Bent County Democrat
Las Animas, Colorado
October 1, 2009
OBITUARY ~ EDWARD DALE "ED" LUTZ
CEDAR RAPIDS IA - Edward "Ed" Dale LUTZ, 79, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and formerly of Waterloo, died Saturday, Sept. 5,
2009, at Mercy Medical Center from cancer and COPD.
He was born Aug. 2, 1930, in Kellerton, Iowa, to Boyd and Veva Valetta COVERDALE LUTZ. He graduated from Las Animas High School in
1949. He married Dorothy Mae SCHLICHTING on Nov. 12, 1944, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Artesian, Iowa. Ed served his
country in Korea in the U.S. Army Signal Corps. He was baptized at Las Animas, confirmed at St. Paulís Lutheran in
Artesian, and was currently a member at First Lutheran Church in Cedar Rapids. He was a volunteer auxiliary police
officer in Waterloo during the turbulent 1960s and past member and president of the school board at Immanuel Lutheran
He enjoyed cruising around Robinson Crusoe and Exchange parks in Waterloo on his Cushman 4-wheeler as park
ranger. He was an avid reader, enjoyed woodworking and making lawn art for the family, hunting, fishing, playing cards
and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandsons.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; children, Tim (Sharlene), Tony (Barb), Tammy, Annette and Anita (Wayne);
grandchildren, TJ (Erica), Emily, Heidi, Erik, Kiersten, Tori and Bryce; great-grandchildren, Andrew and Matthew;
siblings, Gene (Carolyn) and Bill (Phyllis); in-laws, Jean (Maurice), Martin (Fran), Darrel (Nancy), Nona, Sue and
Gerald; and 39 nieces and nephews.
Ed was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Tommy, Bob and Jim and sisters, Georgia Lee, Naomi, Shirley and Mable.
Memorial services were held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 1 at First Lutheran Church with the Rev. Craig BROWN
Teahen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Those wishing to do so may make memorials to First Lutheran Church, Hospice of Mercy or the charity of choice.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, July of 2011
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