Margaret Lutz Lane

October 5, 1931August 8, 2018
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Margaret Lutz Lane, age 86, of Newton, passed away Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at her residence.

Born October 5, 1931 in Catawba County, she was the daughter of the late William Franklin Lutz and Augusta Louise Varner Lutz.

Margaret was a church organist for 65 years in FL, PA, OH and NC. She was a member of Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ in Conover where she had served as church organist for the last 35 years. She also enjoyed teaching piano and organ and had worked at Belk’s, Lenoir Rhyne University book store and Walden Books.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 daughters, Karen Teresa Balin and Shari Lynn Deal.

Those left to cherish her memory are her daughters Diane Deal and husband, William Hardy of Tampa, FL, Jasmine Badeaux and husband, Gerald of Granite Falls, NC; son, Douglas Deal and wife, Sharie of Branson, MO; brothers, Bruce “Dutchie” Lutz and wife, Joyce of Newton, NC, Donald Lutz and wife, Alma of Newton, NC; sister, Phyllis Hammonds of Hickory, NC; grandchildren, Jeff E. Deal, Sr., Blake Deal, Angela Marchant, Kristyn Rene Barney, Justin Weiss, Delaney Balin, Caitlin Tellado, Julien Badeaux; great grandchildren, Trevor Brown, Logan Brown, Ashlie Marchant, Elijah Paula, Kaylee Roper, Serenity Barney, Jeff E. Deal, Jr., Charleigh Deal, Jacob Deal, Jackson Hudson, Nathan Wishon; significant other, R.J. York; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The memorial service will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ in Conover, with Rev. Peggy Stout officiating.

A reception for family and friends will follow in the church fellowship hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity Reformed UCC Music Fund, 217 2nd Avenue, NE Conover, NC 28613.


  • William Franklin Lutz, Father
  • Augusta Louise Lutz, Mother
  • Diane Deal and husband, William Hardy, Daughter
  • Karen Teresa Balin, Daughter
  • Shari Lynn Deal, Daughter
  • Douglas Deal and wife, Sharie, Son
  • Jasmine Badeau and husband, Gerald, Daughter
  • Bruce "Dutchie" Lutz and wife, Joyce, Brother
  • Donald Lutz and wife, Alma, Brother
  • Phyllis Hammonds, Sister
  • Jeff E. Deal Sr., Grandchild
  • Blake Deal, Grandchild
  • Angela Marchant, Grandchild
  • Kristyn Rene Barney, Grandchild
  • Justin Weiss, Grandchild
  • Delaney Balin, Grandchild
  • Caitlin Tellado, Grandchild
  • Julien Badeaux, Grandchild
  • Trevor Brown, Great Grandchild
  • Logan Brown, Great Grandchild
  • Ashlie Marchant, Great Grandchild
  • Elijah Paula, Great Grandchild
  • Kaylee Roper, Great Grandchild
  • Serenity Barney, Great Grandchild
  • Jeff E. Deal Jr., Great Grandchild
  • Charleigh Deal, Great Grandchild
  • Jacob Deal, Great Grandchild
  • Jackson Hudson, Great Grandchild
  • Nathan Wishon, Great Grandchild
  • R.J. York, Significant Other
  • Margaret also leaves numerous nieces and nephews.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, August 11, 2018

Margaret Lutz Lane

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Connie & Jim Lingle

August 14, 2018

Margaret's love of music filled Trinity Reform Church with joy for many, many years. The many times she played for church services and special occasions were always such a joy to the recipients and she was always appreciated. May God grant her family and special friends His loving grace and wrap His arms around them and support them as they take this journey without her. She will truly be missed by many.

Ruth Blow

August 11, 2018

I will always remember her loving smile Her expressions showed so in her eyes. Her love for all the family shined when she was in the room. I was blessed to have met and knew her. Love to all of you on this sad day. Memories be last forever. Hang on to everyone of them.

G Gregg Weiss

August 10, 2018

Easily one of the greatest people I have ever met. Love and miss you.

Karen Thompson

August 10, 2018

My deepest condolences go out to the family. Margaret was a one in a million kind of person. Although I have not seen her for a long time, she has remained in my heart through the years. RIP dear Margaret.

Iris Huffman

August 10, 2018

I will always remember your beautiful music you loved
To share with everyone.

Matt and Stacy Sigmon

August 8, 2018

RJ and Jasmine, I wish I had the right words to say, please know we are thinking of you and are just a phone call away. Aunt Margaret was very special to all of us. She will be missed greatly... a favorite memory I have was on my wedding day. Aunt Margaret saved the day while playing the processional music. For some reason, many of the candles weren’t lighting and while I panicked, aunt Margaret continued to play seamlessly. She really did save the day, playing songs from memory on top of the ones we had chosen. What a way to put a bride at ease. We’ll miss you aunt Margaret...