Rev. Joseph L. Lutz
January 14, 1928 - November 16, 2020
Rev. Joseph L. Lutz
Born January 14, 1928 in Elmira, N.Y., the son of Louis J. and Marion B. (nee Mathew) Lutz; graduated from Southside High School in 1946; married Dolores K. Sutter January 10, 1953; employed 15 years by New York Telephone Co. in Elmira, Corning and Syracuse, NY, and 21 years by Bell Telephone Laboratories (Lucent Technologies) in New York City, Homdel, NJ, and Naperville, IL; attended Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove, Il and graduated from Pope John XXIII National Seminary, Weston, MA; ordained at Roman Catholic Priest June 27, 1987 for the Dioceses of Rockford, IL. and served as associate pastor at St. John Neumann parish in St. Charles, IL 1987 – 1989, and Holy Angels parish in Aurora, IL 1989-1992; served as pastor at St. Mary parish in Freeport, IL 1992-2002; also served simultaneously as pastor at St. Wendelin parish in Shannon, Il. 1992-1998; was an associate priest for the Lay Apostolate Community of Madonna House based in Combermere Ontario Canada; was Chaplain for St. Charles Knights of Columbus Council #12497; was Chaplain for Knights of Columbus Assembly #188 retired to St. Charles, Il in 2002 where he assisted at various local parishes.
He was preceded in death by his parents Louis and Marian, and his wife Dolores; he is survived by :two sons, Gary (Deborah) Lutz of Virginia Beach, VA, and Edward (Marcia) Lutz of Wayne, Il; five grandchildren: Christopher Lutz of Las Vegas, NV; Colin Lutz of Norfolk, VA; Alexandra Bryan and hers sons Issac and Godric of Virginia Beach, VA, Chelsey Lutz of Batavia, Il, and Maxwell Lutz of Fort Collions, CO, and one sister; Evelyn Lutz of Elmira, NY; and several nieces and nephews and cousins.
A “post Covid” Celebration-of-Life Mass will be held (date/time/TBD) at St. John Neumann Church, 2900 E. Main Street in St. Charles, IL. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery Elmira, NY. Memorials may be made to St. John Neumann Parish, St. Charles, Il