In Loving Memory of
Ralph Charles Lutz, age 84, passed away March 3, 2016. He was born on April 23, 1931 to John George Lutz and Katharine Ann Brigelius Lutz in Chicago, Illinois. He was raised in Elmwood Park, Illinois, graduated from Proviso High School and in 1957 graduated from the University of Illinois with a Master in Music Education.
Ralph served in the Army 1953-1956. He married his wife of 50 years, Carol Ann Lundgren on December 7, 1954. Ralph taught at Cunningham Junior High School from 1957-1964 and retired from Del Mar College on December 31, 1994 as Chairman of the Music and Drama Department.
Ralph Charles Lutz was a loving father, brother, grandfather and great grandfather. He enjoyed traveling, spending time with family and performing in the Wichita Symphony 1950-1953, Seventh Army Symphony 1954-1956, and the Corpus Christi Symphony 1957-1991.
Ralph is survived by Tim J. Lutz, Keith C. Lutz (Rushia), William C. Lutz (Sandra), Richard D. Lutz (Catherine), Kurt M. Lutz (Carrie), 9 grandchildren, Amy B. Tapia (Al), Jacque I. Lutz, Justin L. Lutz, Melisa A. Lutz, Kristin M. Bush (Joshua), Megan C. Lutz, Brandon G. Lutz, Matthew D. Lutz and Alyssa D. Lutz. Also surviving him are 7 great grandchildren, Hannah L. Bush, Ava R. Bush, Madison M. Tapia, Emily G. Tapia, Maci A. Lutz, Korbyn E. Vater, and Kaylee S. Eigenbord.
A Prayer Service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at the Reid Chapel at Seaside Memorial Park.
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