Edwin Lutz

Garretson

Edwin Lutz, 96, of Garretson and formerly of Plankinton, passed away Saturday, July 24, 2021, at Avera Brady Health and Rehab in Mitchell.  

Mass of Christian burial was Thursday, July 29, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Plankinton. Burial was in Mizpah Cemetery. Visitation was Wednesday, July 28, at Will Funeral Chapel.

Edwin was born on Feb. 16, 1925, to Lawrence and Ruth (Jones) Lutz. He graduated from Plankinton High School in 1943.

On Sept. 12, 1953, Edwin married Barbara Wolf in Woonsocket, and to this union, five children were born.  He worked for the city of Plankinton for thirty-three years before retiring. 

Edwin enjoyed pheasant hunting, reading western books, riding horses, and attending auction sales. Edwin was a blood donor throughout his life. He was a member of the American Legion. He was also a longtime member of the Plankinton Fire Department and served as the Fire Chief.

Edwin is survived by his wife, Barbara; children, Doug (Martha) Lutz, Sandra (Mark) Friedrichs, Marcia (Mike) Lachnit, Deb (Gary) Hanson, and Trish (Paul) Bouwman; 16 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren. 

Edwin was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Melvin, Robert, and Tom; and one sister, Esther.

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