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Dutz, Matthew

d. May 20, 2013

Matt Dutz, age 48, of Athens, passed away on Saturday, May 18, 2013.

He is survived by his wife, Robin; daughters, Jennifer (husband Nick) Ketchum, Brittany Leach, RaeAnne Dutz, and Meaghan Dutz; a brother, Michael (wife Terri) Dutz, Jr.; sisters, Michelle Oest and Mandy Frost; father, Michael C. Dutz, Sr.; grandchildren, Gavin and Kyson Ketchum; grandfather, Dale Smith; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.

Preceded in death by his mother, Barbara Dutz-Noe; a brother, Mitchell Dutz; a grandmother, Jacqueline Smith; an aunt, Rhea Wrestler; two uncles, Allen “Ponch” Wrestler and Rick Smith. Matt was born January 14, 1965 in San Diego, CA, the son of Michael and Barbara Dutz.

He graduated from Mason City High School in 1983. He worked for AT&T from March 1994 until July 2012.

Matt served for the U.S. Navy from 1983 until 1987.

He enjoyed riding motorcycles, camping and NASCAR racing.

Memorial contributions can be made to the “Dutz Family Memorial Fund” at Athens State Bank. Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.


  1. To the Dutz Family: I was deeply saddened to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Someone so special can never be forgotten.

  2. I new Matt from our days at Franlin Life. Talked to him often since as I saw him all the time in and around the state complex. Wondered several time why I had not seen him lately. He will be missed.

    So Sorry, Brad Lindquist

  3. I am SO sorry to hear about Matt’s passing. I have known Matt for many, many years – lived across the street from my Grandmother when we were kids. He will be greatly missed.

    My condolences to his family and deepest sympathy.

    Chad Burton

  4. Robin and family, We’re so sorry for your loss. We’re thinking of you and we’ll miss Matt a lot.

  5. My thougths and prayers go out to the Dutz family. I am so sorry to hear of this tradegy. Matt was a wonderful man and loved by all that knew him.

  6. Dear Robin,Jennifer,Brittany,RaeAnne,and Meaghan, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  7. To the Dutz Family – I was saddened to learn of Matt’s passing. I had the pleasure of interacting with him at the State Capitol on many occasions. He was a true professional and always had a smile for those he worked with. Prayers are with you.

  8. Wow- so so sad. Can’t believe this.

    When I talked to him he always had a smile. I didn’t realize he was married but knew about his “girls” hope you all are ok. Sorry to see this happen.

  9. I went to school with Matt and I just can’t believe he is no longer with us. My deepest sympathy to Matt’s family

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