Our Mom, Mary Utecht, age 83, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at Mount View Care Center, after a four-year battle with dementia. She was born on February 22, 1938 in Wausau to the late George and Mrytle (Glasel) Richards.
Mary graduated from Newman High School. She married and raised five children. Mary as a member of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church and a lifetime member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary.
She enjoyed knitting; us kids could always count on a new pair of mittens for winter. Mary also loved gardening; she could grow anything.
Mary is survived by five children Lori Utecht, Wausau; Scott Utecht, Milwaukee; Allyson (Victor) Trevino, Wausau; Luke (Vicki) Utecht, Wausau; Amanda (Troy) Winch, Oklahoma. Mary is further survived by eleven grandchildren; Ben Bombagi, Wausau; Mattieanna Gracia, Wausau; Marquee Utecht, Wausau; Melissa Utecht, Wausau; Stephanie Hanson, Wausau; Adriana Trevino, Wausau; Isaac Utecht, Helena, MT; Jenna Utecht, Wausau; Vince Winch, Gove, OK; Kyle Winch, Fairland, MO; Preston Winch, Miami, OK; and 16 great grandchildren. Mary is also survived by two brothers and two sisters; George Richards, TX; Virginia Lambrecht, Wausau; Patricia Leonard, MN; Joseph Richards, Wausau.
She is preceded in death by her parents and one niece, Sarah Leonard.
We would like to thank all the people at Mount View Care Center who took care of Mary. Thank you so much!
Memorial Mass will be held at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, 1104 So. Ninth Ave., Wausau. The Rev. Samuel Martin will officiate. Visitation will take place from 2:30 pm until the time of Mass on Wednesday.
Brainard Funeral Home is assisting the family. To view obituary and leave online condolences, please visit www.brainardfuneral.com