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Cecilia Lutz

Cecilia Lutz age 89 of Kalamazoo formerly of Battle Creek passed away April 23, 2020 at Medilodge Nursing Home.

Cecilia was born December 11, 1930 to John and Marcia Ferreira in Portugal. Raised on the Azores Islands, she found love with an American serviceman. Cecilia married Richard Lutz on December 30, 1954 while he was stationed in the U.S. Air Force. She came to the United States to raise her family and lived a long life of adventure, strength, love and determination. Cecilia was an extremely accomplished seamstress and owned and operated Cecilia’s Alterations out of her home. She enjoyed shopping, traveling and gardening.

She was preceded in death by her husband Richard in 1995.

Surviving are her son, Michael (Bonny) Lutz of New Jersey; daughter, Patricia (Robert) Lutz of Kalamazoo; grandson, Corey (Tara) Lutz of Otsego; 3 granddaughters, Misty Lutz of Florida, Andrea Lutz and Alicia Lutz both of Maine and 7 great-grandchildren.

According to her wishes cremation has taken place.

Burial of ashes will take place at Fort Custer National Cemetery at a later time.

Contributions in memory of Cecilia may be made to

Kindred Hospice of Portage


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Barb Clark

April 24, 2020 at 2:52 pm

Patty, Corey,Michael and family

I am so sorry about the loss of Cecilia. She was a wonderful loving person. She will be missed. Cecilia loved her family. Cecilia is at peace now. No more suffering. Love all of you and you are all in my prayers


Pat Root

April 24, 2020 at 8:04 pm

Patty and Mike and family, We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. She was a wonderful neighbor and we enjoyed many times together as visiting neighbors at Barb Harts. She had a long and wonderful life and our prayers go out to your family.


Mike & Patty Lutz

April 26, 2020 at 12:27 pm

Thank you Pat. Love to you and your families


Donna & Brent Ingraham

April 24, 2020 at 8:52 pm

Corey and Tara we are so sorry to hear of your grandmother’s passing. Praying for the whole family, may you all find peace in our Lord’s loving arms. Thinking of you all in this difficult time.


Uncle Brent & Aunt Donna


Reta Smith

April 24, 2020 at 9:27 pm

Please accept my condolences on losing your Mom, grandmother etc. We were close friends for so long and did so many things together! Played games every Friday and Sunday, went for many breakfasts at Cooper Cafe, talked on the phone for hours if one of us didn’t feel good, many laughs about our husbands and their quirks and they had so much in common! Love her smile and her kindness and loved her pretty accent! She was a real lady and will not be forgotten! RIP sweet Cici!


Mike and Patty

April 26, 2020 at 12:28 pm

Thank you Reta, we know that she treasured your friendship through the years


Susan Barnum-Newcomb

April 26, 2020 at 5:27 am

Patty and family,

Sending thoughts and prayers your way on the loss of Cecelia. She, Barb Hart and my Mom, Dorothy Barnum were great friends and had good times together.

May the peace that passes all be yours as you navigate this difficult path.


Mike & Patty Lutz

April 26, 2020 at 12:29 pm

Thank you so much Susan


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