LaVonne Fritz-Lutz

LaVonne Marie Fritz-Lutz (Wyffles)

Sunday, November 12th, 1933 - Sunday, March 10th, 2019
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of LaVonne Fritz-Lutz, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of LaVonne Fritz-Lutz

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question / comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.


Mass of Christian Burial for LaVonne Lutz, 85, of Marshall will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 6, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church with visitation one hour prior at the church. Lunch and burial procession will follow to St. Mary’s Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Tracy.

LaVonne passed peacefully on March 10, 2019, while holding the hand of her husband, Charles, at McLaughlin Hospice House in Marshall.

LaVonne was the daughter of James and Nellie Marie (Hansen) Wyffels. She was born on the J.B. Wyffels farm south of Amiret on Lyon County Road 9. She attended the 1-room school that stood on the south edge of their farm. Moving with the family to Tracy in the early 1940s, she attended THS, graduating near the top of her class. Crowned Miss Tracy in 1950, she went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree at St. Catherine’s University and a Master’s degree in Dietetics at University of Iowa.

While working as a dietician at Midway Hospital in St. Paul, she married Robert Fritz in 1960 and gave birth to two sons, James in 1961, and Thomas in 1963. For 20 years she raised her family in Minneapolis and worked for various state agencies as a dietician. In the 1980s, she started her own practice as a consulting dietician and worked to improve dietary standards for nursing homes around the state.

In 1995, she reunited with high school and college sweetheart Charles Lutz. They were wed at St Charles Borromeo parish in Minneapolis. Moving to Marshall with Charles, she volunteered at the library and traveled the world to destinations as varied as the Netherlands, China, Hawaii, and New Zealand.
After a fall in 2008 that broke bones in her back, she battled chronic pain and depression for the rest of her life. She was loved by family and friends and will be deeply missed.

LaVonne is survived by her husband of 24 years, Charles Lutz of Marshall; son James and grandson Roman of Coos Bay, Oregon; and son Thomas and grandchildren Luke, Seth, Paul, and Olivia of Middleton, Maryland. Special Thanks to Gary and Patty Peterson of Tracy, Eve Wyffels of Marshall, Father Labat, Prairie Home Hospice in-home care and McLaughlin Hospice House, and Touching Hearts in-home care.
Read Less

To plant a memorial tree in honor of LaVonne Marie Fritz-Lutz (Wyffles), please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, July 6th, 2019 | 9:30am - 10:30am
    Saturday, July 6th, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
    Holy Redeemer Catholic Church
    503 W. Lyon St.
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, July 6th, 2019 | 10:30am
    Saturday, July 6th, 2019 10:30am
    Holy Redeemer Catholic Church
    503 W. Lyon St.
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Fr. Mark Steffl
  • Interment

    St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery - Tracy
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    At 1:15 p.m. July 6, 2019


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of LaVonne here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

No video recorded.

Private Condolence
Plant a Tree in Memory of LaVonne

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each
Share by: