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Obituary of Don Lutz
Donald Lee Lutz, 86, of Greeley passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at his home. On April 20, 1936, he was born to Albert F. and Cleo V. (Hisel) Lutz in his grandmother’s home in Culbertson, NE. He grew up in Beverly, NE and the family later moved to Sedgewick, CO.
Don graduated from Sterling High School in 1954. He enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving from July 27, 1954-July 24, 1957, most in Germany before receiving his Honorable Discharge.
On September 6, 1959, Don married Alberta R. Keller at the United Methodist Church in Sterling, recently celebrating 63 years of marriage. The family moved to Greeley in 1961 where Don began a 38 year career with the Greeley Police Department. After retiring, he worked for Adamson Funeral & Cremation for 16 years before he permanently retired from work.
They enjoyed fishing, camping, traveling, taking drives but most enjoyed time with family, especially following the grandsons and all of their activities.
Don was a Mason, member of the 116th FBI Academy and the Greeley United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Alberta, daughter, Rhonda Smeeton and two grandsons; Tyler and Trevor Smeeton. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers; Arvine and Lloyd and a son-in-law, Scott Smeeton.
Don’s Life Celebration will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 20, 2022 at Adamson with Interment to follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Memorial gifts may be made to “American Cancer Society” in care of Adamson, 2000 47th Ave., Greeley, CO 80634. Friends may leave condolences at AdamsonCares.com.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Don Lutz, please visit Tribute Store