|Birth: ||Mar. 14, 1914|
|Death: ||Mar. 23, 2008|
BLOOMINGTON - Dr. Earl E. Lutz, 94, of Bloomington, Ill., died on March 23, 2008, at 3:03 a.m. at Heritage Manor in Normal, Ill.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 27, 2008, at 10 a.m. at Centennial Christian Church in Bloomington. Visitation will be Wednesday, March 26, 2008, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Beck Memorial Home in Bloomington. Cremation rites will be accorded after the services, with burial to follow at a later date. The Pastor Joe Culpepper will be presiding over the services.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Lutz Endowment Fund at U of I Veterinary Medicine or to Centennial Christian Church in Bloomington.
Earl was born on March 14, 1914, in Kellerton, Iowa, to Charles B. and Effie (Holmes) Lutz. He married Nola Massie on Dec. 29, 1937, in Kahoka, Mo. She passed away on April 23, 2001.
Earl is survived by a son, Wayne (Marcia) Lutz of San Jose, Ill.; and one daughter, Mary Ann (William) Schlipf of Bloomington. He also is survived by three grandchildren, Gerald Lutz of San Jose, Ill., David (Sarah) Lutz of Libertyville, Ill., and Tonya Schlipf of Bloomington.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Jean Lutz; and a sister, Alice Oliver.
He was an active emeritus member of Centennial Christian Church of Bloomington.
Earl received the Army rank of Lt. Col. in the 104th Timberwolves. He received a Purple Heart for his service at the Battle of the Bulge.
His first job was as an ag teacher at Bushnell, Ill., High School. He then moved to Aledo, Ill., for two year to work as an ag teacher there. He then went on to serve his country in the military. After his military service, he returned to pre-vet at the U of I. While in vet school, he was instrumental in the formation of U of I College of Veterinary Medicine. Earl graduated with high honors at U of I. He then went to work for Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Co. in research, development & consultation. As a veterinarian, he helped start Bovine Practitioners and Swine Practitioners Association.
In private life, he received many awards with the Boy Scouts of America and church work and for apiary. In the meantime, he found time to cheer for the Chicago Cubs and the Fighting Illini.
Nola C. Massie Lutz (1916 - 2001)*
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