CHRISTIAN “CHRIS” YUTZY, 88, of rural Arcola, IL passed away at 9:40 A.M. on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at his residence.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at the Sunnyside Mennonite Church in Arcola, IL. Rev. Larry Rocke will officiate. Burial will be in the Sunnyside Mennonite Church Cemetery. Visitations will be held from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Monday, September 25, 2017 and from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. and 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at the church. The Edwards Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.
Chris was born on July 10, 1929 to William and Rachel (Stutzman) Yutzy. Chris married Lucy W. Schrock, daughter of William B. and Elsie (Kauffman) Schrock on January 6, 1949.
Survivors include his wife, Lucy W. (Schrock) Yutzy; four children: JoEllen, at home, Roger William, married to Laura (Miller) of Arthur, Judith Elaine, married to Loyd Gingerich of Arcola, and Karen Kay, married to Ernest Gingerich, of Arcola; seven grandchildren: Jonathan (Sharon) Gingerich, Heidi (Luke) Goss, Christopher (Cheryl) Gingerich, David (Kristin) Gingerich, Denise Gingerich, Sara Gingerich, and Dominic Gingerich; two step-grandchildren: Angela (Joshua) Bowman, and Alicia (Scott) Marner; four great-grandchildren: Bennett, Andre, Keagan, and Danielle Gingerich; three step-great-grandchildren: Anthony, Sophia and Remington Bowman; and two sisters: Minerva (Yutzy) Bontrager and Gertie (Yutzy) Plank.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Rachel Yutzy, and two brothers-in-law: Andy Bontrager and Jonas Plank.
Chris was an avid student of the Bible and he was fascinated with eschatology.
He was a farmer all of his life, and he owned and operated C&H Heating and Electrical for over 40 years. For the past several years he did repair work on gas appliances.
Chris was a member of the Sunnyside Mennonite Church. He enjoyed driving his 1929 Model A Ford Sport Coupe that his son restored.
Memorials may be made to Braille Bibles International or the donors choice.