Martin K. “Marty” Mutti, 53, one of the “Good Guys” at KSOK Radio, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday morning, Aug. 25, 2018, at South Central Kansas Medical Center in Arkansas City.
Visitation with the family is at 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 31, at the First United Methodist Church in Winfield, followed by a public memorial service at 10 a.m. A Celebration of Life service is at 2 p.m. Friday at Richardson Performing Arts Center at Southwestern College. The community is invited to attend either service to celebrate Marty’s life. For more information, visit www.shelleyfamilyfh.com.
In lieu of flowers, the family has established a memorial in Marty’s name with the Cowley County Humane Society. Contributions can be made through Shelley Family Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1, Arkansas City, KS 67005.
Marty was born on March 19, 1965, in St. Joseph, Mo., 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 High School (Mo.) in 1983. He attended the University of Missouri for 1 1/2 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 has 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.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Winfield and an ambassador for a plethora of local organizations. Marty participated in the Disciple Bible Study at the church.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Tim Mutti and Fred Mutti.
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 his stepchildren, Joe, David, Annie, Dan, Sally and Thomas.