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Stanley Arthur "Stan" Lutz

June 11, 1933 — September 28, 2022

St. Johns

     Stanley A. Lutz, age 89, of St. Johns, Michigan, passed away on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at his home surrounded by his family.

     Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel, on Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 11:00 A.M.  Burial will follow at Payne Cemetery, Gratiot County, MI.  Visitation will be held on Friday, September 30, 2022, from 5-8 P.M. at the funeral home.

     Stanley was born in Detroit, Michigan, on June 11, 1933, the son of Richard and Olive (Shepherd) Lutz.  He met Bonnie Jean Payne 71 years ago at Fulton Center Methodist Church.  They were married on February 19, 1954 in Drayton Plains, MI.  They were blessed with 67 years of marriage together, prior to her passing on July 15, 2021.

     Stan was a member of the First Baptist Church, where he served as a Sunday School teacher and on the Deacon Board.  He retired after 30 years as a Detective Sergeant with the Michigan State Police, and then worked for 12 years as a Chief Investigator of the Genesee Auto Theft Investigation Network in Genesee County. After his second retirement, he was a driver for Clinton Area Transit "Blue Bus" for several years. He served on the Board of Directors of several professional organizations including HEAT (Help Eliminate Auto Theft), ACT (Michigan Anti-Car Theft Campaign), International Association of Auto Theft Investigators, and the Michigan State Police Association.  He was a veteran, serving with the U.S. Air Force during and after the Korean Conflict.

     He is survived by his siblings: Richard Lutz of Frankenmuth, MI; Dotty (Richard) Fedelem of Sarasota, FL; his children: Mark (Patricia) Lutz of St. Johns, MI; Marci (Lee) Walker of Crestwood, KY; Pamela (Kenneth) Scobell of Valley Mills, TX; and Jeana (Ray) Snyder of Laingsburg, MI; six grandchildren: Meghann (Jeremy) Courliss, Nathaniel Lutz, David (Nicole) Walker, Mandi Walker, Will Snyder, and Luke Snyder and six great-grandchildren: Samuel and Jonathan Courliss, Tristan and Zoe Walker, and Libby and Wren Lutz and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Bonnie, brother Donald Lutz and sister-in-law Jean Lutz.

     Memorials may be made to Youth Haven Ranch - 3796 Perrine Rd, Rives Junction, MI 49277.  Online condolences may be made at www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, Michigan.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, September 30, 2022

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Smith Family Funeral Homes St Johns

104 East Cass Street , St. Johns, MI 48879

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Funeral Service

Saturday, October 1, 2022

11:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Smith Family Funeral Homes St Johns

104 East Cass Street , St. Johns, MI 48879

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Burial

Saturday, October 1, 2022

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Payne Cemetery

Perrinton, MI 48871

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