Don K. Lutes

June 30 1892 – July 5, 1963

Photo by Alicia Kneuss


Don K. Lutes Dies After Long Illness


            Don K. Lutes, 71, of South Winchester street, well known retired florist, died at 4 o’clock this morning at St. Joseph’s hospital in Fort Wayne following an extended illness.

            Mr. Lutes, formerly employed with Northwestern Steel & Wire Co. at Sterling, Ill., established Lutes Florist in 1940 and operated the business until his retirement in 1959.

            He was born at Carmel June 20, 1892, a son of Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Lutes, and was married to Ruth Hammell Jan. 24, 1926.   

            Mr. Lutes was a member of the Christian church at Indianapolis, Masonic F & A M No. 571, the Scottish Rite, Mizpah Temple and the Loyal Order of Moose. 

            Surviving are his wife; one son, Thomas K. Lutes of Decatur; one sister, Mrs. Marah Shaffer of Indianapolis, and two grandchildren, Kip and Brett Lutes of Decatur.

            Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Zwick funeral home, the Rev. Elbert Smith, Jr., officiating.  Burial will be in the Decatur cemetery, with graveside services by the Masonic lodge.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Sunday until time of the services.  Moose memorial services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.  (Fri. July 5, 1963)


Berne (IN) Library Heritage Room Adams County Obits 1962-1964, image 25

Transcribed by Janice Vasilovski