Holyoke Enterprise, Holyoke, Colorado, August 20, 1964




Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 21, at 2:00 p.m. in the Christian church for Mrs. Henry C. Lutze, longtime area resident who passed away unexpectedly early Monday morning, August 17.


The Rev. James Dobyns will officiate, and arrangements are in charge of the Lewis Funeral Home. Interment will be at the Pleasant Valley cemetery southeast of Holyoke.


Mr. and Mrs. Lutze had just arrived by train in Salem, Oregon where they had planned to vacation with their daughter, Miss Delores Lutze, and other relatives on the coast. Mrs. Lutze complained of feeling ill on Sunday and passed away shortly after admission to a Salem hospital. Death was attributed to a heart attack.


Elma Mildred Rockwell was born to Thomas Henry Rockwell and Pearl Elizabeth Stroud Rockwell in Seymour, Iowa, on January 17, 1907. She moved at age 8 to Holyoke with her parents and has resided here and in the Pleasant Valley community since that time. She was united in marriage to Henry C. Lutze on August 17, 1927, and to this union four children were born, all of whom survive. They are: Mrs. Bennie (Dorothy) Simon, Denver; Mrs. Gilbert (Phyllis) Kumm, Holyoke; Miss Delores Lutze, Salem, Oregon; and Leroy Lutze, Holyoke.


Mrs. Lutze is also survived by her husband, Henry; a brother, M.O. "Bill" Rockwell, and a sister, Mrs. Joy Adams, both of Holyoke; several grandchildren; numerous other relatives and many friends.







Holyoke Enterprise, Holyoke, Colorado, February 27, 1947




Funeral services were held from the First Baptist Church in Holyoke for Fred W. Lutze, 54, who passed away Friday morning. Services were in charge of Rev. C.C. Whittington, pastor of the Church of the Nazarene.


Fred William Lutze, the son of Freida* and William Lutze, was born at Holyoke, Colorado on June 24, 1893. In the year 1917 he was married to Viola Tomlin and to this union was born one son, Edward. Mrs. Lutze passed away in March of 1919. In March of 1920 he was again married to Anna Tomlin, and to this union was born eight children. One son, Paul preceded him in death in February 1937.


He is survived by his wife, Anna, and eight children, Edward of Pasadena, California, Geraldine Houser of Nampa, Idaho, Lois, Leslie, Mary Louise, Carol, Florine and Junior all of Holyoke, also three sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Martha Rehfeld of Jefferson, Oregon, Mrs. Minnie Waddle of Longview, Washington, Louise Teese of Scottsbluff, Nebraska and Henry and Walter O. Lutze. Also a host of other relatives and friends.


Mr. Lutze, having spent his entire life in this community, was widely known for his willingness, his acts of helpfulness and kindness. He was a true friend and neighbor. He had been a member of the Holyoke Volunteer Fire Department for the past ten years and was a past chief. He had given freely of his time to the department for which he had the highest regard.   Interment was in the State Line Cemetery.







State Herald, Holyoke, Colorado, September 18, 1914


Friedericka Christina* Lutze was born in Negargartach, Oberamt Heilbeoun Wuertenburg, Germany June 3, 1866 and died at Holyoke Colorado September 9th, 1914, at the age of 48 years, 3 months and 16 days.


She came to America in 1887 and located at Holyoke, Colorado. Soon after coming here she went to Denver to work, where she met and was joined in holy wedlock with William Lutze in June 1890. Soon after this event the young people returned to Holyoke and located six miles east of town. They had lived at the present home nine years.


She was converted to God while in Denver, in the German Methodist Church. Later on she joined the Evangelical association and remained a true and faithful member unto death. She was the happy mother of three sons and three daughters. She leaves to mourn their loss devoted husband, three sons, three daughters, two sisters, Mr. E. Eichele and Mrs. Louise Schroeder who were present at the funeral and one sister in Germany. There are also many friends and neighbors who mourn the loss of one who loved and was loved.


The funeral services were conducted from the State Line Church after a short service at the home. Rev. A.B. Schwab of Imperial, Nebraska preaching the sermon and the body was laid to rest in the church cemetery.






Holyoke Enterprise, Holyoke, CO, December 28, 1989


Henry Carl Lutze, the son of William and Fredericka (Schwab) Lutze, was born August 7, 1903 on a farm southeast of Holyoke. He attended school at Pleasant Valley, which was known as District No. 5.


His mother died when he was quite young, so he had to quit school when he was in the seventhgrade. He helped his father with the farming and continued to farm following his father's death in 1920. In 1921 Henry's brother, Fred, moved in and lived with him for two years. They did quite a lot of blacksmithing for the neighbors.


Henry married Elma Rockwell on August 17, 1926 in Julesburg. They lived and farmed southeast of Holyoke. Elma passed away in 1964. Henry continued to make his home on the farm.


He became interested in antiques and acquired a large collection which he sold at auction in 1984 before moving to Holyoke where he had resided since that time. He took an avid interest in the history of Pleasant Valley and the southeast part of Phillips County including the records of the Pleasant Valley Cemetery.


Survivors include three daughters, Dorothy Simon of Denver, Phyllis Kumm and husband Gilbert of Holyoke and Delores Bashford and husband Albert of Aloha, OR; one son, LeRoy Lutze and wife Donna M. of Holyoke; one brother, Walter Lutze and wife Gerry of Florida; 13 grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.


He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Elma; three sisters; and one brother. Henry passed away Monday, December 18, 1989 in Holyoke at the age of 86.


Funeral services were held Friday, December 22, 1989 at the Christian Church in Holyoke with Rev. Jim Mort officiating. Burial followed in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery.










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