In loving memory of

Shirley C Lutz
January 21, 1929 - June 26, 2019

Shirley C. Lutz, 90, passed away June 26, 2019, surrounded by her family. She was born January 21, 1929, in New Castle, PA. She married Joseph Lutz on August 27, 1949. Their devotion to one another continues into eternal life as they now share the same date of death, June 26, and burial, June 30th, 19 years apart.

Shirley started her secretarial career for the Naval Ordnance Research Laboratory, located on the campus of Penn State University where Joe attended college. She continued working in various secretarial roles while raising her family. Shirley and Joe eventually moved their family to the Midwest where they established their roots in Minnesota. Shirley was an avid bridge player; she also enjoyed knitting, cooking, entertaining, crossword and jigsaw puzzles, and activities involving family and friends.

Shirley is survived by her son Greg (Martha) of Owatonna, daughters, Jane (Terry) Knothe, and Carolyn of Winona, her grandson Zach and family of South Dakota, granddaughter Amber and family of Northfield, and extended family and friends.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, June 30th, with visitation starting at 11:00 a.m. at Hoff Celebration of Life Center, Goodview. A lunch will follow. Interment will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis on Tuesday, July 2nd, at 1:35 p.m. Please view her tribute video and leave a memory at Memorials preferred to Winona Area Hospice Service or a charity of choice.


Gretchen winger wrote on Jul 1, 2019:

"So sorry for your loss. I will always remember aunt Shirley and uncle Joe's visit to Jamestown to see dad when he was sick. Gretchen coryea winger."

Kathy Lewis wrote on Jun 29, 2019:

"Shirley's laughter and smile was contagious. She will be missed here on earth but is enjoying being reunited with Joe her beloved husband. Love to Jane, Terry, Carolyn and Greg, Martha. My deepest sympathies are with all of you tomorrow. Kathy Lewis"

Sue wrote on Jun 29, 2019:

"Carolyn,Keith and I extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family. She seemed like such a sweet lady everytime we saw the 2 of you shopping. God bless you . Allow Jesus to bring you comfort. Sue and Keith Tarras"

Ann Lubinski wrote on Jun 28, 2019:

"My sincere sympathy to you and your family. "

Nancy Brown wrote on Jun 28, 2019:

"What a classy lady & beautiful soul! You could tell how much she loved her family & had such a zest for life & fashion!! God bless all of you as you journey through all the beautiful memories & stories of Shirley! Nancy Brown"

Barb Sundermeyer wrote on Jun 28, 2019:

"My sincerest condolences to all of you. Barb Sundermeyer"

Nancy Whiteside wrote on Jun 27, 2019:

"Upon first meeting Shirley and Joe, I knew they were a couple dedicated to each other, their family, and their faith. Over the past 18 years so many breakfasts at Perkins, so many laughs, and so much sharing of each other. She will be missed by all. "

Marilyn Grob wrote on Jun 27, 2019:

"My sympathy Jane and Carolyn. "

Sharin Manion wrote on Jun 27, 2019:

"Every time she and Mom got together, they would laugh and giggle so much! I?ll miss her."

Lois Dyreson wrote on Jun 27, 2019:

"Shirley was a very special lady. Especially to me.She was kind, giving, caring, loving and a great cook among many other things. My memories and time spent with her will never be forgotten. She will always hold a special place in my heart. Rest Peacefully, Love you Shirley. (Mom)"

Gerry Cummings wrote on Jun 27, 2019:

"Before Shirley moved to Winona we spent many happy times playing bridge, having lunch on the third Sat. every month and before that with our dinner club. She was a dear person. May you find comfort in knowing that warm thoughts and sympathy are with all of you. Rest in peace, Shirley. Gerry Cummings"

Judy Davis wrote on Jun 27, 2019:

"Although I only met Shirley once I know that she endeared herself to all who knew her. I have known both her daughters and one quickly realized the love and compassion this family held of one another. I am unable to attend the funeral but will be in touch with both Carolyn and Jane. Blessings, Judy Davis"

Alberta Rosburg wrote on Jun 26, 2019:

"Shirley was a wonderful and classy lady. She loved her husband and family so much. It was great to get to know her better after she moved to Winona. One of her greatest blessings to me was her daughter Jane who is my special friend. Rest In Peace Shirley. Now you can be with joe. "