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Visitation:

Service:

Friday, November 10, 2017
11:00 am
Lutheran Church of Hope
925 Jordan Creek Pkwy
West Des Moines, IA 50266

Disposition:

Cremation prior to services
Hamilton's Crematory
Des Moines

Arrangements:

Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
(515) 243-5221

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Des Moines

Diane Utter Diane Lynn Utter, 71, passed on to be with our Lord and Savior Monday, October 30, 2017. Diane was born on August 6, 1946, in Des Moines, Iowa. She worked for many years as a Beautician and Instructor after graduating beauty school at Americana School of Beauty here in Des Moines. In her later years, she was a Custodial Lead Worker for the State of Iowa at the Iowa State Capitol.

In 1965, she and Frederick (Chuck) Utter were married at the Little Brown Church. In their marriage, they had three beautiful children, who they raised partially in Montpelier, Idaho and partially in Des Moines, Iowa. She loved her family and most importantly, she loved Jesus. Diane had a tender and calm spirit and will be missed by many.

Diane was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick (Chuck) Utter and her son, Charles Douglas Utter. She is survived by her daughters, Brenda (Scott) Miller and Wendy (Matt) Utter-Wendland, grandchildren, Jessica Herrick (Trevor Eisenlauer), Zane Clark, Wesley Miller, Ashley Taylor, Zach Miller, Cynthia Utter, and Abby Waters, and siblings, Cindy (Jerry) Uhlman and Bill (Joan) Johnston.

There will be a Celebration of Life on Friday, November 10, 2017, at 11:00 a.m., at Lutheran Church of Hope, 925 Jordan Creek Pkwy, West Des Moines, IA 50266, followed by a luncheon.