Orville F. Lutgen passed away Monday, May 16, 2011, in Lake Havasu City at the age of 84. He was born to Henry and Gladys (Taylor) Lutgen on May 17, 1926 in Huron, S.D.
Orville served under the direction of the United States Army from July 1944 to July 1946 during World War II.
He married his beloved bride, Carol Allison Stickles on Jan. 22, 1947, and together they made Lake Havasu their home 23 years ago from Cambria, Calif. Orville was a member of the Elks, American Legion, Moose and the Methodist Church.
Orville leaves behind his beloved wife of 64 years, Carol Lutgen of Lake Havasu City; son, Thomas Allen Lutgen of Barstow, Calif.; daughter, Vicki Allison Coombs of Kingman; brother, Harvey Lutgen of Maple Grove Minn.; sister, Jean Biros of Seattle; four grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Gladys Lutgen; brother, Henry F. Lutgen; and one great-granddaughter, Ashleigh Hans.
A Lodge of Sorrows was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 28, at the Elks BPOE Lodge 2399.
The family has asked that donations in Orville's memory go to New Hope Hospice, 500 N. Lake Havasu Ave., Suite B106, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403 or Elks BPOE 2399, 3532 McCulloch Blvd., Lake Havasu City, AZ 86406.
Thoughts and condolences may be submitted to the family at www.lietz-frazefuneralhome.com.
Arrangements were placed under the care of Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home and Crematory.