A Mass of Christian Burial for Amelia “Millie” Zoutte, of Knoxville, was held on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at the St. Anthony Catholic Church with Rev. Philip Ryan, Celebrant. Burial followed in the Graceland Cemetery. Music was shared by Mary Burke, choir director-guitarist, with selections including: “Lord of all Hopefulness”, “Precious Lord Take My Hand”, “Like a Shepherd” and “I am the Bread of Life”. Pallbearers were Alan Zoutte, Marc Zoutte, Russ Zoutte, John Zoutte, Jr., Darrell Huffine and Bryce Zoutte. Honorary casket bearers included Dani Huffine, Dalton Huffine, Desi Huffine, Ross Zoutte, MaKenzie Zoutte, Jennifer Zoutte, Anthony Zoutte, Aidan Zoutte, Danise Hyatt, Nicki Hopper, Isaiah Zoutte, Samantha Zoutte , Kendall Zoutte and Logan Zoutte.
Amelia R. Zoutte, 99 of Knoxville, passed from this life to be with her Lord on Jan. 15, 2013, at the West Ridge Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.
Amelia was born to John and Jennie (Bugni) Vardo on Aug. 25, 1913, the fifth of seven sisters and a brother. She met and married Amos Zoutte on Sept. 21, 1943, in Colfax, Iowa. They settled in Knoxville following Amos’s tour of duty during WWII.
Amelia was employed in a munitions factory during WWII and then became a mother and homemaker. She was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church and the Altar and Rosary Society. She was also a volunteer for the Marion County Elderly Nutrition Program where she received many awards, one of which was the President’s Call to Service Award, which is the highest award given. Amelia loved to bowl, garden and take long walks.
She is survived by her three sons; Adrian (Nancy), Jim, John (Jan); grandchildren: Dani (Darrell), Alan (Amy), John Jr. (Kara), Marc (Tascha), Russell (April), Jennifer; step-grandchildren: Nicki, Isaiah, Samantha; 10 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren and many other relatives.
Amelia was preceded in death by her husband, Amos; parents; sisters: Catherine, Elizabeth, Jennie, Albena, Margaret, Mary and a brother, Bert. Amelia was the last survivor of her immediate family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Online condolences may be left at BertrandFuneralHomes.com