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Richard Lutz (1941-2021)


Posted By: Ken Wright (email)
Date: 11/2/2021 at 12:31:59

Richard Lutz, 79, of Oelwein, passed away at his home on Sunday, October 24th, 2021.

Richard William Lutz was born November 8th, 1941 in Anamosa, the son of Clarence and Elnora (Custis) Lutz. He attended school in Anamosa and graduated from Anamosa High School in the Class of 1960.

On November 10th, 1962 he married Charolette Jaeger in Cedar Rapids. The couple resided in Iowa for a short time before relocating to the west coast, including Oregon. They raised their family in California where they lived for 30 years before moving back to northeast Iowa in 1992. Richard was employed as an accountant for various companies including Colonial Bakery and Croell Redi-mix where he retired from several years ago. Richard owned an accounting and tax preparation business for 35 plus years up until his passing.

Richard was one of Jehovah's Witnesses and served in the Oelwein congregation as an Elder. He will be remembered as a man who lived to serve others in their time of need. He enjoyed fishing, camping, and listening to country music. Above all these, he loved to spend time at home with his family

He is survived by his wife of nearly 59 years, Charolette, his children Susan Lutz-Recek, Cedar Rapids, Jeff Lutz, Oelwein, and Michele (Jason) Santouosso, Topsfield, MA, eleven grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and his sisters Barbara (Rich) Pazdernik, Solon, and Janet (Jim) Henderson, Marion.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Private services will be held for the family with burial taking place at Green Center Cemetery in Morley. Please use the "Guestbook" tab, located to the left, and share your thoughts, memories, stories, and condolences with them. Cards, addressed to the family, may be sent to the Goettsch Funeral Home, 306 E. First Street, Anamosa, IA 52205.

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