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Harold Uthlaut

September 13, 1928 ~ February 26, 2024 (age 95) 95 Years Old

Harold Uthlaut Obituary

Glasgow resident, Harold Uthlaut, age 95, passed away peacefully at Glasgow Gardens on February 26, 2024. 

Harold Henry George Uthlaut was born September 13, 1928 in Saline County, Missouri.  He was one of three children born to the late Clarence and Pauline Cora (Seibold) Uthlaut.  Harold graduated from Slater High School with the class of 1946.  He furthered his education, attending the University of Missouri, School of Agriculture.  In 1951, he graduated with Bachelor’s Degree in Education.  Following college, Harold enlisted with the U.S. Army and served his country.  Harold received special training in refrigeration, graduating at the top of his class at Ft. Belvoir, VA.  From there, Harold was stationed in Alaska as a member of the 42nd Engineering Construction Battalion, where he helped build a military facility on St. Laurance Island.  Harold was honorably discharged in April of 1953.  On June 21, 1953, Harold married Helen Parsons in Columbia, MO.  The couple have enjoyed over 70 years of marriage together. 

Harold’s knowledge and education in agriculture led to long and successful career.  In June of 1954, he started working as a field service representative for Glasgow Co-op.  Three years later, Harold was named manager.  He was a successful manager, helping make Glasgow a premier Co-op in Missouri.  Harold received numerous awards for successful programs, and served on several advisory boards for fertilizer and chemical companies.  He held memberships with the MO Institute of Cooperatives and MO-AG Industries, where he served as president and was made a lifetime member.  Harold was also selected by VOCA (Volunteers of Cooperative Assistance) to travel to Lithuania and educate the locals about cooperatives and how they operate in the U.S.  Harold retired in 1990 and joined Helen in acquiring and selling antiques.  He also enjoyed making and selling crafts to children in the area including bird house kits and his famous, crowd favorite, cork-pop guns.  Harold truly enjoyed farm work and wood construction.  He built most of the cabinets and wood items in the family’s home.  His bird houses, numbering in the 10’s of thousands, were distributed to businesses throughout the world.  Harold was also locally famous for hauling huge loads of straw, distributing to numerous places in mid-MO, including Westlakes, Orscheln, and various nurseries.  Harold never met a stranger and was always eager to spark up a good conversation.  He will be deeply missed by friends and family.

Survivors include his wife, Helen of Glasgow; two sons, Alan Uthlaut of Warrenton, MO and Arlen (Brenda) Uthlaut of Glasgow, MO; two grandchildren, Tevin Uthlaut of Columbia, MO and Lexie Uthlaut and fiancé, Carson Martin, of Glasgow, MO; and one great-grandson, Abel Jack Martin.  In addition to his parents, Harold was preceded in death by a son, Adam Uthlaut, and two sisters, Arlene Uthlaut and Elizabeth Wyatt.

Visitation for Mr. Uthlaut will be from 5-7 PM, Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at Friemonth-Freese Funeral Home in Glasgow.  Funeral will be 10 AM, Thursday, February 29, 2024 at the funeral home in Glasgow, with Rev. Karen Alden officiating.  Burial will follow the service at Washington Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Glasgow United Methodist Church or Washington Cemetery, c/o Friemonth-Freese Funeral Service, 112 Market St., Glasgow, MO 65254.   

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Visitation
Wednesday
February 28, 2024

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Funeral Home- Glasgow Location
112 Market St.
Glasgow, MO 65254

Funeral
Thursday
February 29, 2024

10:00 AM
Funeral Home- Glasgow Location
112 Market St.
Glasgow, MO 65254

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