Lance Utech, 38, of Amsterdam, passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2019. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Mullinax Funeral Home, Drexel Chapel (660-679-0009). A visitation will be held prior to the service from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, also at the funeral home. Cremation will follow services. Memorial contributions are suggested in lieu of flowers to the Utech College Fund. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com.
Lance William Utech was born June 27, 1980 in Kansas City, Missouri to Garland and Dianna DeForest Utech. He grew up in the Belton area, attending school there until the 10th grade.
After moving to the Amsterdam area, he graduated from Miami High School in 1998. Lance then attended Fort Scott Community College. Lance had a passion for the rodeo, especially bull riding and saddle broncs. He competed in the High School Rodeo and MoKan Rodeo, often times in the State Finals, and going to the national level twice.
Lance enjoyed fishing, good music, working on his truck, and trail rides and pheasant hunts with his dad. He was very family oriented and loved to spend time with his daughters camping and riding.
Lance was preceded in death by his grandparents. He is survived by his parents, Garland and Dianna Utech of Amsterdam; daughters, Alexandria Utech and Paige Utech, both of Amsterdam; brother, Scott Utech of Steelville; sister, Amy Utech of Freeman; along with aunts, uncles, nephews, extended family members, and a host of friends.
Lance will be forever missed and loved.