Marla Mae Kutz

Marla Mae Kutz

February 4, 1935-August 9, 2022

Marla Mae (Sutton) Kutz passed away at the Josie Harper House Hospice in Omaha, NE on August 9, 2022 at the age of 87.  She was born February 4, 1935 in Fremont, NE to Paul and Ruth Sutton. Marla grew up in McCook, NE and graduated from McCook High School. She married Robert “Bob” Kutz January 12, 1953. After Bob finished college at University of Nebraska Lincoln, they returned to McCook and raised 3 children. Later they moved to Grand Island, NE where they resided at Kuester Lake, truly enjoying lake life with friends and family.

Marla enjoyed many volunteer activities in her life including, community concerts and the community playhouse in McCook, and as a YMCA arthritic swim instructor in Grand Island. Marla had a wonderful voice and was a long -member of Sweet Adelines and the Plumb Happy quartet, singing at events across the Midwest.

Marla was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Kutz; parents, Paul and Ruth Sutton. She is survived by 3 children: daughter, Sheila Mueller (Jim) of Woodstock, GA;  son, David Kutz of Miami, FL; daughter, Karen Smith (Richard) of Omaha; sister, Marty Sutton Beauchamp of Canton, GA; brother, Gordon Sutton of Yuba, CA; 6 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren.

The family will hold a private celebration of life in the fall.


  • Donna Janiscch Posted August 9, 2022 9:20 pm

    Marla was always larger than life to me. I loved her and I loved her children. God is getting the absolute best of the best when she arrives at the pearly gates and oh man, can she sing. And I know that Bob will be there to meet her upon arrival. All my love to her family.

  • Joan M Kracke Posted August 10, 2022 6:07 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family!

  • Cheri Schwieger Posted August 14, 2022 9:45 pm

    I loved visiting and getting to know Marla and Bob at the G.I. Public library. Such a dynamic couple and fun to see and help. We missed her when she moved to Omaha. I’m happy she is back home with her Bob. RIP Marla!!💗

  • Pat Howell Posted August 19, 2022 6:26 pm

    Karen, David and Sheila, I just found out about your mom’s passing. My prayers for you all. I’m believing that she is with your dad and with a new body. May the sorrows be short and the memories last forever. You mother always had a smile on her face.

  • Kim Wilson Conroy Posted August 19, 2022 9:01 pm

    Sheila – I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I always had so much fun at your house and your Mom was a great part of that. Kim

  • Danny Nothnagel Posted August 22, 2022 9:34 am

    My condolences to all of her family. I remember her as well as her husband and children at St Alban’s in McCook. Her laughter was infectious…always so happy.

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