Russell D. Lutz, 88, 13 W. Tunbridge Court, Johnson City, died Tuesday, October 11, 2011, at the James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Mountain Home.
Mr. Lutz was a native of Wheeling, WVA, and a son of the late William John Lutz and Margaret Arthurs Lutz Krone.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran, where he served in the Sea Bee’s in the South Pacific during World War II.
Mr. Lutz retired from National Steel Corporation in 1981 following thirty-one years of service, where he was Superintendent of the River Docks at Weirton Steel Co.
He was a former longtime member of St. Joseph’s The Worker Catholic Church, Weirton, and attended St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Johnson City.
Mr. Lutz was a former member of the Knights of Columbus, and was an avid golfer.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Norma Elaine Marshall Lutz, in 1986; his second wife, Hazel Yvonne Brewer Vine Lutz, in 2010; four brothers, Arthur, Paul, William and Jack Lutz; four sisters, Alberta Maine, Dorothy Myers, Rita Myers and Joann Lutz.
Mr. Lutz is survived by his son, Dennis R. Lutz and wife, Carol, Johnson City; his daughter, Paula Bea Kreyenbuhl and husband, Mark, Lexington, KY; one sister, Martie Romine Corrigan, Lakeland, FL; five grandchildren, Whitney Wondergem and husband, Eric, Johnson City, Stacy Larson and Eric McPeak, Johnson City, Russell D. Lutz II and wife Nicole, Johnson City, Stephen Kreyenbuhl and wife, Sidney, Seattle, WA, and Kyleigh Kreyenbuhl, Lexington, KY; six great-grandchildren, Louisa, Edward, Sara, Avery, Tori and Jack; many nieces and nephews, including Debbie and Tom Willett, Brentwood, TN.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, October 17, 2011, at 10:00 A.M. in St. Joseph’s The Worker Catholic Church, Weirton, WVA, with Father Dean Bergmyer officiating.
Entombment will follow in St. Paul’s Cemetery, Weirton.
The family will receive friends Sunday from 6:00-9:00 P.M. at Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, Weirton.
Memories and condolences may be shared at www.appfh.net.
Appalachian Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 800 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City, is serving the Lutz family. 928-6111