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Walter Allen Lutz
(01-03-1939 - 10-22-2018)

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Walter Allen Lutz of Elgin, 79, widowed, passed away Monday October 22, 2018 at St. Joseph Hospital. He was born January 3, 1939 in Chicago to Walter and Barbara Lutz.
Graduated from Fenger High School in Chicago, Chicago Tech in Chicago, attended the University of Iowa and subsequently earned a MBA degree from the Keller Graduate School of Management. His career took him to many companies throughout the United States. Ultimately, he co-owned a successful company in Elgin, Illinois retiring in 2004.
He enjoyed restoring old classic cars, including 8 Packards and played handball at the Elgin YMCA for 20+ years. Very active in youth sports, he thoroughly enjoyed coaching and teaching Little League baseball, Teener League baseball and Pee Wee football. He was a life-long Iowa Hawkeye fan attending many football games in Iowa City. He felt very fortunate to have been born and raised in the United States. He married his first wife Elinor (Ellie) Manson of Chicago in 1960 with which he had 3 children. They divorced in 1978. In 1986 he married his second wife Donna Thurlby of Sycamore who passed away in 2012. He is survived by son Walter and his wife Cheryl of Elgin, daughter Diane Schreiner of St. Charles and son John of Bartonville, IL. He is also survived by 5 grandchildren, his brother Ray Lutz of Niantic, Illinois and sister Pam Edmond of Eldridge, Iowa. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 2:30 PM in the Laird Funeral Home, Elgin. Entombment will be in the Genoa Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 2:00 PM until the time of services. 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com.

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