Donna J. Lutt


Donna J. Lutt, 96, of Wayne, died  Friday, Dec. 1, 2023, at Providence Medical Center in Wayne. 

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9 at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Wayne. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8 at Our Savior Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Wayne.

Memorials may be directed to Donna’s family for later designation.

Arrangements are with Hasemann Funeral Home of Wayne.

Donna Jean (Granquist) Lutt was born Oct. 28, 1927 in Wayne to Edward Paul and Verna Duella (Powers) Granquist. She graduated from Wayne High School. Donna married Lester Otto Lutt Aug. 24, 1945 at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Wayne. The couple farmed southeast of Wayne for 25 years. They purchased Les’ Steakhouse and the  Hotel in 1975. Donna was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church and the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary. Her kindness and generosity extended to everyone - no one was a stranger.

Survivors include her children, Terry Les (Peg) Lutt of Wayne, Jack Edward (Patricia) Lutt of Wayne, Randy Joe (MaryAnn) Lutt of Wayne, Joni Myla (Randy) Holdorf of Carroll,  and Jean Anne Sturm of Wayne; 12 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and a sister-in-law, Helen Granquist of Verona, Wisconsin.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Les in 1986; infant son, Doug Les; brothers, Marion Joe, and Dean; a sister, Myla (Granquist) MeElhose; many-in-laws; and nieces and nephews.