Charles “Chuck” Uthe, 67, of Kincaid, died at 12:10 p.m. on Saturday, January 26, 2019, at Taylorville Memorial Hospital.
Chuck was born on March 19, 1951, in Ames, IA, the son of George E. and Katherine L. Masterson Uthe.
Chuck proudly served his country in the U.S. Army and was employed as a boilermaker at the Kincaid Power Plant until his retirement in 2001. He was a member of St. Rita Catholic Church and the American Legion Post 905 in Kincaid. Chuck enjoyed completing Sudoku puzzles, playing poker with his friends, and loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He always made people laugh and had a great sense of humor. Chuck loved football and was an avid Green Bay Packers fan. His favorite saying was, “duct tape fixes everything.”
He was preceded in death by his father, George Uthe and sister, Margaret Ann “Peggy” Uthe.
Chuck is survived by his daughters, Yolanda (husband, Matt) Stout of Springfield and Regina Uthe; grandchildren, Caleb McGarvey of Dallas, TX, Mackenzie Stout of Rolla, MO, Isaac Saxbery, Bryce Stout, Rachel Saxbery, and Sarah Saxbery, all of Springfield; two great-grandchildren; mother, Katherine Uthe of Ames, IA; siblings, Janet (husband, Rick) Young of Jewell, IA, Tom (wife, Jodi) Uthe of Chariton, IA, Mary Kay (husband, Clint) Steele of Ames, IA, Steve Uthe of Ames, IA, and Patty (husband, Mark) Butler of Joplin, MO; Jim (wife, Cathy) Uthe of Madrid, IA; aunt, Mary Wirth of Ames, IA; uncle, Robert (wife, Pauline) Uthe of Boone, IA; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and cousins.
Cremation will be accorded by Butler Cremation Tribute Center prior to ceremonies.
Funeral Mass: 10:30 a.m. on Friday, February 15, 2019, at the Church of St. Jude, 633 S. Walnut, Rochester with Rev. Brian Alford, celebrant.
Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery with military honors provided by Interveterans Burial Detail of Sangamon County and Department of Defense.
The family will host a Celebration of Life at the Sangamo Surf Club, 405 East Lake Shore Dr., Springfield following the burial.