Joseph Lutzenberger

MANISTIQUE – Joseph Lutzenberger, 89, of Island Lake Road, Manistique, Mich., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Thursday evening, April 18, 2013, at the Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility, in Manistique.

Joe was born April 27, 1923, in Milwaukee, Wis., the son of Joseph Peter and Helen (Kitze) Lutzenberger. He graduated from high school in Milwaukee.

He proudly served our country in the U.S. Navy during World War II, serving in the Pacific.

On March 2, 1985, Joe married the former Cora Behrens in the Salem Lutheran Church in Escanaba, Mich. Joe retired from Harnischfeger after many years as a company executive/manager. He thoroughly enjoyed big game hunting and traveling around the world.

Joe is survived by his loving wife, Cora Lutzenberger of Manistique; two sons, Bruce (Judith) Behrens of Manistique and Craig Behrens of California; two granddaughters, Kristina Behrens and Elizabeth Elwart; one sister-in-law, Shirley Lutzenberger and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by his first wife Violet and siblings.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 27, at the Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility Chapel, Manistique, Mich.

Messier-Broullire Funeral Home of Manistique is assisting the family with the arrangements.