Joseph Joe I. Jutz, 74 year-old resident of Little Falls, MN passed away Thursday, March 30, 2017 at his residence. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, April 3 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Michaels Catholic Church in Buckman with Father Kenneth Popp officiating. A visitation will be held on Sunday, April 2 from 4:00-8:00 P.M. at Emblom Brenny Funeral Service in Little Falls and from 10:00 A.M. until the hour of the service on Monday at the church in Buckman. The burial will be held in the parish cemetery in Buckman. A Parish Prayer service will be held on Sunday at 4:30 P.M. at Emblom Brenny Funeral Service in Little Falls.
Joseph Joe I. Jutz was born November 2, 1942 in Platte Township, Morrison County, Minnesota to the late Raymond and Helen (Tretter) Jutz. He was united in marriage to Juanita Krych on August 29, 1966 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Harding. The couple later divorced. Joe worked as a manager for Earl LeMieur Bus Company for many years. He was the owner operator of Bemidji Bus Lines until he retired in 2006. Joe was a volunteer fire fighter for the Little Falls Fire Department from February 9, 1971 until his honorable retirement on March 1, 1991. Joe treasured his time spent with his family helping with projects around the house and taking care of the grandchildren. He enjoyed gardening, old farm tractors, watching TV especially Old Westerns and Family Feud. Joe would also take a trip to the casino from time to time.
Left to cherish his memory are his daughters, Wendy (Greg) Zylka of Little Falls, Nicole (Darren) Tillman of Ramsey; grandchildren, Nathaniel, Alexander and Charles Tillman of Ramsey and Samantha Jutz of St. Cloud; siblings, Alvin (Al) Jutz of Halifax, MA, Laura (Edward) Seelen of Buckman, Carol Seelen of Ishpeming, MI and Irene (Benedict) Trettel of North Prairie; sisters-in-law, Connie Jutz of Glencoe and Darlene Jutz of Shorview.
He was preceded in death by his son, Todd Jutz; parents; brothers, Robert, George, Leo, Edwin Ed Jutz; brother-in-law, Joseph Lloyd Seelen and a sister-in-law, Linda Jutz.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to donors choice.