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Kapala-Glodek-Malone Funeral Home

7800 Bass Lake Road, New Hope, MN

OBITUARY

Lawrence Edward Utt

November 23, 1968December 25, 2019
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Lawrence was preceded in death by his son, Bruce Walter Utt; maternal grandparents, Helen Eiel Plummer and Judge Lawrence Plummer; paternal grandparents, Ruth Utt and Walter Utt, Sr.

Lawrence will be deeply missed by his wife, Stacy; children, Benjamin, Eric and Gregory; parents, Sara Jean and Walter Utt, Jr.; brothers, Michael (Karen) and Jonathan Utt; nieces, Annika and Anja Utt.

Lawrence worked many years at Xcel Energy as a supply chain analyst.

Memorial service will take place at 11:30am on Friday, January 3, 2020 at Kapala Glodek Malone Funeral Home, 7800 Bass Lake Rd, New Hope. Visitation one hour prior to service.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, January 3, 2020
  • Memorial Service Friday, January 3, 2020

Memories

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Kile Husen

January 2, 2020

I worked with Larry for the time he worked at Xcel Energy. I remember interviewing him with Crystal Gill at lunch and remember thinking this is the guy we want to hire. Larry's authenticity, honesty, and friendliness were just part of his aura that people connected with. He was very special that way. Everyone loved and trusted Larry and respected his work. He was a special man and will be remembered always by those that knew him. We will miss him

Diana Allen

January 1, 2020

Larry and I started in the same group of supply chain analysts at Xcel Energy within months of each other. We spent many years working next to and with each other in many different projects. We came to appreciate each other’s gifts and skills, collaborating even after I moved into other areas.
Larry was a man of integrity and goodwill. I will miss him, as I know many others will too.
My heart goes out to you, his closest family, who were such a big part of his life. May your memories sustain you through this journey of grief and saying goodbye.

Aaron Garcia

December 30, 2019

Larry was one of the first to provide me with guidance, support and knowledge when I started the latest chapter of my career. He displayed great patience, was always willing to help, and his knowledge was unmatched. I am so saddened to hear of his passing and my deepest sympathies are with his family.

Carmen Olsen

December 30, 2019

Larry was one of the sharpest people I worked with. He was always willing to step up and lend a helping hand when asked, and would find a way to get a job done. I will greatly miss Larry, both as a colleague and person. My deepest sympathies to Larry's family.

Carla Hicks

December 30, 2019

Larry was someone I had a true appreciation for...he was kind, smart, helpful and one of the most knowledgeable peers I've ever had! I've worked with him for many years, yet only had the pleasure of actually meeting him earlier this year! He was the BEST! Larry will be remembered fondly and missed greatly.... and I pray God brings family and friends continued comfort throughout time. Godspeed, Larry!!

Todd Wambach

December 29, 2019

It’s hard to single out a memory in over thirty years of friendship. But through friendship this man tought me to embrace humanity and pulled me out of my shell. I’ve never met a kinder, smarter, more patient person and am eternally grateful for the time I was able to spend with him. Larry, you will be missed.

Sharon Adams

December 29, 2019

Stacy, Ben, Eric, and Greg~~
I have had the honor and privilege of working with Larry for the past six years. He took all the time that was needed to help me whenever I needed help. He also taught me to think on my own about how to figure out difficult problems, which was the greatest gift he could have given me.

Whenever he talked about his family, whether it was telling me about the school concerts for the boys, the fun he had on family vacations, or just doing the normal stuff on weekends, I could see the love and pride in his face when he talked about each of you.

Larry was a man who touched so many lives with his wisdom, patience, and great sense of humor . . . he will be greatly missed.

I pray that the Lord will give you His Peace and Grace to get through this difficult time and in the years ahead.

Brandy Kennedy

December 27, 2019

I have had the pleasure of working with Larry for the past 4 years. Like many others who needed him Larry was always willing to help me any time I asked no matter how busy he was. He was a friend to everyone who worked with him & his presence will be greatly missed. I pray his family will find peace & comfort during this difficult time & I am thankful I had the honor of knowing Larry for the past 4 years.

Adam Kveberg

December 27, 2019

I worked with Larry at Xcel Energy for over four years. Our last two years on the same team, the two years prior we were in different departments. Even when we were in different departments Larry went out of his way to teach me everything I was willing to learn about all the things that he knew. Larry was a subject matter expert on the most complicated processes within Supply Chain. He was humble, kind and always generous with his time, with advice and with his heart. I cannot put into words how much Larry meant to me. His influence will continue to inspire me. I regret not being able to tell Larry how thankful I am for having known him. My deepest sympathies go out to his family. He will be missed.

Sara Trask

December 27, 2019

Larry was an amazing colleague. Smart, kind and always willing to help when it came to work. There is a sadness knowing he isn't on the other end at ext. 7611. He will be missed dearly.

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Biography

Lawrence Edward Utt was born on Saturday, November 23, 1968 to Walter Jr. and Sara Jean Utt at St. Mary's Hospital in Minneapolis Minnesota. He came into the world at 8:18 in the morning weighing 7 pounds and was 21 inches long. He was their first born with two younger brothers Michael Walter Utt born September 12, 1971 and Jonathon Roy Utt born February 15, 1974 . He was a very happy child who brought his family much joy. His best friend in childhood was Kirk Soland whom he stayed close with throughout his life. He attended Armstrong High School were he was a member of the Cross Country Team and Captain of the Ski Team graduating in 1987. He then attended the University of Minnesota Duluth where he graduated in 1992 cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in anthropology and a minoring in geography. It was here at UMD that Larry met the love of his life Stacy (Jensen). They were married on August 17, 1991 and remained a steadfast loving couple until his death on December 25, 2019 from a necrotizing pancreas caused from an extreme high level of calcium in his body. He was the proud father of four sons. Benjamin Lawrence Utt was born on October 14, 2000. On April 20, 2004 twins Eric Edward Utt and Gregory Scott Utt came along. Followed by Bruce Walter Utt born on May 21, 2014 who passed on May 26, 2014 from an infection caused by a tear in his small intestine. Bruce was only with us for six days but will forever remain in our hearts.

Larry was a Senior Supply Chain Analyst for Excel Energy in Minneapolis since 2008 up until his passing. He was one of the fortunate few who truly enjoyed his job and looked forward to going to work as he genuinely liked everyone he worked with. Larry was a kind, thoughtful, genuine, accepting, and compassionate man. He never had an unkind thing to say about anyone and was extremely well liked by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him. Nothing was more important to Larry then his family. Larry was a wonderful father and the best partner to walk through life with. His love was abundant and he had endless patience and compassion always putting others first. He was very active in his children's lives and spent as much time with them as he could. He was also close with his parents and brother Mike whom he enjoyed texting with. He treasured his friendship with his best friend Todd Wambach whom he met in college, and loved talking music with Chris Warren. He was an avid guitar player and attended live music events every chance he could. He was a huge Who fan never missing a concert since his first in high school He passed this love of music onto his children who also enjoy live concerts and play multiple instruments. Larry also really enjoyed sports. He remained a life-long Minnesota Twins fan. One of his greatest memories was attending the game 6 of the 1991 World Series and sitting in the section that Kirby Puckett hit is infamous home run.

Larry touched so many lives and will be missed but not forgotten as he lives in our hearts and memories, Larry's goodness can be seen in the faces of his children and the kindness of their actions.