Former Astoria Resident Dies In Galesburg

Herschel C. Lutz died Thursday evening of last week at 7:15 at St. Mary’s hospital in Galesburg, aged 59 years, 8 months and 13 days.

While Mr. Lutz had been in failing health for some years, his death came very suddenly and unexpectedly.

Mr. Lutz was born in Astoria, March 8, 1886, the son of the late J. B. C. Lutz and Sarah C. Wetzel Lutz, natives of Augusta county, Va. His grandparents came to Illinois as pioneer settlers of Fulton county and later his father was a well known land owner. In 1903 the family moved to Monmouth, where Herschel graduated, and attended Monmouth college. While living there he was a member of the First Methodist church and the Masonic lodge.

After his marriage in 1914 to Miss Margaret LaRue of Minnesota, he managed his father’s land in Warren county until 1924, when the famikly moved to Galesburg. Here he was with the Stamm Clothing Co., for fifteen years.

Surviving are the widow and an only sister, Mrs. Leclare H. Amrine of Chicago.

Funeral services were held at the Hinchliff and Wilson undertaking parlors Saturday afternoon, Nov. 24, conducted by the Rev. Raye L. Ragan, pastor of the Methodist church. The remains were brought to Astoria for burial in the family lot. Interment services were in charge of the Rev. H. Sheldon Pattison, pastor of the Astoria Methodist church.


Published in the Argus-Searchlight on 11/28/1945

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