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Jonathan Jay Lutz

November 6, 1956 - December 11, 2021

Jonathan Jay Lutz Jonathan Jay Lutz
    December 18, 2021 | 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.
  • Congregational United Church of Christ (CUCC)
    40W451 Fox Mill Blvd.
    St. Charles, Illinois 60175
  • Funeral
  • December 18, 2021 | 11:00 A.M.
  • Congregational United Church of Christ (CUCC)
    40W451 Fox Mill Blvd.
    St. Charles, Illinois 60175
  • Burial Location

Jonathan Jay Lutz, 65, passed away Saturday, December 11th at his home in St. Charles, IL. He was greatly loved by his wife, children, grandchildren, siblings, and anyone that ever met him. To Jon, no one was a stranger, just a friend he hadn’t met yet.

The son of Wally and Peggy Lutz, Jon was born on November 6th, 1956, and grew up in Trenton, MI. He married Dawn DeLong on April 9th, 2004, blending their families.

After graduating from Michigan State University, Jon pursued a career in Agricultural Sales with Monsanto and Syngenta. Much of his success came from his larger-than-life personality and love of entertaining; many of his customers and coworkers considered him family.

Jon was a hard worker. He focused on doing the best he could on any given project, like organizing family reunions, grilling his meats to perfection, or coaching his sons’ teams. After a long day, you could find Jon in his favorite recliner watching his beloved Cubs or Spartans with a glass of red wine.

Even in retirement, Jon was always on the move. He loved boating with his family and friends, going to the gym, biking the local trails, bantering on the pickleball courts, and taking fishing trips with his buddies.

Jon was a welcoming and selfless individual who genuinely cared about everyone around him. We will miss his warmth and humor that spread throughout all aspects of his life.

He is survived by his wife Dawn, sons Jason (Danielle), Jordan, Beau (Samantha) and Drew; granddaughters Taylor & Austin; siblings Mick (Pat), Karl (Elizabeth), Sally (Mike), and Jeff (Cathy).

He was preceded in death by his parents.

The funeral arrangements will be held on December 18th at the Congregational United Church of Christ (CUCC), 40W451 Fox Mill Blvd St. Charles, IL, with Rev. Josh Kuipers officiating. Visitation will begin at 9:00, service at 11:00, followed by a light luncheon

The funeral will be live zoomed at 11:00 A.M.

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In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the CUCC at the above address, or Meals on Wheels, where Jon was a fan-favorite courier


Janice Pinson from Birmingham, MI

"I cannot imagine a world without Jon Lutz. SUDS and I spoke this morning and Mark shared crazy stories. Some I have never heard and some I had been a part of. Lucky me. I knew Jon from Trenton and MSU. My favorite time was we were both in a marketing class at MSU on the same team. The company we chose for our project was Miller Beer. Remember18 was the age to drink. We got the local distributor to donate beer for the class and won the class project. We both had years of success in sales. Of course he had the best stories. We celebrated at Dooley"s that night. Mark and I realized he was the glue that kept us together for all of these years He organized every minute of our class reunions with our group of friends His smile was infectious. Rest in peace Jon. Vada"

Janet Dunham Kinunen from Brownstown , MI

"Condolences to the entire family, I’ve known Jon since 7th grade. Memories of band and going to MSU for camp, good times. Will always remember that smile and sense of humor. Will be greatly missed."

Todd Mikkelsen from Dike, IA

"Truly a great guy is all I can say! Jon was my boss in 2000 with Zeneca. My deepest sympathies to his family and friends. He will be missed by all who knew him!"

Robert Phillips from AMBOY , IL

"Lutz. You will be greatly missed. You will always be one of the best chem reps i have ever worked with. I hope your drinking one with Harry carry in the big sky box. I also hope i sold enough accuron so you will send me sign letting me know when the cubs are going to win the next World Series. I will always cherish the great memories of our time together and wish your family and friends peace and deepest sympathies"

Patty from Farmington Hills, MI

"Sincerest condolences to Jon’s loved ones. We grew up together in Trenton, and he was a shining star. Our hearts are broken. RIP, dear Jon, and Go Green. 💚💔"

Jim Peacock from Vassalboro, ME

"I'll never forget his smile. Jon always made people feel great when you were around him. Optimistic. Funny. Just an all-around great guy. I had just reconnected with him this past summer after many years. So sad to see him go. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family."

Brian Devine from St. Louis, MI

"Lutz, You were larger than life a personality bigger than any room you ever entered. Though we never worked side by side you were a great mentor to this colleague in Michigan as I shared the love of the Spartans with you. I still have the last voicemail you sent me after you retired. My prayers and condolences to your family that I never had the privilege to meet though how you talked about them at meetings made me feel like I did as I knew how much they meant to you in your life."

Jim Shone from St. Charles, IL

"My condolences to Jon’s family and extremely expansive gathering of friends. Jon was my manager at Zeneca in the mid ‘90s and was the best anyone could ask for in a boss. Jon moved to the St Charles area and after working for him we remained friends and kept in contact whether it was watching our boys play soccer or crossing paths at the gym. I’ll never forget the big smile when greeted and the infectious laugh he shared when telling a story. He was never too shy to tell about some embarrassing stunt he pulled because putting a smile on your face was always his reward. Missing you already but will never forget your friendship. I’m sure the Cubbies will welcome another Angel in the Bleachers."

Mary Kay McEnery from Grand Haven, MI

"We were so sorry to hear of Jon's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time."

Kane Senior Council /DuPage Senior Citizens Council from Lombard , IL

"John delivered meals on wheels to seniors out of our site in Geneva, IL. His smile, funny stories and sense of humor will be missed."

Amy & Don Dougherty from Troy, MI

"Jon & I are Fraternity Brothers from Michigan State University (1975-1979). Good Times, Great Guy & Forever Remembered . God's Speed To All Who Know Him !"

David from Elser, CO

"Thoughts and prayers to the family and friends! John we all will miss you very much. I especially appreciate all you have done for me. Back in the day we had the best team in agriculture because of people like you! Miss you buddy and you were loved by all!"

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