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John "Jack" Lutjens

July 08, 2007


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John "Jack" Lutjens

July 08, 2007


John Alexander ?Jack? Lutjens, 82, West Fargo, ND, formerly of Valley City, ND, died Sunday, July 8, 2007 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Fargo.

Jack was born April 19, 1925 to Henry and Melinda (Lemley) Lutjens in Pillsbury, ND. He enlisted in the U. S. Army in October 1943. He served in Normandy, Northern France, and Rhineland. He received two Purple Hearts, the Bronze Star, and several other campaign medals. After returning from Europe, Jack spent 13 months recovering from injuries before he was discharged and returned to Valley City. He married Helen Linerud in 1943.

Jack worked for Barnes County Highway Department before beginning his career with the U. S. Post Office. He retired in 1985 after 27 years of service.

He married Charlotte Schmitz Anderson on April 19, 1975.

Jack?s hobbies included gardening, hunting, fishing, and playing cribbage. He enjoyed family, friends, and great neighbors. Jack will be remembered for his love of recycling and sharing. He was a member of the Eagles, VFW, and DAV.

He is survived by his wife, Charlotte; daughter, Diana Wieland, Sibley, ND, three sons, Dale (Lorraine) Lutjens, Bismarck, ND, John Lutjens, Valley City, ND, Rodney Lutjens, West Fargo, ND; daughter-in-law, Sherri Lutjens, Valley City, ND; stepchildren, Debra Anderson, Milwaukee, WI, Guy Anderson, Spring, TX, Joy (Pat) Green, Dublin, GA, Cheri (Charles) Burg, St. Joseph, MN, Ryan (Sharlene) Anderson, Fargo, ND, Darrin (Barb) Anderson, West Fargo, ND; 16 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; and numerous nephews and nieces, He is also survived by his sister, Susie (Mike) Larson, Scottsdale, AZ; and brother, Vern Lutjens, Riverside, CA.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his son, Keith Lutjens, and grandson, Thomas Wieland Jr., brother, Henry Lutjens, and sister, Betty Skjefte, and his dog, Molly.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Veterans Administration Hospital or American Heart Association.

Visitation: 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, July 10, 2007, Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo

Prayer Service: 7 p.m., Tuesday, Boulger Funeral Home

Funeral: 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 11, 2007, Holy Cross Catholic Church, West Fargo, ND

Burial: 1 p.m., Thursday, July 12, 2007, ND Veterans Cemetery, Mandan, ND

Arrangements entrusted to Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo, ND
Online guestbook www.boulgerfuneralhome.com


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4 responses to “John “Jack” Lutjens”

  1. Dan Aasmundstad & Tana Lloyd says:

    anchorage alaskaWe are very sorry for your loss of Jack. We did not know him other than thru the children. Which from them we know he was a very good, honorable man.

    All of you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time

    Tana Lloyd & Dan Aasmundstad

  2. Ed and Marilyn Motl says:

    Fargo ND
    Our sympathy and condolences to Charlotte and family in the loss of their loved one.

    We shall always remember Jack’s smile and the visits in Valley city when he would stop by Carol & Ernie Feuerherm’s. Also, the times at Lake Ashtabula when they were fishing and camping there. Or the times at the Eagles when we would be attending some social get-together…always friendly.

    Jack will be remembered for his service to his country and the community where he lived. He was a loyal friend and was respected because he cared.

    Sincere sympathy & condolences,
    Ed & Marilyn Motl

  3. Don and Ruth Strating says:

    Valley City ND
    Jack was one of the best!

  4. Rita & Dale says:

    Lisbon ND
    We’ll always miss you Uncle Jack….
    He was a very caring guy who always had a special little “treasure” put aside just for us. It was always a special treat to visit him & find out what new treasures he had found while rummaging, etc. He loved to fix up things just to give to other people & make them happy. That’s just the kind of guy he was…….loved to make other people happy. He left a huge footprint in our hearts & will never be forgotten.

    Rita & Dale

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