Thomas A. 'Tom' 'Tommy' Lutes, 53

Thomas A. "Tom" "Tommy" Lutes, 53, of Otsego passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2015, in Allegan. He was born March 12, 1962, in Plainwell, the son of Ernest and Betty (Foote) Lutes.
Tom was a 1980 Otsego High School graduate. After high school Tom worked at Menasha for 24 1/2 years as a senior bulldozer operator until they closed. He was currently employed at Perrigo for the past six years.
Tom was a member of the Order of the Arrow and was also an Eagle Scout. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and being outside. He was excellent at smoking food and was well known for his fish fries and chili cook-offs.  
Tom loved spending time with his family, especially his grandsons. He also loved fishing with his wife and dog.
On June 4, 1983, at Martin United Methodist Church, he married Betsy, who survives. Also surviving are his children, James (Cora) Lutes and Jesse (Joseph) Lechner, both stationed with the U.S. Navy in Norfolk, Va.; three grandchildren, Clayton "CJ" Lutes, Joseph Lechner, Jaxon Lechner and another due soon; his twin sister Tammy Lutes of Holland; along with several nieces and grand-nieces.
Cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held.
Contributions in memory of Tom may be made to the Otsego Boy Scouts Troop 3098.
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