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November 3, 2017 Nicholas “Nick” Jay Yutzy
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1959 - 2017

Nicholas “Nick” Jay Yutzy, 58 of Kalona, entered fully into the presence of our Heavenly Father on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017 after a valiant battle with cancer. Nick’s family will receive friends at Upper Deer Creek Mennonite Church Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 from 3-7 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Upper Deer Creek Mennonite Church Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. with Pastors Delmar Bontrager and Ray Yutzy officiating. Burial will follow in the Lower Deer Creek Cemetery. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established for Upper Deer Creek Mennonite Church and Compassus Hospice.

Nick was born July 26, 1959 in Iowa City the son of the late Roman and Frances (Gerig) Yutzy. Nick attended Iowa Mennonite High School in rural Kalona. He transferred to Iowa City High School where he graduated class of 1977. While in high school Nick worked alongside his father, owner and operator of Yutzy Hauling Service. Nick later succeeded his father and renamed the company N & N Sanitation, Inc.

On May 4, 1985 Nick was united in marriage to his high school sweet heart Nancy Kay Buck at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Iowa City.

Nick was a former member of The Iowa City Home Builders Association, Iowa City Rotary Club, Coralville Rotary Club, and the Wild Turkey Federation. Nick also participated in many local charitable events over the years. Nick enjoyed fishing, traveling, working in the shop, and owning a stock car and racing team. Nick loved all sports. He was a die-hard fan of the Kansas City Royals baseball team and the Washington Redskins football team. Nick most of all loved Nancy, their boys, and their grandchildren. Nick will be remembered for his strength, optimism and loyalty. His “I haven’t given up just yet” attitude prevailed through out numerous health treatments over his lifetime. Nick is loved dearly and will be missed immensely.

Survivors include his wife: Nancy Kay of Kalona; two sons: Verton (Natalie) Yutzy of Kalona, Juston (Aftan Vander Zwaag) of Kalona, four grandchildren: Eden, Gunner, Garrett, and Emberlin; four sisters: Mary (John) Dachtler of Tonasket, Wash., Dorothy Yutzy of Anchorage, Alaska, Linda Stodulski of Glen Alan, Va., Charity (Daryl) Schlabaugh of Tiffin; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding Nick in death were his parents, Roman and Frances Yutzy; two sisters: Bert DeHerrera and Lois Bava; and an infant granddaughter: Ella Grace Yutzy.

Peterseim Funeral Home of Kalona is assisting the family.

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