Fulton Journal: September 11, 1947
William Utz Buried Monday
Private funeral services for William F. Utz were conducted at two o'clock Monday afternoon in the Fay Funeral Home. A Christian Science Reader officiated. He died suddenly at 11 o'clock Saturday morning in his home at 1309 Tenth avenue.
Burial was in the family lot in the Fulton cemetery. Casket bearers were T.W. Jones and James Shipman of Fulton; Curtis Utz of Chicago; David Beauvais of Sterling; and Christian Petersen and Charles Bingham of Clinton.
Mr. Utz, who was 83 years of age at the time of his death, was the son of Gottleib and Margaret Schnedt Utz, pioneer Fulton settlers who came to this country from Germany.
He was born in Fulton on May 22, 1864, and lived his entire life here. He received his education in the Fulton schools and for a number of years was engaged in the meat market business with his father.
Mr. Utz was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, and one brother. Nearest relatives surviviing are a brother, Fred Utz, and a niece, Mrs. T.W. Jones of Fulton, and a nephew, Curtis Utz of Chicago.
Coming from out of town to attend the funeral were Curtis Utz of Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. David Beauvais of Sterling, and several friends from Clinton.