Harold H. Uttecht


November 1, 1934 - April 21, 2010



Harold Herman Uttecht was born November 1, 1934 at Parkston, SD to Woldemar and Helena (Winter) Uttecht.  He grew up near Parkston and attended Lakeside Country School.  He served in the US Army and was stationed in Germany for 26 months.  On June 3, 1957 he married Valeria Neuheisel in Parkston.  He was employed by Bussmus Construction for several years and then worked for Culhane’s Dairy until 1977 when he was disabled with rheumatoid arthritis.  He was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church where he served as Lay Minister and was on the church council.  He was a Calvary Cemetery Board member and the VFW Post #02750. Harold enjoyed softball, shooting pool, playing cards where he was involved in several card clubs and visiting with special friends at McDonalds University of Mitchell.


He is survived by his wife Valeria, one daughter, Kimberly Jo Hunt and husband Patrick of St. Peters, MO; three sons: Steven Uttecht and wife LeFay of Rochester, MN; Jeffrey Uttecht of Connell, WA and Dennis Uttecht of Worthington, MN; six grandchildren: Derek, Darin, Elizabeth, Dustin, Christina and Nathan and five great-grandchildren: Jordan, Alexa, Lilia, Jeff and Avery.


He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, four sisters, and one great-grandchild, Tim and his father-in-law, Joseph H. Neuheisel.



Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers and are to be made to the Crippled Children’s Hospital in Sioux Falls.



To Be Announced


Saturday, May 29, 2010
10:30 AM
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
1412 West Cedar
Mitchell, South Dakota


Servicemen's Memorial Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

entry posted by KIM on 11-16-2015
Missing you so much Dad. It hasn't gotten any easier. How do you get over losing your Dad? We love and miss you Dad. I'll keep praying.
entry posted by Kim on 12-26-2013
Merry Christmas Dad. Oh how I wish I could spend it with you and Mom. I miss you so much but am so glad you are no longer in pain. I sure hope we will be together again someday.
entry posted by Kim on 09-12-2013
Dad, Not a day goes by without thinking of you. I really miss you and all the talks we had. No matter how hard life can get you always gave me faith that all would work out. Oh how I wish we could just talk again. I wish we could talk knees - the new knees are good, but they just aren't like the original ones! I love and miss you....
entry posted by Kim on 11-06-2012
Dad, Will I ever heal from your passing? I miss you so much. Life seemed easier somehow when you were alive - I guess I felt safe. Remember how much you are loved. I am having my right knee replaced in Dec. - help me pull through Dad!
entry posted by Kim on 07-02-2012
Dad, It has been a little over two years now since your passing and I miss you so much. How I wish I could pick up the phone and talk with you like we used too....Christina will graduate this December with a nursing degree - remember she went into nursing because of YOU - and your not here to see her graduate. Please send me a sign that life is worth it - because losing my Dad has been so hard. Let me know you are in heaven and doing well. I will keep praying for you - can you pray for me, Pat, and the kids - I figure prayers from heaven have to be the best. Never forget how much we love and miss you.
entry posted by Kim on 12-25-2011
Merry Christmas Dad! We all miss you so much. It is still so very hard for me to let go. Remember you are very much loved - I am taking care of Mom the best I can (she really misses you). I pray you are watching over us - and I will keep praying that I wll see you again someday. Guess what - I finally had one of my knees done!!
entry posted by kim on 10-10-2011
I can't believe you have been gone from us for nearly a year and a half. I still really miss you and wish you were still here with us, I miss our talks on the phone, our visits back home are empty without you. Thnaks for being such a wonderful Dad, and remember how much you are loved and missed.
entry posted by Kim on 06-20-2011
It is Father's Day and I so very much miss you Dad. I will never forget the great Dad you were to us kids and the wonderful husband to Mom. We love and miss you....
entry posted by Kim on 05-31-2010
I pray that God has wrapped his loving arms around you. Always know how much we love and will miss you. You will forever be forever in our hearts. You were the best Dad anyone could have ever asked for.
entry posted by teresa berg on 04-25-2010
Sorry to hear of your loss.Losing a parent is one the hardest things in life. ETERNAL LIFE IS GRAND, and remember..DEATH LEAVES A HEARTACHE NO ONE CAN HEAL, BUT LEAVES A MEMORY NO ONE CAN STEAL.
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