William “Bill” Lutz died on Tuesday, December 15th, 2020, in his daughter’s home in Central Point, Ore., after a battle with cancer. He was 92 years old.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Marlos; four children, Fred (Jackie) of Eau Claire, Wis., Wayne (Cheryl), of Colfax, Wis.; Kathy (Mike) Kolatski, of Renton, Wash., Sharon (Allen) Melendy, of Central Point, Ore.; seven grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and three sisters, Pat, of Galesville, Bonnie, of Trempealeau, and Delores, of Rochester, Minn.
Bill and Marlos lived in the Plum City area for almost 60 years. He was active in the Pierce County Snowmobile Council for many years. He was employed by Link Brothers during the construction of the dam at Nugget Lake. He also welded and operated heavy construction equipment for R.M. Schlosser Construction. He retired from the Plum City School District in 1991.
Bill was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed riding snowmobiles and motorcycles into his late 60s. He also enjoyed woodworking and reading.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Anna and Fred; sister, Betty; brothers, Roger and Jim; grandson, Gregory; and daughter-in-law, Amy.
A private family memorial will be held in Oregon next year.
Condolences may be sent to Marlos at 1126 Steamboat Drive, Central Point, OR, 97502.