TOPEKA — Myron Charles “Pete” Lutze, Lyndon, died Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023, at St. Francis Hospital, Topeka. He was 85.
He was born May 4, 1937, in Racine, Wis., the son of Claude and Gladys (Vanmarter) Lutze. Pete, as he was known, grew up in Wisconsin and had lived in Tucson, Ariz., before moving to Lyndon, where he had lived for over 45 years.
Pete served in the United States Air Force and retired after 22 years of service at the rank of Senior Master Sergeant. He then worked in security at the Wolf Creek Nuclear Power Plant near Burlington, and retired as a supervisor after 25 years.
He was united in marriage to Janette Thornbrugh Jan. 29, 1960, in Williamsburg. To this union two sons were born, Mike and Steve.
Pete was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Gladys; an infant brother, Sonny; and two sisters, Ethel and Iva Jean.
He is survived by his wife, Jan, of nearly 63 years; two sons, Mike Lutze, Lawrence and Steve Lutze (Tammy), Ozawkie; two brothers, Bill Lutze, Killeen, Texas, and Jim Lutze, Portland, Ore.; a sister, Sally Potts, Henderson, Ky.; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Graveside memorial services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at Woodlawn Cemetery, Pomona.
Condolences may be left at FeltnerFuneralHome.com.