May 25, 2024

Michael David Lutz

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Michael David Lutz, 51, succumbed to a long term illness on Tuesday, May 23 at his Long Prairie residence.

A private memorial service was held on June 1, 2023.

He was born on July 23, 1971 in Fergus Falls, MN, the son of Arnie and Bonnie Lutz of Elbow Lake. He was an outstanding athlete in basketball and track, placing first in the state in High Jump and All American in college. 

Michael received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1994 and his postgraduate degree in Education from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul in 2000.  

After his 1995 marriage to Australian teacher, Gabrielle Bridges, he taught in South Korea, and in public and private schools in Victoria, Australia. After 22 years, he returned to Minnesota, settling in the rural Long Prairie area. He substitute taught in Alexandria and Long Prairie.  

He is survived by his two children, Ezra and Estelle Lutz from Australia, his mother, Bonnie Lutz Good of Ashby, his sister, Michele (David) Foss and their two children Olivia and Micah of Fergus Falls. 

He was preceded in death by his father, Arnie Lutz in 2006. 

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