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Diane E. Lutzke

Jun 21, 1941 - Apr 21, 2023


Diane Lutzke passed away peacefully on April 21, 2023, at the age of 81 with her loving family by her side. She was born on June 21, 1941, to the late Harley and Hildegarde Grunewald. She attended Howards Grove High School and graduated with the class of 1959. On November 25, 1961, Diane was united in marriage with Peter Lutzke at Trinity Lutheran Church in Howards Grove. They were married for 41 years before Peter preceded her in death on March 17, 2003. She worked side by side with Peter for many years in their various business ventures and then later worked for Johnsonville Sausage until her retirement in 2003. Diane loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and supported them in everything they did. She enjoyed competing in the annual Citizens Bank Dress-a-Doll contest with her sister-in-law, Judy, every November where they frequently won the grand prize. She created many beautiful flower beds at her home and took great joy in tending to them. She was a talented seamstress, loved doing puzzles and playing cards, and was a great cook who enjoyed making wonderful meals for her family. She was a proud pet mom to many animals over the years and she loved all of them dearly.
Diane is survived by her children, Steven (Patty) Lutzke, Teresa (Ron) Lett, Maria Splittgerber and Jeffrey (Lisa) Lutzke; grandchildren, Jamie (special friend Kyle), Jesse (special friend Erin), Nicole (special friend Craig), Jared, Tyler, Kyle and Carter; great-grandchildren, Kolt and Dylan; and brother, Ralph (Judy) Grunewald. She is further survived by many dear friends and relatives that were close to her heart. Diane is preceded in death by her husband, Peter; parents, Harley and Hildegarde, and other family members.
Visitation will take place on Saturday, April 29, 2023 at Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home, 1535 S. 12th St., Sheboygan, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 12:00 p.m. Deacon Mike Burch will be officiating. Burial will follow at Wildwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a local charity of your choosing.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at St. Nicholas Hospital, especially Dr. Varun Mehta, and to all of the staff at Willowdale Health Services and Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice for their care of Diane.
Online condolences may be expressed at


Date: Saturday Apr 29, 2023
Time: 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
Location: Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home [map]

Funeral Service

Date: Saturday Apr 29, 2023
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home [map]



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Fritz Goebel

So sorry for your loss. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.

Tony and Teresa Schwartz

To all of Mrs Lutzke family, we are very sorry for your loss. So glad I got to spend a few minutes with her and Teresa at Willowdale. May she rest in peace.

Jim & LaVerne Laack

We both went to school with Diane and spoke with her thru out the years.. She was always very friendly and enjoyed talking with her. Our sympathy to the family...........Jim & LaVerne laack

Lena Pence

I did not know Diane but heard of her through her daughter in law whom I am friends with. My sincere condolences to the entire family and friends of Diane. May her memories stay ever so close to your heart. God's peace to each one~