One of the “Good Guys” at KSOK RADIO, Martin “Marty” K. Mutti, 53, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday morning, August 25, 2018 at South Central Kansas Medical Center in Arkansas City.
Marty was born on March 19, 1965 in St. Joseph, Missouri. He was the son of Albert Frederick “Fritz” and Etta Mae (McClurg) Mutti. His father is a minister and served in numerous capacities with the United Methodist Church; therefore, the family lived in many places. Marty graduated from Blue Springs, Missouri High School in 1983. He attended the University of Missouri for 1 ½ years. Looking for a smaller school, Marty found a great college family at Southwestern College in Winfield where he graduated. Marty began his broadcasting career at the college radio station KSWC. He was also an instructor at Southwestern College where he taught Communications. The last 30 plus years, Marty has lived in the area and been a constant community promoter through his efforts at KSOK Radio. Whether that was being engaged in the local community events with live remotes, the Cowley County Fair, sporting events, local celebrity interviews and many other local entities; Marty was always promoting something positive. He will be remembered for his smile, his laugh and his outgoing personality.
Surviving to honor his memory are his parents, Fritz and Etta Mae Mutti of Lee’s Summit, MO; his niece, Siobhan Perry and husband, Jeff of St. Louis, MO and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Marty is also survived by his former wife Jane Pipes and her children, Joe, David, Annie Pipes Talley, Dan, Sally Pipes and Thomas. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Tim and Fred Mutti.
He was member of the First United Methodist Church in Winfield, KS, where he participated in the Disciple Bible Study. He was also an ambassador for a plethora of local organizations. In lieu of flowers, the family has established a memorial in his name with the Cowley County Humane Society. Contributions may be made through Shelley Family Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1, Arkansas City, KS 67005.
A time of visitation with the family will be at 9:00 A.M. Friday, August 31, 2018 at the First United Methodist Church in Winfield followed by a public memorial service at 10:00 A.M. A Celebration of Life Service will also be held at 2:00 P.M., Friday, August 31, 2018 at Richardson Performing Arts Center on the Southwestern College Campus. The community is invited to attend either service as we gather to celebrate Marty’s life.
Cowley County Humane Society
7648 222nd Rd, Winfield KS 67005