Shirley C. Lutz

Shirley C. Lutz, 90, passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2019, surrounded by her family.

She was born Jan. 21, 1929, in New Castle, Pa. She married Joseph Lutz Aug. 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 30, 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, Minn.; 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 p.m. Sunday, June 30, with visitation starting at 11 a.m. at Hoff Celebration of Life Center, Goodview. A lunch will follow. Internment will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, Tuesday, July 2, at 1:35 p.m.

Please view her tribute video and leave a memory at hofffuneral.com. Memorials preferred to Winona Area Hospice Service or a charity of choice.

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