Shirley McConnell Utzman


Relationship to conference: Wife of retired elder, Donald K. Utzman.

Date of death: Aug. 23, 2021 at age 90

Arrangements: A memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 18 at 11 a.m. at First Congregational United Church of Christ (415 Juniper St., Brainerd).

Appointment information: Rev. Utzman was ordained as an elder in 1957. He served Minnesota churches in Racine, Sumner Center, St. Paul (First, Hope, and Faith UMCs), Hopkins, and Minneapolis (Asbury UMC). He retired in 1994.

Mrs. Utzman is preceded in death by her parents, Bertel and Marie Petersen; husbands, Harold E. Utzinger and Nicolas McConnell; brothers, Herloff, Holger, and Howard; and sisters, Pearl, Opal, Ruby, and Fern. She is survived by her husband, Donald K. Utzman; children, Michael (Carolle) Utzinger and Mark (Miho) Utzinger; three grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. 

Cards of condolence can be sent to Donald Utzman, 3618 Highland Fairways Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33810 

An obituary is available on the Gentry-Morrison Funeral Homes website.

Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

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