February 2, 1933 - February 3, 2019
Burial Date: March 23, 2019
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March 25, 2019
Condolences to the Lutzenhiser family. I had Mr. L. for band 1980 -1982. I always enjoyed seeing him to say hi to after graduation. Take care.
March 24, 2019
Sad news. You were a wonderful and exceptionally tolerant educator. I'm sorry I was such a PITA in band class and you had to throw the baton at me! LOL!
March 7, 2019
We all have people in our lives that make lasting impressions Mr L was one of those people for many of us. His enthusiasm was infectious and we all became a family of musicians because of him. He encouraged us, guided us and even pushed us to be the best we could be. Music teachers are unique in the world of education in that some of us have at least 1 class with them every day of every year. It is hard for me to remember many of the teachers I had during my time at IHS but I remember in great detail most of my time in the Band Room with Mr L. Rest In Peace Sarge, you deserve it. Ya Did Good
March 5, 2019
I feel incredibly lucky to have known "Mr. L". He was an uncommonly positive, joyful, insightful, and enthusiastic teacher. Almost always smiling, and ALWAYS encouraging, he lit a musical fire in his students with his zest for music and life. In my mind's eye, he will forever be standing on his podium in that same slightly rumpled plaid jacket, and smiling, I think, at the grand and crazy notion of taking a bunch of knuckleheaded teenagers on a rollicking journey through the big wide world of music. He lived to share that world with us. And we are all better people for it. No doubt. Happy Trails to "Mr. L.", the best teacher I ever had. Mark Swanson, '73