￼￼ COAL CITY – Douglas Lutes, 65, of Coal City passed away Wednesday morning, March 2, 2016 at his home.
He was born March 13, 1950 in Newport, Arkansas, son of Clyde and Elsie McSpadden Lutes. He was raised and educated in Grundy County and attended Gardner South Wilmington High School.
Douglas attended First Baptist Church of Coal City, and retired from Presence Health, where he worked at Villa Franciscan as the Director of Building Opertions.
Doug was proud of his “man cave,” and will be remembered for his enjoy-ment of riding his Harley, and restoring cars, especially his 1969 El Camino. His greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Leanne; four children: Jacqueline Thomas (fiance Terry) of Coal City; Janine (Tim) Both of Godley; Chantel (Mike) Berg of Custer Park; and Jennifer (Roy) Oleson of Coal City.
Thirteen grandchildren: Rebecca (Mike) Molenaar, Chelsey Flynn, Nicolas Thomas, Madyson Debelak, Allison Flynn, C.J. Berg, Colton Berg, Gunnar Berg, Payton Oleson, Azlyn Oleson, Faye Debelak, Dhane Debelak, and Ayden Oleson; and two great-granddaughters: Mikenzee Molenaar and Bryleigh Berg also survive.
He is also survived by a brother, Norman (Belinda) Lutes, and a sister, Rebecca (Dean) Haldorson, both of Coal City; brothers- and sisters-in-law: Pat (Mike) Clinton of Surprise, Arizona; Lorie (the late James) Hank of Wilmington; Mary (Mike) Langlois of New Lenox; and Harry E. Swanson, Jr. of Gainesville, Florida.
Doug also had numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Troy Lutes, in infancy; and a grandson, Ryan Oleson.
A 2 p.m. Funeral Service was held Saturday, March 5, at Reeves Funeral Home, Coal City. Pastor Avery Wilson officiated.
Cremation rites were accorded following the services.
A private inurnment will be held in Braceville-Gardner Cemetery at a later date.
Visitation and video tribute were held from 11 a.m. Saturday until the time of service.
Family and friends may sign the guestbook, share photographs, or view Doug’s memorial page at: