Francis C. “Butch” Lutgen
Gilbertville – Francis C. “Butch” Lutgen, 96, formerly of Gilbertville, IA, died Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at La Porte City Specialty Care, La Porte City, IA.

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. – Saturday, April 6, 2019, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Gilbertville, IA, with burial at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Gilbertville. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Friday, April 5, 2019, at the White Funeral Home, Jesup, IA and for an hour before services Saturday at the church. Memorials may be directed to the family and to Immaculate Conception Church. Online condolences may be posted at

Francis was born April 5, 1922, in Black Hawk County, IA the son of John Lutgen and Susan (Welter) Lutgen. In 1942 he was united in marriage to Helene Mangrich, they later divorced. He was a mechanic, working on industrial machines and worked as a carpenter. Francis was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Gilbertville. Francis enjoyed baseball, fishing, hunting, and watching television, especially westerns.

Francis is survived by two sons, Gene Lutgen of Cedar Falls, Donald Lutgen of Waterloo; one daughter, Connie (Gary) Gardner of Gilbertville; 10 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; 7 great great-grandchildren; one sister, Rita Weber of Gilbertville. He is preceded in death by his parents, one son, Richard Lutgen; one daughter, Kathy Lutgen; one grandson, Jeff Lutgen; 1 great grandaughtger, Jersey Lutgen; 5 brothers, Eugene, Paul, Joseph, and two in infancy; 6 sisters, Leona Rapalee, Mary Phillips, Donna Mae Frost, Anna Mae Schmit, Hilda Schmitz and Teresa Delagardelle.
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