DeKALB – Rose "Rosie" (Shumaker) Lutz, 96, of DeKalb, Ill., died Thursday, March 28, 2013, at Pine Acres Rehab & Living Center, DeKalb.|
Born June 7, 1916, in DeKalb, the daughter of Roy F. and Bessie (Davy) Shumaker, Rosie married Earle C. Lutz on Feb. 22, 1938, on the Shumaker farm in Milan Township.
A homemaker, Rosie was a member of First United Methodist Church, DeKalb, and was active in its women's circle. She also was a member of Nash Automobile Club and loved to travel with her family. She loved crossword puzzles and bingo at Pine Acres, and was a fan of the Cubs and the Bulls.
She is survived by her sons, Charles (Shirley) Lutz, Ed Lutz and Randal (Kathleen) Lutz, all of Malta; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Patricia Lutz of DeKalb; several nieces and nephews; and cousin, Dorothy Davey of Sycamore.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Earle; son, Raymond Lutz; brother, LaVern Shumaker; parents; and stepmother, Ila Webster.
The family thanks the staff at Pine Acres for their wonderful care and friendship to Rosie over the years.
The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 3, at Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb, with the Rev. Jonathan Hutchison officiating. Burial will follow at Afton Township Cemetery, DeKalb. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, at Anderson Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Rose S. Lutz Memorial Fund, sent in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 S. Fourth St., DeKalb, IL 60115.
For information, visit www.AndersonFuneralHomeLtd.com or call 815-756-1022.
Published in Daily Chronicle on Mar. 30, 2013