Holyoke Enterprise, Holyoke, Colorado, May 30, 1996


Funeral services for Holyoke native Christina Marie (Lutze) Bishop were held Saturday, May 25, in a Lutheran church in Des Moines, Iowa.  Chris, 28, was killed instantly in a vehicle accident Wednesday evening, May 22, in Anamosa, Iowa, when the car she was driving went out of control on loose gravel, and was hit broadside by a semi-truck.


 An auditor for Federal Reserve Banks, Chris had been working for a couple of days in Dubuque, Iowa, and was on her way to her home in Des Moines, said close family friend Arlene Harvey.


Chris was born November 11, 1967. Immediate family includes her husband Paul of Des Moines, Iowa; her parents LeRoy and Donna Lutze of Holyoke; and her two brothers Mark and his wife Mendi of Holyoke and Donny and his wife Paula of the Greeley area.


Holyoke Enterprise, Holyoke, Colorado, June 6, 1996


Funeral services for Christina Marie (Lutze) Bishop were held May 25, 1996 in the Good Hope Lutheran Church in Des Moines, Iowa. Interment followed in the Jordan Cemetery.* Christina Marie Lutze was born November 11, 1967 in Holyoke to Leroy and Donna (Spohn) Lutze. She died in a tragic car accident on May 22, 1996 near Anamosa, Iowa.


 Chris graduated from Holyoke High School in 1986. She continued her education at McCook Community College and later Hastings College, where she graduate in 1990 with a degree in accounting. She worked for the FDIC out of Richmond, Virginia for about two years. Chris married Paul David Bishop on September 5, 1992 in Alexandria, Virginia. In the fall of 1992 they moved to Des Moines, Iowa, where she was employed by the Federal Reserve Bank.


Survivors include her husband Paul of Des Moines; parents Leroy and Donna Lutze of Holyoke, two brothers and their wives, Don and Paula of Greeley and Mark and Mendi of Holyoke; grandfather Fred Spohn of Lamar, Nebraska, special grandmother Esther Harvey of Holyoke and many aunts, uncles and friends.


* Moved to Pleasant Valley Cemetery


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