Florence C. Lutz
Florence C. Lutz, 91, passed away Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at Monument Health Hospice in Sturgis.
Florence was born on the family homestead in Thunderhawk, North Dakota on October 30, 1929 she was the second of five children born to Floyd and Mayme (Texley) Hannah. Florence grew up and attended school in the Lemmon area.
She married Carl Lutz October 4, 1952 in Lemmon. To this union three children were born, Mavis, Melvin, and Marge. The young family was living in the Prairie City area before relocating to Sturgis in May of 1959.
Florence was a hard worker and worked at a variety of jobs. She did private housekeeping and worked as a housekeeper at Philtown. In 1975, she went to work at the hospital and worked there for over 20 years until her retirement.
After retiring Florence took some time to travel, visiting her brother and sister. She loved spending time outdoors, it didn’t matter if she was boating, camping, going for a drive and a picnic, or taking care of and enjoying all her plants and flowers, the outdoors brought her joy. Florence also treasured the time she spent with family during the many family reunions. But most of all she cherished the time spent with her children and grandchildren. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl; parents, Floyd and Mayme Hannah; brothers, Lee and Ervin; brother-in-law, Laverne Sperle; and many nieces and nephews.
Florence is survived by her son, Mel (LoRayne) Lutz; daughters, Mavis (Howard) Spears and Marge (Darrell) Deckert; grandchildren, Sherry, Mike, Melissa, Matthew, Melanie, Crystal, and Sarah; 11 great grandchildren; brother, Earl (Edna) Hannah; sister, Lou Sperle; sisters-in-law, Donna Hannah and Sybil Hannah; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 5pm-7pm on Monday, February 22 at Black Hills Funeral Home. A memorial service will take place at 1pm, Tuesday, February 23 at United Methodist Church, 1755 Ballpark Rd in Sturgis with Pastor Jenene Earl officiating. Due to COVID-19 seating is limited at the service. A private family burial will take place at Black Hills National Cemetery.
For those unable to attend the service it will be livestreamed at blackhillsfuneralhome.com.