In loving memory of

Kevin J. Utech
May 21, 1965 - August 1, 2022

Kevin Utech, 57, of Canton, passed away at 2:47 pm Monday, August 1, 2022 at his residence. He was born on May 21, 1965 in Lincoln, IL. to Lawrence and Barbara (Swan) Utech. Surviving is his father Lawrence and step mother Joyce (Sullivan) Utech of Canton, two brothers; Allen (Kathy) Utech of Marquette Heights and Glen McCloskey of Vandalia, three sisters; Wendy Folberth of Lewistown, Raelene (Dave) Widger of Canton, Holly (Jack) Shaw of Cottleville, MO and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother and two sisters; Karole Finley and Tammy Utech.
Kevin worked in IT as a programmer for the May Company.
Cremation rites have been accorded. Services will be at 3 pm Saturday, August 6, 2022 at Oaks-Hines Funeral Home and Crematory in Canton where visitation will be one hour prior to services. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery at a later date. Memorials can made to either St. Jude Children's Hospital or American Heart Association. To view Kevin's DVD or to leave online condolences, please visit


Debbie Caples wrote on Aug 8, 2022:

"Deepest condolences for your family. "

Mike and Kathy Luker wrote on Aug 7, 2022:

"So sorry for your loss...will be praying for the entire family!"

Renee wrote on Aug 6, 2022:

"Rest in heaven Uncle Kevin, you are no longer in pain or suffering ur up there with my mom I love you both and I\'m thankful I got to talk to u Friday July 29th "

MaryLou Belless wrote on Aug 6, 2022:

"So so sorry. Wendy---my love and condolences to you and your family"

Joyce Harland wrote on Aug 5, 2022:

"Larry, Joyce and family, I was so very sorry to learn of Kevin?s passing. The pictures showed how this handsome son shared is happiness with all of you. How blessed he was to be in this loving family! May God bless you all during your difficult days! Prayers! Joyce "

Janet Edmonds wrote on Aug 5, 2022:

"My condolences and prayers to the family, May fond memories and Jesus loving words found at John 11:25 carry you through and beyond this difficult time of mourning. "

Glenda Dale Skelton wrote on Aug 4, 2022:

"Kevin was my cousin & I loved him dearly??He will be missed by all of us Dale girls. We were special cousins as we both had heart transplants from the familia heart disease that we received from our Mothers , He received his about a year after I did in it 2005. Everytime when I was at Barnes & he lived in StLouis he would visit me. We have a very sad history with this disease. Several cousins on the Swan side have either gotten a heart or like Kevin that passed away before he could get his 2nd heart. ! R. I. P. My dear cousin Kevin! Give every one of our family a hug from me. See you when I get there ????"

Lisa Henderson wrote on Aug 4, 2022:

"May you rest in eternity ?? I am so grateful to have worked with you at MMC and experienced your beautiful personality. Thank you for sharing your knowledge. Lisa (Calmese) Henderson "

Deb Kuchan wrote on Aug 4, 2022:

"Glen, so very sorry for your loss. Blessings to his friends and family. Deb Kuchan"

Janice Hartman wrote on Aug 3, 2022:

"Joyce and family so sorry for your loss, I know what you?re going through. Time does help. "

Terri Paver wrote on Aug 3, 2022:

"My condolences to all his family and friends who loved him. He was the first person I met when I moved to St. Louis and forged a friendship that included many good times and good memories. RIP, my friend."

Jennifer Widger wrote on Aug 3, 2022:

"R.I P. Uncle Kevin. I will never forget all the fun trips to St. Louis. ??? He would always say \"well hello beautiful!\" Everytime he saw me followed with hug and kiss. Made me feel so loved everytime I was around him. Kevin Always stayed positive. And he loved his Izzie and doggos like they were his children! Rest easy uncle Kevin ?"

Kevin Dickmeyer wrote on Aug 3, 2022:

"I have no doubt you fought until it was time to go. Rest in Power and Peace, Kevin."

Stephanie Decker Parson wrote on Aug 3, 2022:

"My heart breaks for Kevin\'s family. Such a tragedy. I will cherish the relationship that Kevin and I had. Rest in peace Kevin, until we meet again. ? "