April 9, 1932 – March 26, 2019
Fred was born in Denison, Iowa to Edward C. Lutz and Ida F. Lutz. He was the 5th child in a family of 9. It was mine, yours and ours family, but nobody was ever made to feel that way. They were just family, period.
Fred didn’t finish formal school, but continued his education at MacPhail School of Music and furthered his education, becoming a General Contractor and owning his own company F.P. Lutz & Company. He was never so proud as the day he added “& Son”.
Fred was gifted with a beautiful voice and would sing for special occasions, in fact that was how he met his bride of 68 years plus. It was at a Walther League performance that he met the love of his life, Joan R. Hedges. They would wed at the age of 18 on October 26, 1950. Their union bore them one son, Frederic Paul Lutz, Jr. and one daughter, Renee K. Lutz.
Fred was a loving provider and a faithful servant to his Lord. Fred rejoiced in his faith and shared his faith with many. He was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church and spoke often of his church “family”, as they were considered just that, family.
Fred is preceded in death by his father, Ed Sr.; mother Ida; brother Carl; sister Eunice; brother Henry; sister Dorothy; and his brother John. He is survived by his loving wife Joan; his son Fred, Jr. (Cindy); his daughter Renee; his grandsons Jason (Sandy); Keith (Jodi); Jeffrey (Val); Bryan (Sabrina); Paul (Mari); his granddaughters Bridgette “Getta” (Erik); and Nicole; along with 12 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, and others who were privileged to be called his friend. His life was truly blessed as he was a blessing to those in his life.
A Memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday March 30, 2019 at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 3030 E. Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85032. Visit https://www.hansenmortuary.com for condolences.Print Obituary & Condolences