William Lutz, 76 |
Dec. 28, 1939 ó March 7, 2016
William ďBillĒ Lutz, 76, of West Bend, found peace Monday, March 7, 2016, at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee.
He was born Dec. 28, 1939, to the late Milton and Lola (nee Reichart) Lutz in West Bend. After high school, Bill married Joen Luecke and they had two children, Rick and Lori. On Oct. 14, 1979, he was united in marriage to Mary Schlefke at St. Johnís Lutheran Church in West Bend. Bill worked at the West Bend Fire Department for more than 25 years. He was a member of the Wisconsin Buck and Bear Club and West Bend Roots and Branches. He was involved with Action in Jackson for many years and with the West Bend Germanfest for more than 25 years. In 2012, he received the American Cross senior Good Samaritan award. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Bill loved to socialize and spend time with his family and grandchildren. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Those Bill leaves behind to cherish his memory include his loving wife, Mary; four children, Richard (Gayleen) Lutz of Campbellsport, Lori (Jeff) Wendt of Fond du Lac, Deborah (Jon) Swenson of West Bend and Robert (Stephanie) Konstanz of West Bend; nine grandchildren, Emily Lutz, Alex Lutz, Brayden Wendt, Kaillyn Wendt, Erik (Lauren) Swenson, Andrew Swenson, Jessica Swenson, Danielle Konstanz and Nicholas Konstanz; one expected great-granddaughter; brother-in-law, Ronald (Kathy) Schlefke; and other relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his father- and mother-in law, Arthur (Irene) Schlefke; nephew, Scott Schlefke; and his former wife, Joen.
A funeral service in remembrance of Bill will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, March 11, at St. Johnís Lutheran Church (809 S. Sixth Ave., West Bend).
The family will greet relatives and friends from 3 p.m. until the time of service Friday at the church.
The family would like to thank Dr. Herdrich, Dr. Trivedi, Dr. Johnstone, Froedtert Cardiovascular ICU and 3SW staff for all their help and care.
The Myrhum Patten Miller & Kietzer Funeral Homes have been entrusted with Billís arrangements. Additional information and guestbook may be found at www.myrhum-patten.com.