Funeral Services for Russell Uttecht, age 57, of O’Neill will be at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at Christ Lutheran Church in O'Neill.
Committal services will be at 2:00 p.m. in Hillcrest Cemetery in Norfolk, NE.
Immediately following the burial family and friends are encouraged to proceed to the Faith Lutheran Church in Stanton for prayers and fellowship luncheon.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Monday, August 15, 2016 at Biglin’s Mortuary in O’Neill.
Russ died on Thursday, August 11, 2016 at Avera St. Anthony’s Hospital in O’Neill.
Russell Fredrick Uttecht was born on April 21, 1959 in Norfolk, NE to Delmar and Janice (Asmus) Uttecht. He attended elementary school in Stanton and graduated in 1977 from Norfolk High School. His adult life took him many places as a ranch hand and over the road truck driver. Russ’ life was centered around enjoying the outdoors as he worked with friends at feed yards and Norfolk Livestock Market.
In June 2004, he married Colette Clark of O’Neill, NE. They made their home in O’Neill where he was able to continue his love for ranch land and travel. Russ was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed bull riding and motocross biking as well.
Russ is survived by his wife, Colette of O’Neill; two stepsons, Shane (Danielle) Clark of O’Neill and Kent Clark of Arvada, CO; two step grandchildren; Sierra and Austin of O’Neill; his mother, Janice Uttecht of Stanton, NE; two sisters, Donna (Peter) Lecholat of Sheridan, WY, and Debbie (Arddie) Marotz of Stanton, NE; in laws, Charles and Holly Shane and several sisters and brothers-in-law from the Shane and Clark families. He was loved by many nieces and nephews.
Russ was preceded in death by his father, Delmar Uttecht and all of his grandparents.