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Randall Joseph Lutz, 56, of St. Joseph passed away at 4:34 p.m. on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.
Funeral services to celebrate Randy’s life will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at Renner-Wikoff Chapel & Crematory in Urbana. Pastor will officiate. A visitation will be held prior to the funeral from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Cremation rites will be accorded.
Randy was born in Streator, IL on May 15, 1962 to parents John D. and Lucille M. (Coley) Lutz. They preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death was his brother Jeff Lutz.
On March 26, 2005 Randy married Laura Lee Virtue in Urbana, she survives. Also surviving is his sister Judith (Robert) Carr of Youngsville, NC, his Father and Mother- in-law Jim and Marilyn Virtue of Crown Point, IN, his nieces and nephews; Jenna (Matt) Palumbo, Jacob (Sara) Carr and Adam (Andrea) Virtue. Great nephews; Niko Carr and Austin Virtue and his beloved dog Tyler also survive him.
Randy earned his Associates Degree from IVCC and his Electrician certification from the University of Illinois. He worked as an electrician for the U of I for twenty years and was a member of IBEW. Randy donated blood every opportunity he had and was told that he had donated enough blood to save 300 lives.
Randy loved sports even playing on a softball team for many years. He was an avid Chicago Black Hawks fan and also cheered on the Chicago White Sox and the Minnesota Vikings.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in Randy’s memory.
American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123