Douglas Werner Lutz

July 7, 1942March 18, 2021

Douglas Lutz, age 78, passed away on Thursday, March 18, 2021, after a valiant battle against cancer. Born in North Dakota in 1942, Doug married his wife, Margaret in 1961. Doug attended Valley City State Teachers’ College and North Dakota State University.

Seeking a warmer climate, Doug brought his family to Bullhead City in 1971. Doug became the principal of the new Bullhead City Junior High and was the Superintendent of the Bullhead City School District for 25 years. After retiring, Doug served as Bullhead City’s Public Works Director where he helped design and develop Rotary Park. Recently, Doug served on the Bullhead City School board.

Living in Bullhead City for 50 years, Doug had great memories from boating on the river, house boating on Lake Mohave, golfing at Chaparral Country Club, and many evenings at the Laughlin casinos. Doug especially loved basketball and enjoyed watching his three children play sports in the Bullhead City community and at Mohave High School.

Doug is survived by his wife, Margaret; son, Todd (Susan); son, Troy (Jessica); daughter, Sheri (Peter); brother, Lowell (Lona); two sisters, Sandy (John) and Patty (Don); 9 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and many friends. Doug is preceded in death by his parents and older brother, Gary.

A gathering of friends will be held in late spring and a memorial bench will be placed in the Rotary Park to commemorate Doug’s love for and service to the community. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributing to the Doug Lutz Memorial Scholarship for Educators fund at: Mohave Community College Foundation 1971 Jaggerson Ave Kingman, AZ 86409

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  • Memorial & Celebration of Life

    Friday, May 7, 2021


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Margaret Lutz

March 24, 2021

We miss you every minute and will love you forever.
Trixie, Nikki (your pups) and Marg

Margaret Lutz

March 24, 2021

Doug and I grew up together, were married almost 60 years and shared all that life has to offer. He will be forever in my heart.

Susie Hatinger

March 22, 2021

Bruce and I remember our many ADK adventures to Flagstaff.
Bruce said he learned a lot about the Lumberjacks driving
around NAU with Doug.
I remember after one Regatta that Doug picked us up in his golf cart. He drove us to our car . He was always ready to help and encourage. We will miss his humor and spirit.
We feel lucky to have gotten to know him.