Juanita Mae Kutzman, 83, of Geneseo, died Saturday, May 18, 2013, at her home. A funeral service celebrating her life will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 24 at Vandemore Funeral Home, Geneseo. Pastor Doug Shook will officiate. Burial will follow at North Cemetery, Geneseo. A visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 23 at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Juanita Kutzman Memorial Fund.
She was born on April 13, 1930, in East Moline, the daughter of Leonard and Rosalie (Brown) Sundblade. She married Ray Kutzman Sr. on Nov. 8, 1948, in Pocahontas, Ark. He died on July 29, 2003. She and her husband, Ray, raised eight children.
She was a member of the Moose in Geneseo. She loved singing and music was the center of the Kutzman family. She loved nature and especially her dog, Nieko. She also enjoyed fishing with her family. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren and the opportunity to spoil them. She was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.
Survivors include four sons, Joe Kutzman of Geneseo, Ray Kutzman Jr. of Colona, William (Marilyn) Kutzman of Colona and Michael Kutzman of California; two daughters, Debbie (Tom) Novotny of Woodridge and Brenda (Michael) Henry of Rock Island; 12 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; one sister, Virginia Turner of East Moline; and one cousin, Patricia Bartlett of Council Bluffs, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ray; and two sons, Larry William and Robert Alan.