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John Lutz

November 1, 1928 — November 29, 2015

John Lutz

Send Flowers John M. Lutz November 1, 1928 - November 29, 2015

JOHN M. LUTZ, 87, of Arcola, IL passed away at 12:01 A.M. on Sunday, November 29, 2015 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon, IL.

Visitation will be from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at the Edwards Funeral Home, 221 East Main in Arcola, IL. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at the Edwards Funeral Home. Rev. Ty Nicol will officiate. Burial will be in the Arcola Cemetery.

John was born on November 1, 1928 in Noble, IL. He was a son of Irl Raymond and Lizzie Belle (Martin) Lutz. He married Helen Grace Seesengood on February 20, 1951 in Noble, IL.

He is survived by his wife Helen; three children, Martha “Marty” Brashears and her husband Roscoe “Rick” of Mt. Carmel, IL, Carol J. Turner and her husband Louis of Arcola, IL and Jerry Lutz and his wife Joni of Hindsboro, IL; eight grandchildren, Eric Brashears and his wife Nicolle of Woodland Park, CO, Jason Brashears and his wife Melanie of Germany, Tori Whitaker and her husband Keith of Hoopeston, IL, Jenny Thurston and her husband Heath of Tuscola, IL, Jodi Turner and Gerold Jewell of Arcola, IL, Cassie Lockhart and her husband Brian of Hendersonville, TN, Christopher Lutz and his wife Brittany of Charleston, IL and Cari Netherton and her husband Mitchell of Rochester, IL and thirty-one great-grandchildren.

John was preceded in death by his parents, a step-mother, Golda Lutz, three brothers and five sisters.

John was a Marine Veteran.

He retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1993 with over 35 years of service. He served as Arcola’s first letter carrier and held that position for 17 years before moving to a rural letter carrier. After he retired he helped family and friends bring in the harvest.

John was a member of the Kemp Church of Christ where he served as an elder.

He enjoyed camping, traveling, sightseeing and sporting events of all kinds especially those involving his grandchildren or great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Kemp Church of Christ.

Facts Born: November 1, 1928
Death: November 29, 2015

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