OBITUARY

Karen Ann Lutz

14 April, 19494 April, 2021
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Karen Ann Lutz, age 71, of Redford, Michigan passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 4, 2021. Karen was born in Flint, Michigan, on April 14, 1949, to Maynard and Irene (Nixon) Ryan.

In 1967, Karen graduated from Flushing High School. After graduation, she continued her education at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, MI. While at Eastern, she met David Lutz and they fell in love. She was confirmed into the Lutheran faith in 1971, and on December 18, 1971 Karen and David married.

Karen is survived by her loving husband David of 49 years; children Jonathan (Angela) Lutz, Phillip (Tracy) Lutz and Katherine (Mark) Lovely and grandchildren; Lauren, Miles, Haley, Logan, Wade and Rowan; and brother Wayne Nixon.

She is preceded in death by both of her parents Maynard and Irene Ryan; adopted mother/grandmother Lena Nixon; grandfather Cecil Nixon; mother-in-law and father-in-law Lauren and Lucinda Lutz.

Karen had a great love of gardening, but a bigger love for her family as well as her fur babies. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandkids, whom she adored. She was truly devoted to her family, and she will be greatly missed.

A strolling visitation (25 people at a time) for Karen will be held Sunday, April 11, 2021 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Rd., Livonia, MI 48152. Face masks are required, and social distancing will be practiced.

In-state viewing will occur Monday, April 12, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM with an 11:00 AM funeral service at St. Paul's Ev. Lutheran Church, 17810 Farmington Rd, Livonia, MI 48152. Face masks are required, and social distancing will be practiced.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Karen's memory may be made to the Michigan Humane Society www.michiganhumane.org, Huron Valley Lutheran High School or St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.HarryjWillLivonia.com for the Lutz family.

Services

  • Strolling Visitation (25 People at a time)

    Sunday, 11 April , 2021

  • Funeral In State

    Monday, 12 April , 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, 12 April , 2021

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Karen Ann Lutz

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brenda kieswetter

8 April 2021

Karen was always a bright light in the neighborhood. She always had a kind word for everyone along with a beautiful smile.
Karen always offered her help to anyone in need.
You are already missed in the neighborhood, but I will keep an eye on Dave and help as needed.
Hugs to the family
Brenda

Mia LaFata

7 April 2021

Grandma Karen always made the LaFatas feel like part of the family. Her warmth will be missed dearly.

Nacole Paetz

7 April 2021

I remember her laugh. I also remember her nickname for Philip. She called him Bear. She was a precious and funny lady. It was an honor to grow up across the street from your family.

~Nacole (Pooley) Paetz

Art Kasik

6 April 2021

Dave, please accept my most sincere condolences on the loss of your wife. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
God bless,
Art Kasik

Tara Rekowski

6 April 2021

Dave - I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. I am sending my thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Sincerely,

Tara Rekowski
(Sterling Hts Branch)

Barbara and Bill McDonald

5 April 2021

Our deepest sympathies for your loss. She was a wife, mom and a faithful Christian. May God comfort you all and give you peace

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