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Melvin E. Lutz

March 9, 1916 April 7, 2008
Melvin E. Lutz
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Obituary for Melvin E. Lutz

Melvin E. Lutz, 92, of Vinton, died Monday, April 7, 2008, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids due to complications of a fall.
    Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Friday, April 11, at Vinton Presbyterian Church with Pastor Ron Sumption officiating.  Visitation will be held 5 to 7 PM Thursday, April 10, at Russell Funeral Home in Vinton.  Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Vinton.
    Melvin was born March 9, 1916, in rural Garrison, the son of Albert and Minnie Bahr Lutz.  He grew up on farms and farmed in partnership with his father until moving to Vinton in 1949.  He then worked at Farmers’ Sales and Service until his retirement in 1985.
    He was a long-time member of the Vinton Presbyterian Church.
    On December 2, 1956, Melvin was united in marriage with Lola Mae Lewis at the Presbyterian Church in Vinton.  Melvin’s greatest pleasure was his family.
    Melvin is survived by his wife of 51 years, Lola, of Vinton; two daughters: Becky Lutz of Vinton and Kathy (Dr. David) Dzewaltowski of Manhattan, KS; and two grandchildren: Chelsea and Alex Dzewaltowski.
    He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Lucille Lutz; and one brother, Vernon, in infancy.
    Memorial contributions may be made to Vinton Presbyterian Church, 608 1st Avenue, Vinton, IA 52349.


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