurse at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics for many years.

He was a member of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates. He was an antique collector and enjoyed target shooting, camping, scuba diving and fishing. Craig especially cherished the travels with Jane and Anna to the Cayman Islands, Mexico and other destinations.

Survivors include his loving wife, Jane and their daughter Anna of Tiffin; his parents, Clinton and Frances Utech of Sioux City; four siblings, Stewart (Julie) Utech of Sioux City, Scott (Cindy) Utech of Bellevue, Neb., Anita Utech of Sioux City, and Brett (Lisa) Utech of Columbus, Neb.; his in-laws, Earl and Alice Boes of Carroll, Iowa; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Neil (Jamie) Boes of Lakewood Colo., Mark (Jackie) Boes of Owasso, Okla., and Dale (Lisa) Boes of Breda, Iowa; nieces and nephews, Molly, Morgan, Lauren, Camden, Melissa, Corey, Haylee, Kyle, Alyson, Lindsay, Jordan, Isabelle and Hayley; and extended family.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents.

In lieu of flowers, the Craig Utech Educational Fund has been established for Craig and Jane’s daughter, Anna.