Frank “Sonny” Utsler, 78, passed away on Thursday, June 13, 2019. He was born on May 12, 1941 in Indianola, Iowa.

Sonny had served for the United States Army and was a lifetime member of American Legion. In 1959, Sonny had met his true love, Sue, on the square of Indianola. They have been married for 28 years. They both loved warm weather places and wintering in Texas. Sonny had worked in construction, heating and cooling, and as an electrician. He was proud to own the family business of Utsler Electric in Indianola, Iowa for many years. Sonny would always help others in need, whether it be moving, building projects or outdoor work. He also was involved with the church from singing in the choir, riding in the Beaverdale parades, mowing, and working on electrical projects. Some of his hobbies and interests included, woodworking, anything electrical, making things work and had the ability to fix anything. He especially loved cars, Harleys, fishing, hunting, and drinking beer! Above everything, Sonny loved his girls, Cindy, Bridget and his wife, Sue. He cherished time spent with his ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Those left to cherish Sonny’s memory include his loving wife of 28 years, Sue Utsler; daughters, Cindy Ball and Bridget (David) Castelluccio; sister, Betty (Tom) Lowe; sisters-in-law, Nancy Baker, June Johnston and Esther (Terry) Halstead; and brothers-in-law, David Reynolds and Mark Reynolds.

Sonny was preceded in death by his dad, Leonard; mom, Ruby; and brother, Roger.

Celebration of Sonny’s Life will be held at 6 p.m., Monday, June 17, 2019 at Glen Echo Christian Church, 4323 Douglas Avenue, Des Moines. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. Burial to be held at Iowa Veterans Cemetery, Adel.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Glen Echo Christian Church or American Legion in Indianola.

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Service Details

Monday, June 17, 2019
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Glen Echo Christian Church
4323 Douglas Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa
Monday, June 17, 2019
6:00 pm
Glen Echo Christian Church
4323 Douglas Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
12:30 pm
Iowa Veterans Cemetery
34024 Veterans Memorial Dr
Adel, IA 50003
Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
(515) 243-5221

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