Fred W. Uthe, 76, of Iowa City, passed away on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at his home in Iowa City. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 20, 2023, at the Snyder and Hollenbaugh Funeral and Cremation Services of Columbus Junction from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 21, 2023, at the Columbus City Cemetery with full military honors. Following the graveside service, a time of food and fellowship will be held at the Columbus Junction American Legion. Sympathy notes may be left to the family at www.sandhfuneralservice.com. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established at the funeral home in memory of Fred.
Fred William Uthe was born on October 7, 1946, in Muscatine, Iowa the son of Fred and Margaret (Flake) Uthe. He proudly served his county in the United Sates Navy from October 6, 1967 to September 26, 1969. He worked at Heinz for several years, then became a bartender at the Oasis and Riverside V.F.W. and retired from the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Fred was a member of the Columbus Junction American Legion and enjoyed bowling, dancing, dining out and spending time with his dog, “Spike”.
Fred will be deeply missed by son, Nick (Kelsi) Uthe of Cedar Rapids; grandchildren, Aiden, Brooklyn and Colton; significant other, Linda Uthe and one brother, Gary Uthe.
Fred was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Elvira and one brother, Gene.