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Utzinger, Jennie L.
Mrs. Jennie L. Utzinger, 87, of 1282 Brown Ave., Galesburg, Ill. died at 8:35 PM Friday, August 20, 2010 at the Marigold Heath Care Center, Galesburg.

She was born on January 21, 1923 in Knox County, Ill. to John and Jennie Goff McKirgan. She married Russel I. Utzinger in Palmyra, Mo. on October 9, 1979. He preceded her in death on July 31, 2008.

Jennie is survived by two daughters, Tammara Utzinger of Galesburg and Karen Kay Garriga of Eldon, Mo.; three step-daughters, Diane (and John) Baughman of Cameron, Ill., Phyllis (and Otho) Miller of Kirkwood, Ill. and Joan (and Dave) Gustafson of The Villages, Fla.; one sister Judy Mayher of Ft. Myers, Fla.; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a great, great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by a step daughter Marge Appleby, four brothers and two sisters.

Jennie worked in a number of restaurants in the area including 16 years at Irvs Lunch in downtown Galesburg. She retired in 1975.

She was a 1940 graduate of the Altona (Ill.) High School and a member of the First Church of God.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, August 23, 2010 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel with Rev. Dennis McQuown officiating. Visitation will be 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, August 22, 2010 in the Chapel. Burial will be in Wiley Cemetery near London Mills, Ill. Memorials may be made to First Church of God. Online condolences may be left at www.h-p-w.com.
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