Senator Arnold Utzig View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 5/9/1967
Birth Place: Dubuque County, IA
Party Affiliation: Democrat
Assemblies Served:
Senate: 54 (1951) - 57 (1957)
House: 50 (1943)
51 (1945)
52 (1947)
53 (1949)
61 (1965) - 62 (1967)
Home County: Dubuque
Arnold Utzig
Dubuque County


MR. SPEAKER: Your committee, appointed to prepare a suitable resolution commemorating the life, character and public service of the late Honorable Arnold Utzig, begs leave to submit the following memorial:

Arnold Utzig was born in Dubuque County on March 31, 1893, the son of John and Anna Utzig. One of 17 children, he was educated in rural and Catholic schools in Peru township.

On Nov. 25, 1943, he married Hilda Stieren, and to this union two children were born, Magdalen Ann and Joseph John.

Mr. Utzig served in World War I, and was severely wounded in the St. Mihiel campaign. For this he received the Order of the Purple Heart. He was engaged in retail business in Dubuque for 36 years.

He served as Iowa Department Commander of Disabled American Veterans in 1934, and as national committeeman of the same organization. He was a member of the Catholic Church.

A Democrat, Mr. Utzig was first elected to the House of Representatives in the Fiftieth session, and he served through the Fifty-third session. He was then elected to the Senate for the Fifty-fourth through the Fifty-seventh sessions. In 1957 he was appointed to the Board of Parole, and served there until 1963. He was again elected to the House of Representatives and served in the Sixty-first and Sixty-second sessions, until the date of his death, May 9, 1967.

Mr. Utzig is survived by his wife, Hilda, and two children, Magdalen Ann (Mrs. Edward Reelfs), Platteville, Wisconsin; and a son, Joseph John, Dubuque, and one grandchild.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE SIXTY-SECOND GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF IOWA: That in the passing of the Honorable Arnold Utzig, the state has lost an honored citizen and a faithful and useful public servant, and the House by this resolution would express its appreciation of his service, and tender its sympathy to the members of his family.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That a copy of this resolution be spread upon the Journal of the House, and that the Chief Clerk be directed to forward an enrolled copy to the family of the deceased.