Holyoke Enterprise, Holyoke, Colorado, February 11, 1937





Paul Lutze Succumbs After Month’s Illness; Services Are Held Here


Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Methodist church for Paul Lutze, son of Mr. and Mrs.* Fred Lutze, who passed away last Friday at a Denver hospital from a spleen disorder. The youth, a sophomore at the local high school, had been ill for about two weeks before he was taken to Denver early last week, but it is thought that he may have been ill for some time before the trouble became apparent.


Rev. Elsie McGaughey of Haigler, Nebraska, a Nazarene minister, officiated at the funeral services, and interment was made in the family lot in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery. More than 150 high school students, including members of the band, the sophomore class and the boys in athletics, attended the services in a body. The following schoolmates of the boy served as pallbearers: Albert Presba, Dale McDorman, Walter Pugh, Merle Mutchie, Rex Cox and Virgil Sprague.


Paul Arthur Lutze was born February 28, 1921 at Lamar, Nebraska but came to Holyoke shortly afterward with his parents when they returned here after having resided at Lamar for about a year.


He is survived by his parents, two brothers and five sisters, Leslie, Fred, Lois, Geraldine, Mary Louise, Carol and Florine, and one half-brother, Ed Lutze.


Holyoke Enterprise, Holyoke, Colorado, February 25, 1937


Paul Arthur Lutze was born January 28, 1921 at Lamar, Nebraska and departed this life on February 4, 1937 at Denver, Colorado, age 16 years and 7 days. Nearly all of his life has been spent at Holyoke. He was a sophomore in the Phillips County High School band.  On January 27 he was taken sick and later was taken to a hospital at Denver, where he passed away.


At the time of his death he was president of the Nazarene Young People’s Society and secretary of the Sunday school. He was converted at the age of 10 years, later sanctified and joined the Church of the Nazarene at Holyoke.


The many kind friends of Paul made it possible for his mother to be with him the last few days he lingered here. Each night as his mother left him he would say “Goodbye Mother” until the last visit with him as she left his bedside, he said “Goodnight Mother” and again, as she left the room, he raised himself from his pillow and said “Goodnight Mother.” Two hours later he suddenly took leave of this earthly temple to take up his abode in that house not made with hands eternal in the Heavens.


He leaves to mourn his loss his mother and father, three brothers, Edward William, Leslie James and Fred Walter, Jr., five sisters, Lois Mae, Geraldine, Mary Louise, Carol and Florene Ruth; his grandfather and grandmother, Mr. and Mrs. J.N. Tomlin of Palisade, Colorado; two great aunts, Mrs. Louise Schroeder and Mrs. Minnie Eichel of Holyoke, besides many other relatives and friends.


We shall miss him greatly but all happy in the assurance that we shall meet again when the battles of life are all over.


*Anna Tomlin









Holyoke Enterprise, Holyoke, Colorado, October 22, 1964




Funeral services were held Saturday morning, October 17, at Saint Patrick’s church here for Thomas Edward Lutze, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Lutze. Interment was at the Pleasant Valley Cemetery.


The Lutze baby was born at the local hospital on September 12, 1964 and passed away unexpectedly at the Lutze home Friday morning, October 16. He is survived by his parents, a brother Donald, his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Spohn and Henry Lutze, and numerous other relatives. The Lewis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.









Holyoke Enterprise, Holyoke, Colorado, December 12, 1996


Thomas Edward Lutze of Manitou Springs was born June 26, 1908 to William Ludwig Carl and Fredericka Christina [Schwab] Lutze in Holyoke. He died November 29, 1996 at Pikes Peak Hospice in Colorado Springs. Lutze was 88.


On July 29, 1950 he married Gerry L. Brown in Elyria, OH. Walt attended Cornell College in Iowa and served in the Army during World War II. He was a member of the American Legion Post in Holyoke and was active in the Holyoke Volunteer Fire Department for many years. He was also a member of Holyoke Methodist Church. Walt was an avid reader. Lutze lived most of his life in Holyoke before moving to Daytona Beach, Florida in 1966. He was in the construction business for many years. After retiring in Florida, he earned many art show awards for his 3-D weathered wood wall pieces. Walt and Gerry returned to Colorado in 1994 to reside in Manitou Springs.


Preceding him in death were three sisters and two brothers. Survivors include wife Gerry of Manitou Springs, daughter Melanie Adams of Longmont; son Lon L. of Manitou Springs; grandchildren Kelly Strachan of Arvada, Eric Strachan of Boston, MA and Stephanie, Greg and Christina Lutze, all of Manitou Springs.


A private family memorial service is planned for a later date.




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