|Birth: ||Oct. 18, 1920|
|Death: ||Oct. 13, 2004|
Friday, October 15, 2004
George Alfred Lutz
George Alfred Lutz, 83, of 1332 Matilda St., perished in an automobile crash in Portage County on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2004.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Boston Funeral Home, with the Rev. Nancy Zorn Micke officiating. Burial will take place at Forest Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and from 10:30 a.m. until time of service Monday. A memorial is established in his name for Friends of Engine 2713, multi-generations of Lutz and Kelly family of railroad workers.
George was born in Stevens Point on Oct. 18, 1920, to the late Alfred Michael and Elthi Margaret (Tufte) Lutz. He attended elementary school at the old McKinley Grade School, was a member of the last class to graduate from Emerson High School in 1938 and was a member of the first class to graduate from the new P. J. Jacobs High School gymnasium before the rest of the school was completed.
He graduated from Central Wisconsin Teachers College (UWSP) with a teaching certificate in 1940.
On July 4, 1942, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and went through basic training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego. Mr. Lutz was sent to the South Pacific and served on Guadalcanal and New Georgia in the Russell Islands. He received the Southwest Pacific Medal with two battle stars, the American Defense Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal and Presidential Unit Citation.
After the war, Mr. Lutz returned to work for the Soo Line Railroad as a clerk, retiring in 1980 with 40 years of service.
He was a member of American Legion Post No. 6 and the Railroad Clerks Union.
On Oct. 18, 1944, Mr. Lutz was married to Margaret Mary "Pat" Kelly in the rectory of St. Stephen Church in Stevens Point. Mrs. Lutz, the one love of his life, passed away on May 24, 1998, at age 79, after 54 years of marriage.
George Lutz enjoyed the local sports teams including baseball, hockey and UWSP women's soccer.
He is survived by five sons, George A. Lutz Jr., Milwaukee, Peter O. and Jan (Nix) Lutz, Plover, John C. and Luci (Dulak) Lutz, Stevens Point, James P. and Barbara (Newby) Lutz, Eau Claire, and Donald F. and Alvie (Starzinski) Lutz, Marathon City; and one daughter, Mary C. and Ronald Domka, Stevens Point.
He is also survived by 12 grandchildren, Peter Matthew Lutz and Amanda Bernardy, Stevens Point, Michelle and Eric Parlier, Wausau, Jill Lutz, Stevens Point, Jeff and Valerie Lutz, Plover, Patrick Lutz and Deanna Jackson, Eau Claire, Mark Lutz, Burlington, Vt., Kelly and Eric Muller, Eau Claire, Kristin and B.J. Kays, Eau Claire, Christina and Jason Hintz, Appleton, Andrew and Christina Domka, Marshall, Margaret Domka, Oak Creek, and Sgt. Stephen Domka, U.S. Army, Afghanistan; and six great-grandchildren, Marah and Brady Kays, Annalise and Joshua Muller, Chase Parlier and Justin Hintz.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife; his parents; his sister, Joyce Lutz; and a daughter-in-law, Judith (Wysocki) Lutz.
Alfred Mike Lutz (1899 - 1977)
Elthi Margaret Tufte Lutz (1896 - 1976)
Margaret Mary Kelly Lutz (1919 - 1998)*
Peter Ole Lutz (1947 - 2016)*
Plot: Block 35
Created by: John Kelly
Record added: Jul 09, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 39265576